If you shut up truth and bury it under the ground, it will but grow, and gather to itself such explosive power that the day it bursts through it will blow up everything in its way.
EMILE ZOLA

Ten years too late, it’s good riddance to wind farms – one of the most dangerous delusions of our age

Christopher Booker UK

"I have been following this (wind turbine) extraordinary story for ten years ever since, in 2002, I first began looking carefully at what really lay behind this deceptive obsession with the charms of wind power. It didn’t take me long, talking to experts and reading up on the technical facts, to see that the fashionable enthusiasm for wind energy was based on a colossal illusion. I first warned about what I called ‘the greatest mistake in our history’ in an article in the Mail almost ten years ago.
I described the claim that it would be the answer to all our future energy problems as a catastrophic failure of judgment. I feared that windpower was stupendously inefficient and ludicrously expensive and that by falling for the greatest energy hoax of our time, the Labour government could be consigning Britain to a very dark future. So unreliable are wind turbines — thanks to the wind’s constant vagaries — that they are one of the most inefficient means of producing electricity ever devised."


"The erection of a wind turbine creates apprehension in the general public, which makes the property less desirable and thus diminishes the prices of neighbouring property...” “Continuing scientific uncertainty over the adverse health consequences of wind turbines only serves to perpetuate the debilitating effect of wind turbines on property prices.”
Ben Lansink, Appraiser

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Property Loss Includes Loss of Community

01 JANUARY 2014

FOR sale — one parish beloved by its inhabitants, but considered of limited scenic or heritage value by the local authority.

Residents of the Finuge area in north Co Kerry have taken the unusual step of putting ‘for sale’ signs on their properties because they say they will no longer want to live there if controversial proposals for a wind farm go ahead.

Stacks Mountain wind farm Ltd is proposing to construct 10 windmills on bogland at… Continue reading

Credit:  By Patricia Lewis | 15 Nov 2013 | www.dailyrecord.co.uk

 

Potential objectors to Knockendurrick Wind Farm are being “picked off” by the firm behind the bid.

MSP Alex Fergusson has criticised Banks Renewables after 30 individuals were offered cash in return for their support.

The annual payments were suggested in a letter to households closest to the planned development.

Mr Fergusson said: “This is the first time I have come across this practice.

“It is picking… Continue reading

October 29, 2013

 

An anti-wind farm resident of Collector says he will sue his neighbours should they become turbine hosts as part of a proposed wind farm in the small community north of Canberra.

A proposal for a 63-turbine wind farm at Collector was referred to the Planning Assessment Commission by the NSW Department of Planning late last month, with the recommendation the plan be approved. The commission will hold a meeting in Collector on Tuesday to hear from… Continue reading

Grimsby Telegraph | October 19, 2013 | www.thisisgrimsby.co.uk

 

Residents claim plans for a £16-million wind farm in North Thoresby would impact on house prices in the village.

A consultation was held at the Village Hall by WED Renewables to gauge villagers’ reactions to the scheme before submitting a planning application to North East Lincolnshire Council.

Despite the company offering to put £50,000 into the local community each year to compensate for any disturbance, residents are strongly opposed to… Continue reading

1 November 2012

Western Morning News

The Government appeared in disarray over its wind farm policy last night after the Energy Minister and the Prime Minister clashed over the development of new turbines.

Conservative Energy Minister John Hayes said it was “extraordinary” that wind turbines had been allowed “to be peppered around the country without due regard for the interests of the local community or their wishes”.

But his words earned a public rebuke from his boss, Lib Dem Energy… Continue reading

November 23, 2012

Submitted by Carmen Krogh, BScPharm

 

This is public submission associated with a pre-turbine (not yet operational facility) and the reported impacts to a group of families in close proximity to the units.  This submission by eminent researcher Carmen Krogh to Health Canada and the Prime Minister outlines the stresses to community, families, livestock, landscape, wildlife including butterflies from pending construction of substations, transmission lines and turbines in Ontario. The stories here relate to… Continue reading

March 11, 2008

By Judy Keen, USA TODAY

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/money/industries/energy/2008-11-03-windturbines_N.htm

 

BROWNSVILLE, Wis. — Not long after the wind turbines began to spin in March near Gerry Meyer’s home, his son Robert, 13, and wife, Cheryl, complained of headaches.

They have trouble sleeping, and Cheryl Meyer, 55, sometimes feels a fluttering in her chest. Gerry is sometimes nauseated and hears crackling.

The culprit, they say, is the whooshing sound from the five industrial wind turbines near the 6-acre spread where they… Continue reading

May 17, 2012

By WILSON RING

http://news.yahoo.com/canadians-squall-vermont-wind-energy-project-184705033.html

STANSTEAD, Quebec (AP) — The winds blowing through Canada’s broad St. Lawrence Valley and across Vermont’s hilltops are stirring up an international tempest over which country’s laws should govern how those breezes are harnessed for electricity.

Some residents of the Quebec town of Stanstead are upset about plans in Vermont to erect just south of the border two industrial-size wind turbines — one… Continue reading

05 May 2010

http://www.fox11online.com/dpp/news/wind-blowing-storm-strong-opinions

 

100 wind turbines proposed for Brown County

“We want people to go. Go to a turbine, stand under a turbine, see what it’s like, the proof is in the pudding,” said Parzyck.
Though, there are many farmers in Fond du Lac County who say a few days in their shoes would turn most people against wind development.

 

MALONE – If you walked out of your home every morning and saw wind turbines in every… Continue reading

08 November 2012

http://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/ulverston/resident-anger-over-energy-co-op-s-pennington-windfarm-tactics-1.1012299?referrerPath=news/

 

OPPONENTS of five giant wind turbines in Furness say the proposed windfarm would ruin their lives.

OPPOSITION: The existing Harlock Hill windfarm near Pennington. Inset, an extract from the minutes of the latest Baywind AGM, which stressed the need to convince “friends and family” to show their support for the plans

Residents living just a few hundred metres from the site of the planned 99.5m (326ft) structures criticised tactics used by energy companies in a… Continue reading