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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Jan 27, 2013 http://www.windturbinesyndrome.com/

Editor’s note: The following was sent by James Lovelock, creator of the Gaia Principle and a founder of the international Green movement, to the Torridge District Council as testimony against the proposed Witherdon Wood Wind Turbine project. He by-lined it “Carey and Wolfe Valley Opposition to wind turbines.” His statement was circulated by his wife, Sandra Lovelock. Click here for the original. Continue reading

Jan 26, 2014 http://www.windturbinesyndrome.com/

“Proof wind turbines take thousands off your home: Value of houses within 1.2 miles of large wind farms slashed by 11%, study finds”

• Study by the London School of Economics found value of homes close to wind farms slashed by 11% • Home that costs £250,000 would lose £27,000 in value • Homes as far at two-and-a-half miles away could be reduced by 3%

—Sanchez Manning, MailOnline (1-25-14)

The presence of wind turbines near homes has wiped tens of thousands of pounds off their value, according to the first major study into the impact the eyesore structures have on house prices.

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October 2, 2013

http://freewco.wordpress.com

We reported yesterday that Gilead Power is actively prospecting for landowners to lease 10,000 hectares of land for a wind power project. The citizens of Greater Napanee held a public information meeting last night. Note the comments from a landowner who has been approached numerous times by the aggressive wind power developer.

Here is a report from local resident Bill Daverne.

Greater Napanee says “No”

Tuesday night, the Town of Greater Napanee… Continue reading

For Immediate Release April 8, 2013 Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson has issue this News Release (.pdf)

(Queen’s Park) —The Quebec government has passed legislation that bans wind turbines from being built within two kilometres of homes and within one kilometre of public roads.

The Quebec government has also protected agricultural fields, cultivated floodplains, and woodlands, as well as bike lanes from the presence of wind turbines. It also establishes the one kilometre distance between the turbines and environmentally protected… Continue reading

April 5, 2013

Jim Gallagher, Sunday World (3/31/13)

 

To many they have become the scourge of 21st Century Ireland.

Families around the country are being driven from their homes by the noise and disruption of windfarms.

Those living close to the turbines claim their lives have been ruined by the noise, vibrations and light flicker from the giant machines.

Protesters claim windfarms were built without local consultation and without any debate into long-term health effects.

And yet… Continue reading

3/12/2013

www.ckwstv.com

 

A CONTROVERSIAL PLAN TO ERECT DOZENS OF WIND TURBINES ON AMHERST ISLAND MAY BE TAKING A TOLL ON THE LOCAL REAL ESTATE MARKET.

AN ISLAND RESIDENT COMPLAINS THAT SHE CAN’T SELL HER HOUSE WHILE THE TURBINE PROPOSAL IS UP IN THE AIR.

NEWSWATCH’S STEPHANIE WILKINS HAS THAT STORY

.An escape from the hectic lifestyle of city living – Mary Lis Best and her late husband purchased this property on Amherst Island 23 years ago.

Mary Lis… Continue reading

February 18, 2013

 

Dear Mr. Mathieson,

I have addressed this open letter to you as you are listed as the chair of the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC).

It is my understanding MPAC is conducting a study of the real estate value impacts of industrial wind turbine (IWT) facilities in Ontario.  I am writing to you in order to:

  •  request full disclosure of MPAC IWT study data and methodology; and
  •  provide knowledge which can… Continue reading

February 13, 2013

http://stopthesethings.com

 

“The snouts in the easy money making renewable energy trough are many and varied.”

“There is an urgent need to eliminate conflicts of interest within our government.  The only reason people are not rioting in the streets about the unjustified increase in their power bills is that they simply have no idea what is going on.  There is enough evidence of fraudulent behaviour and corruption to justify a Royal Commission.”

The following draft… Continue reading

February 01, 2013

http://www.theaustralian.com.au

by: Pia  Akerman

 

Farmer Don Jelbart at his property in Tarwin Lower, Victoria, next door to the site of the proposed Bald Hills wind farm. Picture: Stuart McEvoy Source: The Australian

 

A VICTORIAN council has conceded that a wind farm development still in its early stages has slashed the land value of its neighbours, and agreed their land rates should be cut. In what is believed to be an Australian… Continue reading