February 02, 2013
Local councils are bracing for a surge of residents who live near wind farms demanding recognition that their land value has dropped, after a Victorian regional council granted one resident a cut in rates.
The precedent set by South Gippsland Shire Council has also triggered concerns that council revenue could be hit if enough residents mount a challenge, despite contradictory evidence of whether wind farms reduce neighbouring land values.
Municipal Association of Victoria chief executive… Continue reading
FEATURE ARTICLE, WEEKENDAVISEN
Feature Article. The Danish Parliament favours the wind industry to a degree where the constitutional state is weakened. Ida Auken, Minister for the Environment, is so indifferent to facts that in a consultation she delivers 38 wrong answers, including the information that wind turbine noise does not disturb more than noise from any other source, and that the regulations are stricter for wind turbine noise than for any other… Continue reading
Jan 13, 2013
Written by Bill McCleery
Indiana is home to one of the world’s single largest concentrations of wind turbines.
But all of those giant rotors — about 700 standing among the corn and soybeans along I-65 in Benton County — do more than harness energy from the wind.
They also can kill birds.
January 14, 2013
Wind turbines are the big topic at a meeting in West Lincoln tonight, where residents against the plan for their community are hoping something can be done to stop the process.Sean Cowan is live at South Lincoln High School where the meeting is taking place.
January 15, 2013
By Dan Dakin, St. Catharines Standard
WEST LINCOLN – A West Lincoln planning committee meeting turned into a marathon debate that was both heated and at times comical Monday night.
More than 500 people wearing bright red and bright green shirts packed South Lincoln High School to show their opposition or support for two proposed industrial wind turbine developments across west Niagara.
The developments would see 82 wind turbines built on private land… Continue reading
7 January, 2013
Recent issuing of “Overall Benefit Permits” by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources allowing renewable energy companies to damage and destroy habitat of endangered species raises concerns that the MNR is not fulfilling its obligations under the Endangered Species Act (2007).
January 3, 2013
BY DAVID GIULIANI firstname.lastname@example.org 800-798-4085, ext. 525
DIXON – Ornate box turtles are homebodies. So if a proposed wind farm is built in southwestern Lee County, the species would stick around.
On Wednesday, an expert told the Lee County Zoning Board of Appeals that the wind farm could hurt the turtle, which the state listed as a threatened species in 2009.
The turtle is in much of the same… Continue reading
December 17, 2012
“So I hear from experts in the science and health community, experts in the property evaluation community, and they are supporting the approach we have taken,” McGuinty said.
That statement was made by Ontario`s Premier during a brief media event following his speech to the Nurse Practitioners Association back on November 2, 2012 and was reported in the London Community News. The author of the article went on to write; “As far as… Continue reading
An excellent overview and introduction to why setbacks in the USA have evolved from 1000 feet to 1640 feet, and more.
November 29, 2012
by Rick Stow
Property Appraisals expert says turbines, transmission lines decrease land value.(Huron East) – Appraisals expert Ben Lansink of London has told the Huron East Administrative Committee that rural residential property values fall when either turbines are erected, or transmission lines are cut through the landscape. He was addressing the committee, which determines the agendas for regular meetings of Huron East Council on Tuesday. Read more…