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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Recent News

February 02, 2013

wind-watch.org

 

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

January, 2013

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

January 14, 2013

http://www.chch.com

 

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

http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca

 

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

January 3, 2013

BY DAVID GIULIANI dgiuliani@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 525

http://www.saukvalley.com

But wind farms still preferred, expert says

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

Parker Gallant

 

“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

In this Slide Show, Dr Malcolm Swinbanks describes how infrasound/low frequency noise propagates, and wonders if you wish to “TRY” to be a human natural experiment living near a turbine, and see for yourself.

 

An excellent overview and introduction to why setbacks in the USA have evolved from 1000 feet to 1640 feet, and more.

 

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November 29, 2012

by Rick Stow

http://www.bayshorebroadcasting.ca

 

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…