by Ben Acheson
NORTH AYRSHIRE Council has been using primary school children to distribute ‘green’, pro-renewables propaganda on behalf of a wind energy developer. What else is there to say? Is there any need to argue that this is unacceptable, downright deplorable behaviour? Surely that one sentence sums up the ethics of wind farm developers.
For anyone who is still ‘on the fence’ about wind power, this astounding news should help to make up their minds once and for… Continue reading
03 Nov 2012
American and British researchers compared two groups of residents in the US state of Maine. One group lived within a mile of a wind farm and the second group did not.
Both sets of people were demographically and socially similar, but the researchers found major differences in the quality of sleep… Continue reading
28 February 2011
Scarcely a day goes by without more evidence to show why the Government’s obsession with wind turbines, now at the centre of our national energy policy, is one of the greatest political blunders of our time.
Under a target agreed with the EU, Britain is committed within ten years — at astronomic expense — to generating nearly a third of its electricity from renewable sources, mainly through building thousands more wind turbines.
But… Continue reading
When you speak to people about how property values are affected by wind turbines, the pro-wind groups always beat you down, or do their own biased studies that get the results that they want. This is a REAL letter from a realtor who tells it like it is. This is what could happen in North Carolina if we do not protect our ridges from commercial wind turbines. And with lost property values comes lost tax revenues for the county.… Continue reading
OCTOBER 12, 2012
Land and real estate values in areas close to wind farms have become a hot button issue. Recent reports offer conflicting information on the impact these facilities have on property values.
It’s an issue in Southern Ontario, as well as many regions of Eastern Ontario, including along the St. Lawrence Seaway. Today, we host Part II of our live chat with two experts who have different viewpoints on the issue.
February 7, 2011
Given the abundance of recent letters to the editor regarding the wind turbine industry’s plans for our part of Ontario, I would like to concentrate on an important aspect of the wind industry’s campaign of disinformation that has so far received little attention: the basis for their insistence that real estate values near wind turbine sites are unaffected by their presence.
I have received two reports purporting to show the lack of any negative effect. One… Continue reading
Credit: Paul Cluff | The Goderich Signal-Star | http://www.goderichsignalstar.com 26 September 2012 ~~
A real estate agent who owns a cottage in Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh warned council that property values could drop significantly with further wind turbine project development.
Paul Shantz told council of 78 assessment reductions since 2008 at properties on Wolfe Island, totaling $3 million in lost value.
The largest reductions were closest to the turbines, part of Ontario’s second largest wind farm, and ranged from $101,000… Continue reading
By Andrew Gilligan
Sep 12 2010
To green campaigners, it is windfarm heaven, generating a claimed fifth of its power from wind and praised by British ministers as the model to follow. But amid a growing public backlash, Denmark, the world’s most windfarm-intensive country, is turning against the turbines.
Last month, unnoticed in the UK, Denmark’s giant state-owned power company, Dong Energy, announced that it would abandon future onshore wind farms in the country. “Every time we were… Continue reading
July 26, 2012
On the face of it, this has been a pretty good week for the wind industry. After a worrying month or so, in which George Osborne seemed to be listening to his party’s MPs, they appear to have got away with a mere 10% reduction in the large subsidies they get paid to produce (and sometimes not to produce) wind energy.
But if I were in the business, a piece of news that has received rather… Continue reading
Cape Wind Associates has proposed to build 130 large wind turbines on a 24 square mile area of Horseshoe Shoal, in Nantucket Sound. The project is controversial. Cape Wind argues that the project will lower electricity costs to consumers, reduce emissions from power plants in the New England region, create more jobs on Cape Cod, and contribute to greater energy diversity and independence. Critics of the project are concerned about the high cost of wind-generated electricity,… Continue reading