The most basic law of economics is that things are valued based on the “Law of Supply and Demand.” It is exceedingly obvious, all things being equal, that many people (due to view, sound, flicker, etc) would choose NOT to buy a home where there are wind turbines close by. (Whether they are right or wrong in their reasons is irrelevant.)
These beliefs would reduce demand, which clearly would have some negative impact on the price of such… Continue reading
Ben Lansink AACI, P.App, MRICS
Opinions about wind turbines – and their effect on property prices – are a relatively new phenomenon in Ontario (since 2005). Most people have an opinion regarding wind turbines and their effect on themselves, their surroundings, and society. The main concerns are the safety and health impacts of wind turbines.
If a wind turbine were erected on a property, would the neighbouring properties have the same market value… Continue reading
February 8, 2013
Yesterday Duncan jumps ship, then Bartolucci and today Bentley pulls the plug!
What could all this mean?………………….could it be that now that Ontario has been successfully castrated by the Green Energy Act that these foul miscreants have completed their “end game” of bringing Ontario to a Third World status as they were intent on doing?
December 24, 2012
Channel Islands Acoustics, Camarillo, CA Principal: Dr. Bruce Walker Hessler Associates, Inc., Haymarket, VA Principals: George F. and David M. Hessler Rand Acoustics, Brunswick, ME Principal: Robert Rand Schomer and Associates, Inc., Champaign, IL Principal: Dr. Paul Schomer
Clean Wisconsin is a nonprofit environmental advocacy organization that works to protect Wisconsin’s air and water and to promote clean energy. As such, the organization is generally supportive of wind projects. Clean Wisconsin was retained by… Continue reading
Nov 16, 2012
The Honorable Peter Rørdam (retired), The Copenhagen Post (11/16/12)
It’s a widely held conception that Denmark is one of the world’s least corrupt countries. The message is always warmly received, but this isn’t the same as saying that Denmark is free of corruption.
I’m not qualified to speak about corruption in general, but there is one area in which I do have an in-depth knowledge: wind power, which is an industry that has managed… Continue reading
5 January 2013
The shocking environmental cost of renewable energy
Wind turbines only last for ‘half as long as previously thought’, according to a new study. But even in their short lifespans, those turbines can do a lot of damage. Wind farms are devastating populations of rare birds and bats across the world, driving some to the point of extinction. Most environmentalists just don’t want to know. Because they’re so desperate to believe in renewable energy,… Continue reading
In a ground breaking study from Wisconsin, new evidence on LFN and infrasound.
Supporters can no longer say that wind turbines do not produce significant levels of infra and low frequency sound just because the sound pressure levels do not rise to the Thresholds of perception of audible sounds.
Thus, “What you can’t hear, can hurt you” is the surviving paradigm.
Richard James, INCE
The argument about whether wind turbines produce infra and low frequency sound and if they… Continue reading
WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT WIND TURBINES common sense stuff
– Up to 600 feet tall – constant noise – shadow/flicker – view shed effect – turbines tower over horizon, changing the view – construction; transmission lines; substations – turbines forever change the aesthetics; a more industrial feeling – loss of native wildlife habitat