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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Credit:  Paul Cluff | The Goderich Signal-Star | http://www.goderichsignalstar.com 26 September 2012 ~~

http://www.wind-watch.org/news/2012/09/27/could-property-values-drop-with-wind-turbine-development/

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 to $143,000.

The proposed K2 Windpower project is a 270-megawatt project that follows K1, which is already up and running in the township.

Some 138 wind turbines are proposed and discussion about the project dominates ACW council meetings. Shantz presented the information to council and provided a copy to the Signal Star.

Shantz said the MPAC information should worry ACW councilors for a number of reasons. “You are pulling money out of my pocket and pulling money out of people’s pockets who rely on property for retirement,” Shantz said. “If you continue to allow this to happen you are negatively affecting more people in the township than the people that are going to sign a lease. Council is supposed to represent the rate payers of ACW.”

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