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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July 13, 2007

By Darrell Cole, Amherst Daily News

http://www.wind-watch.org

Dwayne Bailey has some simple advice for Gulf Shore residents fighting a proposed wind farm in their area, don’t give up the fight because they may regret the consequences.

Bailey recently abandoned his Elmira, P.E.I., home because noise from a nearby wind farm was becoming intolerable. It kept the family awake at night and impacted their health with headaches and vision problems.

“Don’t let them put up the windfarm, it’s way too close to the houses. It chased us out of our house and it could happen to someone else. We didn’t have much a choice and it resulted in us leaving our home,” Bailey said, adding his parents also abandoned their home.

The nearest turbine to Bailey’s former home is about a kilometre away. Still, the noise generated was similar to a washing machine whose load is off to one side. He said it also sounded like the propellor of a small aircraft.

Gulf Shore residents are fighting a proposed development by Atlantic Wind Power Corporation that will see between 20 and 27 100-metre high turbines constructed between the Gulf Shore Road and the Irishtown Road.

“It was not pleasant living there,” said Bailey, who moved his family to another home 25 kilometres aways. “They’re very loud. You could hear them over the cars on the road or if you’re having a conversation with someone.”

The P.E.I. Energy Corporation responded to Bailey’s complaints last winter by hiring Jacques Whitford to assess the wind farm noise level. Bailey has been told of the study’s results but isn’t buying the findings because he thinks the testing was flawed.

Corporation CEO Wayne MacQuarrie did not respond to a call for comment.

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