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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12 July 2011

http://www.bbc.co.uk

A couple seeking £2.5m compensation for wind farm noise have been accused of making “exaggerated” claims.

Jane and Julian Davis from Deeping St Nicholas, Lincolnshire, have said the constant hum from the eight turbines forced them to move house.

London’s High Court heard the defence argue the owners and operators had done everything possible to deal with the couple’s concerns.

It was also suggested their sensitivity was “never reasonably foreseeable”.

The couple earlier told the court they were forced out of their home in 2007 after failing to find a way of blocking out the noise.

Noise injunction

Defence QC William Norris, suggested the couple’s accounts of unsettling noise from the turbines had been “exaggerated, inconsistent and unreasonable”.

He added: “Whether their reaction has been that of reasonable wind farm neighbours is an issue in the case – given that the wind farm is compliant with the noise conditions imposed by its planning permission, and given the scientific evidence.”

He also told the court it was “never reasonably foreseeable” that the couple would be “adversely affected” by the sound of the turbines.

He insisted his clients had done everything possible to “seek to address their concerns about the adverse impact”.

Mr and Mrs Davis are suing local landowners – RC Tinsley Ltd and Nicholas Watts – on whose land some of the turbines are sited, as well as Fenland Windfarms Ltd and Fenland Green Power Cooperative Ltd, who own and operate them.

They are seeking a permanent injunction to halt the noise, or damages of up to £2.5m for the disruption of their lives.

The case is being viewed as a test on the law relating to noise nuisance from wind turbines.

The hearing continues.

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