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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30 November 2011

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-15964338

 

A case in which a couple claimed they had been forced from their home by wind farm noise has been settled.

Jane and Julian Davis from Deeping St Nicholas, Lincolnshire, who had been seeking £2.5m in compensation, said the low frequency hum made them ill.

But at London’s High Court, the defence said the couple were “over-sensitive”.

The judge has now been told the couple and the wind farm’s owners and operators have agreed a settlement under terms of strict confidentiality.

The couple had said the problems began immediately after the eight-turbine wind farm began operating half a mile from their home in mid-2006.

Within six months they had moved, claiming the noise had disturbed their sleep, given them headaches and made their house effectively worthless.

Mr and Mrs Davis sued 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, which own and operate them.

The defence argued the owners and operators had done everything possible to deal with the couple’s concerns and suggested they were “exaggerating and overreacting”.

The case had been due to resume on Wednesday but trial judge Mr Justice Hickinbottom was told the case had been settled.

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