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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For Immediate Release
April 8, 2013
Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson has issue this News Release (.pdf)

(Queen’s Park) —The Quebec government has passed legislation that bans wind turbines from being built within two kilometres of homes and within one kilometre of public roads.

The Quebec government has also protected agricultural fields, cultivated floodplains, and woodlands, as well as bike lanes from the presence of wind turbines. It also establishes the one kilometre distance between the turbines and environmentally protected areas, much like Lisa Thompson, MPP’s (Huron-Bruce) bill, the Ensuring Affordable Energy Act, which protects the Niagara Escarpment and Oak Ridges Moraine from wind turbines.

“This is a very interesting development,” said Thompson. “The Quebec government listened to the municipalities and citizens who were opposed to wind turbines so close to their homes, and they worked together to establish greater setbacks. This is a good example of a government working together with the people. Unlike what is currently happening in Ontario where Wynne’s Liberal government is forcing wind turbines on communities and taking away municipal autonomy in the process.”
“This shows that when provinces, municipalities and its citizens work together, reasonable outcomes can be had,” said Thompson. “Unlike here in Ontario, where citizens and municipalities have no voice, and are told by the province that ‘wind turbines are coming whether you like it or not.’ The Ontario PC Party has proved they are the only party willing to restore municipal planning authority here in Ontario, and stand up for the best interests of the citizens effected.”

Thompson’s Ensuring Affordable Energy Act will also restore municipal planning power for industrial wind turbines; give municipalities the ability to veto wind turbine projects; and cancel the unaffordable FIT program.

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