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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Spalding Guardian | 19 October 2013 | www.spaldingtoday.co.uk

 

A family was days away from selling a six-bedroom home to start a new life in Italy when a wind farm wrecked their dream.

Steve and Allison Russell were selling up so their karting champion son, George, could race more easily in the home of his chosen sport.

The house sale was coming up to the exchange of contracts in 2010 when there was an application for a weather mast – a forerunner of the Treading Field wind farm that has just been thrown out after a fierce fight by residents of Sutton St Edmund and surrounding villages.

Steve (58), an active member of the protest group, FenRats, said the application for the weather mast turned up when their buyers’ solicitors were doing the search.

He said: “We were contacted by the estate agent and he basically informed us there was no point in having this property on the market while this application was going through – it would be almost impossible to sell.”

The family spoke to other estate agents and all said their home was unsaleable because of the wind farm plan.

Steve said: “For three to three-and-a-half years, basically, we haven’t been able to do anything at all.

“We didn’t want to invest more money in the property if it became worth a lot less. We couldn’t plan forward so our lives have stood still. There’s been a lot of pressure, a lot of worry, a lot of concern.

“We were thinking about down-sizing as well. It has been a very difficult period in our lives.”

The Russells are one of a number of families whose house moves were stopped in their tracks by the Wind Ventures bid to site six turbines the size of Salisbury Cathedral in their midst.

Secretary of State Eric Pickles threw out the application largely because of the overwhelming impact it would have on three homes.

Steve said he thought it would be “a fantastic celebration” when decision came through – but he felt numb.

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