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Wind farms: Big Polluters that Produce Little Electricity

Tony Elliott — The Canadian — August 3, 2013 A recent study by Civitas, The Institute for the Study of Civil Society, points out that wind farms actually produces more CO2 and related pollutants than would be used, if wind turbines were left running on grid power at all times. The necessity of constantly turning […]

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Wind farms touted as ‘green’ energy, but have devastating impacts on birds and bats

Dan Tilkin — KATU — July 1, 2013 Touted as a green solution to feed our nation’s hunger for energy, wind farms are also blamed for killing millions of birds.  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimates 440,000 birds are killed nationwide each year by wind farms. The number is expected to reach one million […]

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Blackouts looming for the UK due to cockamamie Wind Farm schemes which are a total failure

Stephen Pollard — The Express — June 29, 2013 MY first political memory is of darkness. More specifically it is from the 1973/74 miners’ strike and the then energy secretary Patrick Jenkin imploring the nation to brush our teeth in the dark and save energy. I thought it was rather funny seeing this strange man […]

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James Delingpole: Wind farms — Ceausescu would have loved ’em

The Telegraph — June 19, 2013 Wind farms are like one of those frustratingly unripened boils: you know that you shouldn’t keep squeezing but they’re so noxious and irritating and hideous that you just can’t resist. If you’ve got the same problem, then I heartily recommend you read this brilliant essay on the subject by Russell […]

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Rural Mexican Communities Protest Wind Farms

Independent European Daily Express — June 18, 2013 MEXICO CITY, Jun 18 (IPS) – “We can’t sow our fields, which they have rented for next to nothing. What good do we get out of it?” Guadalupe Ramírez complained about wind farms operating in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. Ramírez said, “the governments play favourites […]

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Alabama — Baldwin County crafts ordinance that prohibits wind farms

Thyrie Bland — All Alabama — June 11, 2013 An effort by a Charlottesville, Va., company to put a wind farm in Baldwin County might be coming to a grinding halt. Vince Jackson, director of the county’s Planning and Zoning Department, has crafted an ordinance that would prohibit wind projects like the one APEX Wind Energy has […]

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Lower Austria halts the expansion of any more wind farms! A victory!!

Tip of the hat to the group No More Wind Turbines  for this find. Austrian Independent — May 17, 2013 The ÖVP of Lower Austria announced that they would stop the expansion of wind farms. The interest group IG Windkraft strongly criticises this as they claim that the law undermines the turning point of energy. According […]

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Australian rancher encourages other landowners to sign wind contracts because, “There’s billions of dollars” worth of wind farms waiting to be built. Proving once again, it’s the money, honey.

John Thistleton — Canberra Times — March 4, 2013 Grazier Charlie Prell says a noisy minority opposed to wind farms in the Canberra region does not represent more than 70 per cent of people in his shire who support them. He chaired a meeting of 100 farmers, lawyers and earth-moving contractors at Yass last week […]

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Australia: Victorian council concedes — value of neighbours’ land cut by wind farms

Pia Akerman — the Australian — February 1, 2013 A VICTORIAN council has conceded that a wind farm development still in its early stages has slashed the land value of its neighbours, and agreed their land rates should be cut. In what is believed to be an Australian first, South Gippsland shire council has amended […]

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British Wind Farms paid Big Bucks to Shut Down During High Winds — Households Stung by Secretive Payments

Sam Greenhill and Graham Grant — Daily Mail Online — September 30, 2012 Wind farm operators were paid £34million last year to switch the turbines off in gales. Two days last week saw householders effectively hand £400,000 to energy firms for doing nothing. The arrangement compensates wind farms for the National Grid’s inability to cope […]

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South Bruce Peninsula council says no to wind farms

Scott Dunn– Owen Sound Sun Times — September 18, 2012 Citizens opposed to industrial wind turbines on the Bruce Peninsula urged South Bruce Peninsula council on Tuesday to pass a resolution opposing them in that municipality, as nearly 90 Ontario municipalities have done to one degree or another in theirs. Council obliged and agreed to […]

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(UK) — Wind farms are inefficient says new Environment Secretary, as DECC prepares to launch review

Wind farms are “inefficient” according to the new Environment Secretary as the Government plans to look again at subsidies to the industry. Louise Gray – Environment Correspondent — The Telegraph — September 18, 2012 Owen Paterson, the new Secretary of State at the Department for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs, sought to distance himself […]

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Are wind farms saving or killing us? A provocative investigation claims thousands of people are falling sick because they live near them

James Delingpole — MailOnline — September 8, 2012 It was Uplawmoor’s tranquillity and wild beauty that drew civil servant Aileen Jackson to settle there 28 years ago. She’d had enough of life in the big city. Now she wanted somewhere quiet and rural to start a family, keep her horses, and enjoy the magnificent views […]

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It’s the UK vs the U.S. as Scotland drops mega-wind farm, in favour of golden eagles

Jack Dini — Hawaii Reporter — August 30, 2012 Plans for a controversial mega-wind farm on the Isle of Lewis were dropped following fears that golden eagles and other birds would be killed by massive turbine blades. Predictions indicated that up to 22 golden eagles, Scotland’s national bird of prey, could collide with the wind […]

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NZ — Wind farms — a public policy failure

April 2012 The Turitea and Puketoi Wind Farms. A Case Study. New Zealand prides itself on its clean green image and it truly is a beautiful country with friendly people, but there is a dark side. Global warming hysterics have successfully infiltrated government and their presence is leading to dramatic effects on unsuspecting citizens. Rent seekers […]

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