Bang or whimper?

turbine down

It’s started.

In Falmouth, Massachusetts, the local council has voted unanimously to remove turbines.

The first turbine went up in 2010 at a cost of $10 million. Taking them down will cost $5 to $15 million.

They’re coming down because of health and noise concerns.

Common sense and common good was victorious over crony capitalism.

And we are moving quickly towards something similar in Australia.

Here’s an update of recent national developments.

1.  The Broomehill Tambellup Development Assessment Panel in southwest Western Australia has rejected the Moonies Hill wind development project application, and expressed concerns about the acoustic pollution and lack of community benefit, as well as the impact on neighbours.

2.  The Northern Areas Council in South Australia has voted not to extend the planning permit for the Carmody’s Hill wind development (Pacific Hydro).

3.  Acciona decided to pull out of their proposed wind development at Allendale East. Well done to Richard Paltridge – one man against a multinational. We’ll be telling his story in a future post.

4.  The SA EPA CEO, Dr Campbell Gemmell, has committed to conduct independent monitoring at Waterloo.

He has publicly acknowledged there is a problem. The EPA will conduct full spectrum testing and will use its powers to ensure that on/off testing is conducted

5. The issues with wind turbines and what they do to rural communities and residents has now gone “mainstream” with the Daily Telegraph, the Australian Financial Review and Weekend Sunrise Channel 7 all covering wind stories recently in an informative and balanced way.

We’re not on the fringe any more. The wind industry in this country is entering its own point of crisis.

So our question to you is – will this scam end with a bang or a whimper?

About stopthesethings

We are a group of citizens concerned about the rapid spread of industrial wind power generation installations across Australia.


  1. The Black Adder says:

    You bloody beauty…

    I hate Wind Turbibes more than Juliar!!

    Now that’s saying something !!

  2. Jackie Rovensky says:

    The Wind Industry is finding there is a point at which it’s power deminishes because the force pushing it is growing less than the force opposing it. Also the force of a gust of wind is reduced when it meets an abstruction, if it continues to meet obstructions it looses all it’s strength. The Wind Industry is fast becoming impotent.

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