New Bog Standard: Irish Wind Industry Turning Emerald Isle Into Filthy Quagmire

The wind industry is relentlessly ploughing up Irish fields and peat bogs, leaving a filthy wake of destruction in its path. The Irish government (read ‘taxpayer’) was whacked with a €5 million fine when a mudslide caused by one wind power outfit’s construction operations unleashed a filthy torrent into a nearby river, wiping out tens […]

Knocked Out: Irish Delighted at Decision to Rid County of Hideous Wind Turbines

  Knock Iveagh’s community defenders have been fighting for remove hideous wind turbines from their emerald green landscape for years. Now, having delivered the knockout blow, locals are understandably delighted with their hard-fought victory. Get turbine down without delay – Knock Iveagh campaigners’ delight as council calls for removal The County Down Outlook Matthew Dawson […]

No Place For Man or Beast: Irish Family Pockets €225,000 From Wind Power Outfit For Noise Torture

Wind developers face liability in the millions for the nuisance caused by unrelenting, turbine generated low-frequency noise and infrasound. Litigation is where the rubber hits the road: myths get replaced with facts; evidence overtakes spin and propaganda. Court rooms (and where they determine the facts, juries) strike fear into the (ordinarily icy) hearts of those […]

For Peat’s Sake: CO2 Emissions Rise as Wind Turbines Destroy Europe’s Ancient Bog Lands

Endless subsidies for wind turbines are said to be justified by the CO2 emissions they purportedly save. Europe’s peat bogs – natural CO2 sinks – are being ripped up, drained and destroyed to make way for these things, all in an effort to reduce CO2 emissions. Gouging 30m deep pits and filling them with 400-500 […]

Fightin’ Irish: Local Mob Goes To War Over Threatened Wind Farm

Community hostility to industrial wind power is inevitable, when the community in question is the one that ends up with 300 tonne monsters speared in its backyard. The characters that never leave the inner-city latte zone are more than happy to destroy your rural landscape, your peaceful rural way of life and the value of your homes and properties; it’s a […]

Settling Up: Irish Wind Farm Operator Pays Three Children €225,000 Compensation For Suffering Caused by Turbine Noise

Wind developers face liability in the millions for the nuisance caused by unrelenting, turbine generated low-frequency noise and infrasound. Litigation is where the rubber hits the road: myths get replaced with facts; evidence overtakes spin and propaganda. Court rooms (and where they determine the facts, juries) strike fear into the (ordinarily icy) hearts of those […]

Rare Birds: Court Scotches Wind Farm Proposal to Prevent Inevitable Bird Slaughter

Courts that aren’t biased in favour of the wind industry are rare birds, indeed. Slowly but surely, however, the law is catching up with the scope and scale of the environmental and societal harm caused whenever these things get speared into rural communities, farmland and forests. Ireland is no exception. The Emerald Isle has been […]

Government’s Wind Industry Protection Racket: Wind Farm Noise ‘Rules’ A Sick Joke

Around the world, pliant governments allowed the wind industry to create utterly meaningless wind turbine noise ‘rules’ that allow wind power outfits to get away with murder. Giant industrial wind turbines deliver a merciless, thumping, grinding cacophony of daily torment to families forced to live next to them. And if you think pocketing cash in […]

Vindicated: Supreme Court Slams Developer For Ignoring Wind Turbine Noise Effects on Neighbours

Call it the ‘luck of the Irish’. Over the last few months locals have racked up a string of victories against wind power outfits for all manner of sins, crimes and misdemeanours. In November the Irish government was slammed with a €5 million fine for failing to apply its very own environmental standards at a […]

Busted: Irish Wind Project Slammed For Breaching EU Environmental Directives

It’s a rare and beautiful thing when wind power outfits have their feet held to the fire. Writing their own set of rules and riding roughshod over locals has been the standard mode of operation for the wind industry, from the get go. STT recently reported on the Irish government’s very own turbine troubles: it […]