Peanuts to Pay For Total Chaos: Wind Power Outfit Fined $1 Million For Causing Statewide Blackout

On 28 September 2016, the automatic shutdown of wind turbines in South Australia during a spring storm delivered a statewide ‘system black’. South Australia’s hapless Premier, Jay Weatherill led the wind industry’s propaganda charge, pointing the finger at the collapse of a couple of power pylons in the state’s mid-North as the cause of a […]

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 […]

Bogus Wind Farm Plan Scotched: Developer Caught Out Lying In Planning Application

Wind factory developers are universally despised bunch, whose penchant for bullying, lying and deceiving locals knows no bounds. Little wonder that the communities they threaten quickly close ranks and, when they’ve got the resources, lawyer up and fight. And, so it was, in Victoria’s Gippsland, where a group of pro-community defenders managed to expose the […]

Victims Vindicated: Farmers Victorious in Landmark Legal Battle Over Wind Turbine Noise

  A farming community tormented by wind turbine noise for years is celebrating the Supreme Court’s decision that declared it an unlawful nuisance. The community surrounding the Bald Hills wind farm, built by a Japanese developer, Mitsui and Co, have been tortured by incessant turbine generated low-frequency noise and infrasound since March 2015, when its […]

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 […]

Wind Farm Wars: Farmers Pursue Wind Developer for $Millions In Supreme Court Noise Nuisance Class Action

  The wind industry is on the defensive as the number of nuisance cases being pursued by noise affected neighbours mounts. In Victoria, it all started at a place called Bald Hills with a lawyer named Dominica Tannock – and her firm, DST Legal: Litigation Breakout: Victorian Wind Farm Neighbours Pursuing $Millions from Wind Developers for Noise […]

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 […]

Guilty: Giant UK Wind Farm Forced to Pay £4.5 Million to Compensate Its Blackout Victims

If unreliable, weather-dependent wind power isn’t a recipe for disaster, it’s most certainly a recipe for chaos. Electricity grids are complex critters, designed around strict tolerances to allow what’s dispatched to them by generators (supply) to perfectly match what’s taken out of them by customers (demand aka ‘the load’). For an explanation of what a […]

Bird Battle: Conservationists Sue US Government to Stop Wind Power Bird Slaughter

The silence from traditional conservation groups against the wind industry’s rampant bird slaughter is deafening. Once upon a time, hirsute, hair-shirted and sandal wearing tree huggers would die in a ditch to prevent harm to any of God’s other creatures. That was, of course, before industrial wind power hove into view. Groups like the Sierra […]