Plan to Fight/Fight to Win: Top Tips On How To Tackle Wind Developers Head On

Fighting back is the only way to tackle Big Wind when its goonish developers are threatening to wreck your community. America’s rural communities have won a string of victories by working together, getting organised and getting lawyers involved early. As a result, pro-community and pro-reliable energy groups are on the ascendant in the US. At […]

Landmark Decision Vindicates Victims: Supreme Court Orders Total Wind Farm Shutdown

In a world-first, neighbours tormented by wind turbine noise have won a landmark victory, forcing the operator to shut down all of its turbines at night-time. Yesterday, Justice Melinda Richards of the Victorian Supreme Court slapped an injunction on a wind farm because the noise it generates has been driving neighbours nuts for seven years, […]

Norwegian Court Slams Noisy Wind Farms Wrecking Reindeer Herders’ Lives & Livelihoods

Norway’s Supreme Court has stripped two wind farms of their operating licenses for wrecking the lives of Sami reindeer herders. Life in the frozen North was never meant to be easy – sub-zero temperatures and stark isolation are tough enough, but Sami reindeer herders have drawn the line at the adverse effect the visual and […]

Not In Anyone’s Backyard: Rural Americans Winning the Battle Against Industrial Wind Power

The only way to prevent industrial wind power destroying your community is to fight, and that’s exactly what Americans are doing across its heartland. Applying pressure to local governments and authorities, rural Americans are getting them onside and against the wind industry, with hundreds of projects rejected. Robert Bryce has been following this battle for […]

Vale: Dick Paltridge – South Australia’s Champion Wind Farm Warrior

Richard ‘Dick’ Paltridge was a giant of a man; physically imposing, stoic and taciturn, his dogged pursuit of what was right places him in the STT Hall of Fame. Dick shuffled off this mortal coil on 23 March this year, leaving a legacy of peace and tranquillity in his patch of paradise, Allendale situated in […]

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 […]

Farmers Fightback: Rural Americans Sick & Tired of Wind Developer Lies, Trickery & Deceit

The wind industry was built on lies and runs on subsidies. The people that pay the subsidies are growing sick and tired of the lies. Which is why the wind industry has never had it so tough: subsidies are being slashed, destroying their ‘business’ model and rural communities are in full-scale revolt, sick of being […]

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 […]

Scots Rejoice: Borders Community Defeats Wind Developer After Five Year Battle

  The Scots are as tenacious as they are canny – a band of them has just defeated big wind after a five-year battle. Needless to say, the locals are ecstatic. Birneyknowe wind farm rejection is welcomed by locals Southern Reporter Kathryn Wylie 31 December 2018 The rejection of plans for a 15-turbine wind farm […]

Revolution RoadMap: Fighting Big Wind Means Getting Organised, No Retreat & No Surrender

  Throughout history there’s been a pretty neat correlation between fighting and winning. And, so it is, that the communities that go all out in head-to-head battles with wind power outfits – out to destroy their lives and livelihoods – keep clocking up victories. “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not […]