American Backlash Against Big Wind: States Cut Subsidies & Ban New Wind Power Projects

If your understanding of the world is limited to what’s printed in the mainstream press, you’d be forgiven for thinking that rural folk can’t wait to nuzzle up to 300 tonne Vestas, with 70m blades towering 180m above them. Step out of the inner-city comfort zone, and the picture is just a little different. In […]

Shock Horror! Poll Shows Tourists Hate Wind Turbines: Scotland’s Highlands Shunned

A decade or so ago, the wind industry used to include claims about the tourism potential of their proposed wind farm in their planning documents. For some reason, that pitch has been quietly removed from planning applications in recent years. Could it be that it’s not just the locals who hate the look of these […]

Kiwi Community Backlash Forces Wind Farm Shutdown & Gets All New Noise Rules

*** Kiwis fight. And we are not talking about the dowdy little flightless birds that scurry about on the forest floor at night. The Maori are a people who fought their British colonists to a standstill in the early 19th century and forced upon them the Treaty of Waitangi, which enshrined terms the envy of […]

Greeks Rally Against Subsidised Wind Power & Wind Industry’s Unlawful Land Grabs

*** The Greeks can claim many things: weird and wonderful mythical gods and creatures (think Zeus and Poseidon, Pan and the Minotaur); deep thinking philosophers, such as Plato and Aristotle; and mathematicians well ahead of their time, think Archimedes and his bath-time ‘Eureka’ moment. Another claim worth crowing about is their ‘get-your-hands-dirty’ take on democracy, […]

Michigan Mauling: Desperate Developers Throw $Millions at Pro-Wind Propaganda But Huron County Votes 2:1 Against Wind Power Plans

*** The wind industry is being belted on all fronts, the world over; whether it’s governments slashing subsidies or communities lashing back, wind power outfits are under siege, and the threat is mortal. In the United States, the rolling fury in communities threatened by the rollout of giant industrial wind turbines is palpable and spreading. […]

Wales Erupts in Wild Protests Against Outrageous 800 Turbine Wind Farm

  Nothing generates more hatred and bitter community division than a wind farm. And when what’s proposed is 800 of these things: 290 tonne, 165m tall, bat-chomping, bird slicing, blade-chucking, pyrotechnic, sonic-torture devices – speared all over the bucolic Welsh and Shropshire countryside it’s little wonder that locals have erupted in fury – a taste of which […]

The Best Defence Against the Wind Industry is the Truth

Remember all those glowing stories about wind power outfits being welcomed into rural communities with open arms? You know, tales about how farmers are dying to have turbines lined up all over their properties? How locals can’t wait to pick up some of the thousands of permanent, high paying jobs on offer? How developers are […]