Residents Revolt: South Australia’s Wind Farm Planning Rules ‘Rotten to the Core’

  Like Germany, rural South Australia was quickly carpeted with a multitude of these things; like Germany its long-suffering rural residents have had enough noise torment to last a lifetime. In SA (as elsewhere) the so-called ‘noise guidelines’ and planning ‘rules’ were rigged in favour of the wind industry, from the get go. And to […]

Bat Battle: Native Hawaiians Go to War with Wind Industry to Save Threatened Bat Species

Native Hawaiians, furious at the wind industry’s rampant bat slaughter, have gone to war to prevent another environmental nightmare from destroying their beloved bats and sacred homeland. So far, over 130 of them have been arrested for doing no more than taking a real interest in their environment. What’s at stake is the survival of […]

Riot Act: Cops Arrest 160 Outraged Hawaiians Fighting Against Mega-Wind Power Project

No matter where the wind industry plies its subsidy-soaked trade, rural folk soon turn hostile. The German wind industry is at a standstill, not only because subsidies have been wound down, but also as a result of furious rural residents – fed up with being driven nuts in their homes, or being driven out of […]

Peoples’ Revolt: Hawaiians Join International Backlash Against Industrial Wind Power

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 treated as ‘roadkill’. No matter where the wind industry plies its subsidy-soaked trade, rural folk soon turn hostile. The German wind industry is at a standstill, not only […]

Rein-ed In: Norway’s Reindeer Herders’ Revolt Against Big Wind Industry Rollout

Rural communities are sick and tired of becoming roadkill for the wind industry, and that includes the nomadic Sami – who graze and herd reindeer across northern Europe’s frozen tundra, ranging across the north of Norway, Sweden, Finland and the Kola Peninsula. The inevitable backlash against wind power started in Germany and it’s spreading, fast. […]

Community Ecstatic as Planning Commission Slams Chinese Backed Wind Farm Project

The Gullen Range wind farm was a disaster from the get go (see our post here) – with hundreds of homes turned into sonic torture traps (see our post here). There are 32 non-involved residences within 1.5 km of turbines; about 60 within 2 km; and 118 within 3 km. Within 5 km there are about 240 […]

Blown Away: Mounting Community Opposition Brings Wind Industry to Grinding Halt

The wind industry once held a kind of ‘social licence’. Now that ‘licence’ has been revoked, with rural communities in uproar. In Germany, new wind farm construction has ground to a halt this year – and across the USA the same pattern is emerging. Local governments, legislators and conservation groups have united to pull the […]