Suckers Sign Here: Wind Turbine Hosts Taken For Fools By Developers in One-Sided Land Contracts

The great wind power fraud depends on a few gullible land owners signing up to host turbines, just to pocket a few pieces of silver -selling their souls to charming wind power outfits like Thailand’s RATCH (see our posts here and here and here). No turbine hosts; no wind industry. Lured by annual licence fees of around $10-15,000 per turbine, […]

Farmer Knocks Back ‘Offers’ of $100,000 a Year to Host Turbines & Tells Senate: “These Things Shouldn’t Be In Anyone’s Backyard”

**** 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 […]

Farmers Tell Wind Farm Developer to Stick its Turbines Where the Sun Don’t Shine

**** The great wind power fraud depends on a few gullible land owners signing up to host turbines for charming wind power outfits like Thailand’s RATCH (see our posts here and here and here). No turbine hosts; no wind industry. Lured by annual licence fees of around $10,000 per turbine, farmers who do sign up […]

Real Farmers get shafted at the expense of Big Wind

Member for Hume, Alby Schultz spelled out the potential risk to light aircraft safety in this post. Alby spoke about the veteran flyer, Ted MacIntosh’s unsettling experience of being caught unexpectedly by turbine turbulence being generated 9km away. But not only do aerial spray contractors have to keep a healthy distance between their machines and […]