Dirty Business: Wind Developer – AGL Creates Dust Storm & Destroys Fine Wool Business

  Any farmer thinking of getting in bed with the wind industry, ought to think again, starting with this story. As a rule, the wind industry treats its victims with contempt, and none more so than champion superfine merino wool growers, Annie and Gus Gardner. The Gardners – along with the whole Macarthur community – […]

Germany Wind Industry Expansion Thwarted: Rural Revolt Preventing Construction of New Wind Power Projects

  In rural Germany, a rural revolt against wind power was inevitable. Close to 30,000 of these things have been speared across Deutschland, often within a stone’s throw of homes, towns and villages. Driven mad by practically incessant low-frequency noise and infrasound, watching whole forests clear-felled to make way for 300 tonne, 200m high turbines […]

Pilots Flying United: Court Rejects Wind Power Project as Just ‘Plane’ Stupid

  All power generation comes with risk, which get traded off against the enormous societal benefits, when it’s reliable and affordable. Where the power source is wholly weather dependent – and the industry that profits from it wholly dependent upon massive and endless subsidies and, therefore, wholly unsustainable – there is nothing to trade off […]

Wind Industry Victims Vindicated: Endless Noise Complaints Force Giant Wind Farm Shutdown in Ontario

Finally, Huron County farmers driven nuts by incessant wind turbine noise have forced the shut down of their giant industrial tormentors. Ontario’s government has been in bed with the wind industry from the beginning, ignoring, bullying and berating wind farm neighbours with the temerity to complain about the grinding, thumping cacophony dished up by these […]

The Sound of Silence: Iowa Farmers Cherish Peace & Quiet After Judge Shuts Down Wind Turbines

Anyone claiming that wind turbines are quiet has never lived with them in their backyards. A grinding, thumping cacophony of amplitude modulated low-frequency noise and infrasound is a daily misery for far too many rural residents. Back in December last year, we reported on a group of Iowa farmers who took on a developer and […]

Highland Victory: Court Finds Insidious Wind Turbine Noise ‘Jet-Like’ & Orders Wind Farm Shutdown

  Driving neighbours nuts with incessant wind turbine generated low-frequency noise and infrasound is what the wind industry does best. Wind power outfits literally create headaches wherever they ply their subsidy-soaked trade. But, increasingly, people and communities with the temerity to stand up for their rights are doing just that. And winning. Stuartfield couple win battle against […]

American Resistance: Rural Communities Reject Destructive & Disruptive Wind Power Projects

One wind industry myth is that farmers and families can’t wait to have 300 tonne wind turbines speared into their backyards. A raft of litigation, protests and open hostility to the wind industry, in general, and wind developers, in particular, suggests otherwise. As Robert Bryce details below, rural communities are not prepared to give up the […]