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 – […]

Iowa Farmers Claim Brilliant Victory: Judge Orders Immediate Destruction of Illegal Wind Turbines

  For too long the wind industry has owned the game. Now, increasingly furious communities are fighting back and they are winning. Driven nuts by noise and shadow flicker, neighbours are no longer prepared to act as doormats or roadkill for a subsidy-soaked industry run by liars, frauds and sociopaths. A group of farmers from […]

Farmers Fightback: Investigator’s Noise Nuisance Finding Leaves Australian Wind Industry Furious

For too long the wind industry has ‘owned the game’. Thanks to a determined lawyer and her equally determined clients, they’ve just lost it. Following on from Saturday’s post – Victorian Vengeance: Neighbours Launch $Multi-Million Noise Nuisance Law Suit Against Wind Farm Operator & Local Council – STT takes another look at the case that’s […]

US Courts Ordering Wind Power Operators to Buy Out Noise-Affected Neighbours at Market Rates

Life next to industrial wind turbines is a living hell for all too many rural residents. Practically incessant turbine-generated low-frequency noise and infra-sound drives neighbours nuts, preventing them from sleeping in – and otherwise enjoying the comforts of – their very own homes. An Australian Court found long-term exposure to wind turbine noise to be […]

Wind Turbine Noise & Nuisance: Irish High Court Trial on Damages Set For April

As we reported just before Christmas, in a case before the Irish High Court, German wind turbine manufacturer, Enercon conceded liability in noise nuisance in a claim pursued by 7 families whose lives and livelihoods have been thoroughly and mercilessly destroyed by incessant turbine generated low-frequency noise and infrasound. The matter returns to the High […]

German Wind Farm Backlash Begins: Bavaria’s High Court Confirms 2KM Setback Rule

**** A couple of weeks back we ran a story on the Bavarian government’s new mandatory setback rule (10 times the height: 10-H) which, with turbines towering 200m, means a minimum distance of 2km from homes. In closely settled Bavaria that rule spells the end for hundreds of proposed projects; and, coupled with the German […]

Australian Power Retailers Deliver Fatal Blow to Wind Industry with Mass Solar Roll-Out

**** STT has been pointing out for sometime now, the fact that Australia’s big 3 power retailers have been refusing to ‘play ball’ with beleaguered wind power cowboys, like near-bankrupt, Infigen and the union super fund backed disaster, Pacific Hydro. Commercial retailers have not entered any power purchase agreements with wind power outfits, since about […]