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. […]

Split Asunder: Wind Farms Cause Hatred & Permanent Community Division

After years of being shunned by former friends and neighbours for introducing turbines into their communities (or signing up for that to happen in future), many turbine hosts are keen to wind the clock back and make amends. Bitter community division, angry former friends and hostile neighbours are just one aspect of what has caused […]

Turbine Hosts’ Lament: Hammered by Wind Power Outfits; Hated by Former Friends, Relatives & Neighbours

**** After years of being shunned by former friends and neighbours for introducing turbines into their communities (or signing up for that to happen in future), many turbine hosts are keen to wind the clock back and make amends. Community division, angry former friends and hostile neighbours are just one aspect of what’s causing actual […]

Conscience Bites Commissioner for Approving Wind Farm & Causing Hatred & Division

**** As the world wakes up to the scale and scope of the great wind power fraud – its inordinate cost to power consumers and taxpayers – the state-sponsored, malfeasance of the wind power outfits that ride the subsidy gravy train, and roughshod over hard-working rural people – and the bitter community division and hatred […]

Wind Industry Keeps Losing ‘Hearts and Minds’: Community Opposition Rolls & Builds

**** Remember all the guff about everyone just “loving” wind farms: you know, the spin trotted out by wind industry spruikers – like the Clean Energy Council – in Mickey Mouse “surveys” that claim 150% of your compatriots just can’t wait to spear thousands of giant fans into YOUR slice of heaven (not theirs, of […]

More MET Mast Mayhem: Community Defenders Drop Mast in Fight to Save Homes near Bangor, Maine

**** The MET masts used by developers to gauge wind speeds are the vanguard for every wind farm disaster: no MET mast data, no wind farm. As soon as they go up, the locals circle their wagons, marshal their forces and declare war on the developer. No surprises there. With the wind industry on the […]

MET Mast Mayhem: Scots Use Guerrilla Tactics to Stop These Things

**** The MET masts used by hopeful wind power outfits to gauge wind speeds are the vanguard for every wind farm disaster: no MET mast data, no wind farm. As soon as they go up, the locals circle their wagons, marshal their forces and declare war on the proponent. No surprises there. With the wind […]

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 […]

The Fightin’ Irish Go to War Over Wind Farm Plans for Emerald Isle

There aren’t many guarantees in life – death and taxes spring to mind: to which can be added community opposition to giant fans. Wherever wind farms have appeared – or have been threatened – big numbers of locals take a set against the monsters being speared into their previously peaceful – and often idyllic – […]

US Wind Industry Under Siege: Congress Set to Cut Subsidies as Communities Boil Over

Wind power opponents seek repeal of tax credit The Seattle Times Hal Bernton and Erin Heffernan 21 September 2014 FOREST, Wisconsin — When wind-power developers prospected the rolling hills around this small dairy town, they found plenty of gusty sites for turbines. In 2011, they proposed a $250 million project with up to 44 turbines […]