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  1. Curt Widlund Sweden says:

    Effects of infrasound on people : The Sonic Weapon of Vladimir Gavreau
    https://sites.google.com/site/appliedbiophysicsresearch/sound/infrasound/effects-of-infrasound-on-people-the-sonic-weapon-of-vladimir-gavreau
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    Read more at: https://www.modernghana.com/news/640895/threat-of-infrasonicacoustic-weapons-scientists-warn-of-deadly-phase-of-terrorism.html
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    Der unhörbare Lärm von Windkraftanlagen
    http://www.bgr.bund.de/DE/Themen/Erdbeben-Gefaehrdungsanalysen/Seismologie/Kernwaffenteststopp/Verifikation/Infraschall/Quellen_Phaenomene/Feldmessungen/windkraftanlagen.html
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    http://www.bgr.bund.de/DE/Themen/Erdbeben-Gefaehrdungsanalysen/Seismologie/Downloads/infraschall_WKA.pdf;jsessionid=9F3E063B71806406CB8D360473313A3D.1_cid331?__blob=publicationFile&v=2
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    The Misuse of Infrasound: Industry, military, and now the cops
    http://www.windturbinesyndrome.com/2011/the-misuse-of-infrasound-industry-military-and-now-the-cops/
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    What if there was a weapon whose effects you couldn’t see or hear, but could kill you from a distance of hundreds of metres?
    Fergus Day assesses the disturbing potential of infrasound.
    http://www.lambros.name/profreedom/deadly_silence.html
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    Bayerisches Landesamt für Umwelt Bayerisches Landesamt für
    Gesundheit und Lebensmittelsicherheit UmweltWissen – Klima und Energie
    http://www.lfu.bayern.de/umweltwissen/doc/uw_117_windkraftanlagen_infraschall_gesundheit.pdf
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    Mind Control und psychophysische Waffen: Folter in Deutschland!
    https://prosinnvollefreiheit.wordpress.com/2015/01/29/mind-control-und-psychophysische-waffen-folter-in-deutschland/
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    Nicht-tödliche Waffen? – Ein Interview mit einem kritischen Experten
    http://www.solon-line.de/2009/05/30/nicht-todliche-waffen-ein-interview-mit-einem-kritischen-experten/
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    A Short History of Sound Weapons Pt2: Infrasound January 14, 2008
    https://crab.wordpress.com/2008/01/14/a-short-history-of-sound-weapons-pt2-infrasound/
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    Sonic weapon images
    https://www.google.se/search?q=sonic+weapon+images&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiTqruFlqXLAhVqOpoKHUjEAEUQ7AkIMA&biw=1920&bih=918
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    Vindkraft infraljud images
    https://www.google.se/search?q=vindkraft+infraljud+images&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiO2NXz2cXLAhXipnIKHRBtBtcQsAQIGw&biw=1920&bih=951#imgrc=b5Dg1_Z_C0RzfM%3A
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    Neue Waffe: Infraschall?
    https://www.google.se/search?q=vindkraft+infraljud+images&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiO2NXz2cXLAhXipnIKHRBtBtcQsAQIGw&biw=1920&bih=951#imgrc=b5Dg1_Z_C0RzfM%3A
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    Organ music ‘instils religious feelings’
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3087674.stm
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    Front Public Health. 2015; 3: 31.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4338604/figure/F1/
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    Deadly Vibrations A Brief History of Sonic Warfare
    http://www.spannered.org/features/806/
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    Wind Farms, Infrasound And The Brain By Neuroskeptic | July 16, 2015 10:33 am
    http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/neuroskeptic/2015/07/16/wind-farms-infrasound-and-the-brain/#.VvDn6z9lo8o
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    Acoustic weapons:
    http://www.forensicpathophysiology.com/acoustic-weapons
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    The Real Science On Wind Farms, Noise, Infrasound And Health
    June 11, 2015 | by Con Doolan:
    http://www.iflscience.com/environment/real-science-wind-farms-noise-infrasound-and-health

    Witnesses from Ontario Canada

    Search further and spread information
    Best regards/ Curt

    • Emma Williams says:

      This was a great programme and many thanks to the people committed to getting the truth out there in the public domain

  2. RWE Innogy UK has confirmed that it will not be progressing plans to develop its proposed Cottam Airfield wind farm on land north-west of Driffield in East Riding of Yorkshire.

    This decision comes after the renewable energy firm reviewed its plans for the site in the wake of recent changes to both wind farm planning rules and further analysis of the project’s economics and expectations, following changes in the UK’s renewable support mechanisms (to the Contract for Difference (CfD) auction mechanism).

    RWE say, ‘It is always disappointing to stop developing a project. The company remains firmly of the view that onshore wind is a proven and essential part of the UK’s diverse energy mix, and that, without it, the cost of decarbonising our electricity supply will increase significantly, to the detriment of the consumer.’

    The decision to cease pursuing this development demonstrates again that the unhealthy attraction of government subsidies is and always was THE key factor in any proposed onshore wind farm development.

    • Ian, why might some developers be going forward int he face of the new CfD scheme? Here in Rochdale and Rossendale Peel Energy are likely to gain planning approval for the extension to the Scout Moor Wind Farm and apparently are bullish that the CFD will provide the funding they need to make it viable.

  3. It was only a matter of time – but now we know the UK’s onshore wind sector is fighting back against government policy by raising money to challenge leading politician’s claims as they attempt to get the Energy Bill passed as law.

    Alison Hood, the former head of communications for Airvolution Energy, has set up a website for people to pledge money so an independent think tank can be employed to check whether the facts put forward by MPs are true.

    Hood, who has been made redundant since changes were proposed to end subsidies for the sector, said she wants to make sure the Energy Bill, if it goes through, does so for ‘valid reasons’.

    In a recent radio interview I said, ‘It is almost inevitable the energy companies will fight tooth and nail to change the intended loss of subsidy and insist the Government needs to rethink its policies regarding onshore wind! Roughly 22,000 people work in the onshore wind sector, but many fear redundancy as a direct impact of new government thinking. The proposed Bill threatens the demise of all new onshore wind farm projects, an impact already being felt with more than 270MW of projects scrapped in the past four weeks.’

    The POWER Action Group insists Government action is necessary to cut costs to consumers and the new energy bill will have little impact on our climate change obligations but we know there are those who say the opposite. We believe the ‘debate’ will become more vigorous as the energy bill progresses to law. ‘The energy companies will claim this is about holding politicians to account as they bring in a new piece of legislation,’ he says, ‘ but we must equally reinforce those facts and figures that prove onshore wind is not only non-viable but poses too many risks to local communities to be encouraged.’

    The Energy Bill will next be debated in the House of Lords at Committee stage – which will see a line by line examination take place of the contents.

    ‘As Chairman of POWER and representing the views of many in our community, we are currently planning to meet with Secretary Rudd and will seek a new ‘Exclusion Zone’ status for the East Riding of Yorkshire which still faces a plethora of applications for onshore wind farms.’

    Ian Dewar
    Chairman,
    POWER Action Group

  4. IMPORTANT NEWS:

    EDF Energy Renewables becomes the second company this week to withdraw an application for a proposed, onshore wind farm development on England’s east coast. Citing the Governments’ new attitude to onshore wind farms, EDF Energy Renewables have decided it is not in their interests to carry on with the proposed development for 10 massive turbines at High Woods in the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds.

    A number of local action groups have worked together to mobilise public opinion in opposition to this development and with the application due to be heard by East Riding Council next month, EDF could not have been confident of a positive outcome. Ian Dewar, former Chairman of the European Environmental Policy Research Organisation and Chairman of the POWER Action Group said:

    ‘This is a welcome decision by EDF who were faced with intense local opposition. We must not however become complacent. Despite the announced change to Government subsidies for onshore wind farms and revised planning guidelines to give local people the final say, several major energy companies still view the East Riding of Yorkshire as a prime development area and we will therefore continue to press the Secretary of State to give this entire region ‘Exclusion Zone’ status.’

    Ian Dewar
    Chairman,
    POWER Action Group

  5. The Energy Bill (Above) has progressed onto the next stage – as Secretary of State Amber Rudd continues on in her quest to get proposed changes into law. The Bill will next be debated in the House of Lords at Committee stage – which will see a line by line examination take place of the contents.

    The reading will take place on September 7, after the Second Reading took place on July 22 in the House of Lords. The Lords however, spoke of their concern that changes were a “wrong move for the UK” – voicing fears the Bill would “severely” limit the cheapest way of hitting targets if implemented.

    The motion was brought forward for discussion by Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for DECC Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth who said: “We are at DECC taking action to provide us with better control of spending on subsidies and we will ensure that bill-payers continue to get value for money as we move to a low-carbon economy.”

  6. The UK Energy Bill will be published today, Friday 10th July 2015 and will include detailed information on the government reforms for onshore wind, it has been announced. DECC has confirmed the Bill is making its way through ‘official procedure’ in the House of Lords and will be made public this morning.

    Secretary of State Amber Rudd said: ‘In the Energy Bill introduced this week, as well as keeping bills down, reforms to onshore wind subsidies will put more power in the hands of local people to decide on this now mature technology.’ She added the role businesses based in the UK can play in meeting climate change target ambitions is ‘undoubted’.

    ‘By incentivising reductions in energy consumption and emissions,’ she said, ‘the government is giving business the tools to achieve that goal. We want to collaborate with industry and the wider green economy sector in the coming months to ensure we develop a framework for simplicity and stability.Going for clean energy makes economic sense and it makes business sense: clean energy is a boom market – bringing jobs and investment and growth. But it only makes sense if we keep costs pinned down.’

    DECC also said more precise departmental spending information will be set out in a Spending Review in autumn and confirmed it is developing a ‘new operating model’ that will allow it to work in a ‘smarter, more focused and efficient manner.’

    We, POWER, welcome this statement but remained concerned over the change of emphasis in the Secretary’s statement (highlighted). We will be studying the wording of the Bill carefully before making final adjustments to our proposal for the future of the East Riding.

    Ian Dewar
    Chairman,
    POWER Action group

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