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    posted:  February 21, 2017
    Economics, Flyers, Iowa, Noise, Property valuesPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Coalition for Rural Property Rights

    Reasons NOT to Sign a Wind Contract

    Turbines cost you money

    They do not offer nearly enough compensation

    They ask too much in return

    They maintain all power and control

    Nuisance to surrounding community

    Your property value could take a hit

    It is NOT what the wind company reps SAY: only what is in the contract is binding.

    Just because they SAY that the project will happen does not mean it will happen.

    Download original document: “Reasons Not to Sign a Wind Contract”

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    posted:  January 5, 2017
    Environment, Germany, Publications, VideosPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Georg Etscheit

    Geopferte Landschaften: Wie die Energiewende unsere Umwelt zerstört

    Sacrificed landscapes: How the Energy Transition is destroying our environment

    Erschienen (published): 14.11.2016, Verlagsgruppe Random House

    Produzieren wir statt Ökoenergie die nachhaltigste Naturzerstörung?

    Über die Schattenseiten der Energiewende zu sprechen gilt als politisch nicht korrekt. Aber soll man deshalb darüber schweigen? Tatsache ist: Die übereilt und planlos in Szene gesetzte Energiewende hat einen ungeheuren Wildwuchs an Windrädern und Solaranlagen hervorgebracht und droht sich zu dem bisher rasantesten Flächenverbrauch aller Zeiten in unserem Land zu entwickeln. Die letzten unzerstörten Landschaften und Naturreservate werden dafür geopfert.

    Dabei ist der CO2-Ausstoß hierzulande bislang, wenn überhaupt, nur unwesentlich gesunken. Ein unstillbarer Energiehunger setzt auf unbegrenzte Expansion – allein für unseren Stand-by-Verbrauch laufen im Jahr über 13 000 Windräder.

    Der Anstoß zu einer notwendigen Debatte. Mit Beiträgen von namhaften Wissenschaftlern, Energieexperten und Umweltschützern, u.a. Niko Paech und Enoch zu Guttenberg.

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    Do we produce sustainable natural destruction instead of eco-energy?

    Talking about the dark side of the Energy Transition is not politically correct. But should one be silent about it? The fact is that the overpowering and unprecedented Energy Tranasition has generated an enormous growth of wind turbines and solar power plants and is threatening to develop the most rapid land use ever in our country. The last undestroyed landscapes and nature reserves are sacrificed for this.

    At the same time, CO2 emissions have so far only marginally declined, if at all. An insatiable energy hunger is based on unlimited expansion – for our stand-by consumption, more than 13,000 wind turbines are running every year.

    The impetus for a necessary debate. With contributions from renowned scientists, energy experts and environmentalists, among others Niko Paech and Enoch zu Guttenberg.

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    posted:  December 3, 2016
    Aesthetics, Environment, France, Noise, Property values, ProtestsPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  RAPASSE

    Manifestation pour la défense du patrimoine rural, contre les affairistes eoliens

    SAMEDI 10 DECEMBRE 2016 A CONFOLENS (Charente) à 9 h 30

    MANIFESTATION POUR LA DÉFENSE DU PATRIMOINE RURAL, CONTRE LES AFFAIRISTES EOLIENS

    Madame, Monsieur,

    A l’initiative de l’Association RAPASSE 16450 Saint-Laurent-de-Céris , un collectif de 22 Associations situées sur les 5 départements jouxtant la Charente, toutes opposées à la défiguration de notre patrimoine rural organisent une manifestation le Samedi 10 décembre 2016, à 9 h 30, à CONFOLENS (16).

    Communiqué de Presse

    Manifestation pour la défense du Patrimoine Rural contre les affairistes éoliens

    Samedi 10 décembre 2016, à 9 h 30, à CONFOLENS (16) en présence de Monsieur Michel BRONCARD, Vice-Président de la Fédération Environnement Durable(FED).

    A l’initiative d’un large collectif regroupant des associations des départements du Nord-Charente, Nord-Haute Vienne, Sud Vienne, Ouest-Creuse et Nord-Périgord, qui luttent contre la prolifération planifiée d’usines éoliennes à proximité de nos villages, et invitent les habitants des deux Charentes, du Poitou, du Limousin et du Périgord à manifester leur opposition à l’installation de ces machines à la technologie dépassée.

    L’objectif de cette manifestation est de :

    La richesse de notre région, ce sont les paysages et cadre de vie propre à attirer de nouveaux habitants, des touristes, et non des zones éoliennes improductives.

    Départ Confolens à 9 h 30: Parking École Pierre et Marie Curie, puis Sous-Préfecture, Communauté de Communes jusqu’à la Mairie.

    Contacts Presse :

    Marcel Puygrenier : STOP EOLIEN :
    05 45 71 05 46
    06 67930081
    marcel.puygrenier@alsatis.net

    Serge Gauthier : RAPASSE
    05 45 85 42 80
    06 08 88 75 82
    sergiochanchan@sfr.fr

    Charles Detrain : Président de l’Association RAPASSE :
    05 45 29 08 95
    06 48 22 76 83
    charlesdetrain@orange.fr

    www.facebook.com/Rapasse

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    posted:  November 2, 2016
    Publications, VermontPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Vermonters for a Clean Environment

    Wind Issues in Vermont

    Download original flyer: “Wind Issues in Vermont”

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    posted:  November 2, 2016
    Economics, Iowa, Law, PublicationsPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Coalition for Rural Property Rights

    Advice on signing a wind turbine contract

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    posted:  August 21, 2016
    Impacts, Publications, ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Lyndsey Ward

    Tiny the Turbine helps fight back the wind industry propaganda allowed into our schools

    Tiny the Turbine is a moral tale that tells the truth about the impacts of industrial wind development in a way children can understand. It has been written by a Highland anti wind campaigner, illustrated by a supporting Cartoonist and published online today.

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    Some time ago it was discovered that not only were multinational wind developers welcomed into our schools, they come bearing gifts and speak to pupils regarding only the ‘benefits’ of wind development.

    Children are asked to name turbines and design logos. They are taken to visit wind farms. The message is clear. Build wind farms – or else the planet will suffer and the polar bears and penguins will die!

    The other side of the story has never been told as far as we are aware.

    There is no hard evidence that building wind farms will do anything to combat climate change. Many things like grid connection (no matter how many miles), foreign parts and workers, pollution caused in China mining and processing necessary rare earth minerals and decommissioning are not included in any CO₂ savings calculations, making emission claims a farce.

    Not only do wind developers go into schools, they produce child friendly stories about turbines. Tommy the Turbine,Timmy the Turbine, Lofty etc. All designed to put a positive spin on a controversial industry and keep profits flowing from the next generation.

    Lyndsey Ward wrote Subsidy Sam,illustrated by Josh, in retaliation to this shameless indoctrination earlier in the year. It was a satirical story and really meant for adults.

    Here: http://cartoonsbyjosh.co.uk/subsidy-sam

    Subsidy Sam went global and following requests to write a real children’s story Lyndsey came up with Tiny the Turbine and Josh agreed to illustrate it.

    Here: http://cartoonsbyjosh.co.uk/tiny-the-turbine

    Children should never be exposed to indoctrination by multinational companies with a product to sell with no access to the opposing argument. It is happening again and again in Scotland. Fast food and fizzy drink giants were allowed into schools years ago – we now have a child obesity epidemic.

    This wee story is moral. It smashes the myths of clean and green and environmentally friendly wind energy. Yet it does so in a way that is reasoned and sensible and so obvious to those who know the other side of the industry, and in a way that children will understand.

    Importantly it is written and illustrated by people who are not paid by big industries with the deep pockets of the multinationals. People who care passionately for the environment and also that children are not indoctrinated by an industry determined to keep its shareholders happy. It is an honest reflection of what we see is happening – the other side. The side children are never told.

    This tale, although written in Scotland, can be told in any country where there is industrial wind development and we hope it gets used around the world and translated into other languages.

    It comes with a foreword from SarahLaurie, CEO of the Waubra Foundation in Australia which promotes health research and regulation of environmental noise pollution.

    The message in this story to all governments supporting industrial wind is:

    Stop access to school children by multinationals which are promoting their wares and are driven by their shareholders and profit margins

    Stop allowing communities to be ransacked by wind developers against their will. Give communities a wind veto and the final say on the developments that they are forced to live with.

    Stop enriching the already wealthy developers and landowners to the detriment of your own people.

    Stop denying the health impacts suffered by humans and by animals.

    Stop ignoring pollution concerns regarding drinking water and the environment.

    Stop dismissing the deaths of protected birds and bats by turbine blades as numbers are reaching catastrophic proportions across the world.

    Speak and act for the people you are paid to serve and not the rich multinationals.

    The hands of the wind industry and supporting politicians are stained by the tears of the unwilling communities they have exploited and continue to exploit.

    In addition to the above and specifically to the Scottish Government:

    Give your citizens the wind veto as our counterparts in England have, so local opinion actually means something in the planning process.

    For further details contact:

    Lyndsey Ward
    subsidy.sam@btinternet.com

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    posted:  June 10, 2016
    Law, Poland, Press releases, SetbacksPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  stopwiatrakom.eu

    Polish Parliament adopts mandatory setback – 10 times turbine height – for industrial wind turbines

    On 9 June Polish Senate approved the bill providing for mandatory setbacks of new wind farm developments from residential housing, which had already been passed by the Lower House several weeks ago. To become law, the legislation must now be signed by Polish President Andrzej Duda and officially published. The law is expected to come into effect as from 1 July 2016. This new regulation affects rural communities in a number of important ways:

    It needs to be noted that this legislation does not provide for the liquidation of any existing wind farms, does not affect in any way the current operation of these plants or the public subsidy system for industrial wind energy.

    A recent report by the Polish National Auditor (NIK) analysed the failure to safeguard the public interest in local planning and approval processes for wind farms. Based on a multiyear inquiry covering 70 local and county level authorities, the report identified massive conflicts of interest (wind farms being sited on lands owned by local officials approving the projects), other widespread violation of local government laws, the lack of proper measurement of sound emissions from wind farms, and failures to properly consult with local communities about the projects.

    The Polish Public Health Institute (PIZP-PZH) issued a recommendation that wind farms should be located at least 2 kilometres from people’s residences, citing a comprehensive review of current scientific publications (close to 500 items) and the precautionary principle that is part of the EU law.

    10 June 2016 – editors of stopwiatrakom.eu, a national online platform for safe wind turbine setbacks from homes

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