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    posted:  December 5, 2017
    Advertisements, Comments, Minnesota, NoisePrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Tom Behrends

    800-pound gorilla

    I got back from Iraq in 2007 with two turbines within 1,000′ across the road on a neighbor’s property. Then the noise started, followed by shadow flicker when fall rolled around. I contacted my Jackson County Minnesota planning & zoning director who said everything was done to state specifications. He gave me the contact information to the company that was managing the wind turbines. That started a long battle with are they noisy, how noisy are they, there is no way to accurately test them, etc.

    I have seen some right things and some wrong things in my 56 years in this country and 29-1/2 years in the National Guard. This whole wind power scam is just plain wrong. I feel there should be a national class action lawsuit on this issue, and frankly am surprised there hasn’t been one. The problem is there are those that think this is “green” energy, while the rural residents are tortured every single day by noise pollution and shadow flicker to name a couple. There is a “wind farm” in the planning process and the high pressure salesman talked to my brother three times getting the same answer: no. Then he had the gall to stop at my place.

    I have always wanted this cartoon to be drawn up as I feel they are trampling the little guy and his family out here, making their acreages unlivable as mine is. So I had my sign maker draw it up, changed a few things here and there and had it published. I feel if I can prevent one person or family from going through the torture and hell I have gone through the last ten years, it will be worth it. As citizens we expect our government to take care of us and look out for our best interests. It has failed in the past with arsenic, asbestos, DDT, lead in paint, pipes and gasoline, Agent Orange and who knows how many other things they thought were safe to begin with. I think wind turbines fit right in the same category.

    Tom Behrends, Brewster, MN

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    posted:  November 21, 2017
    Aesthetics, Economics, Energy, Events, Flyers, Impacts, Information, NebraskaPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Stanton County Citizens

    Hearing a lot of windy talk about the proposed Wind Turbines in Stanton County?


    Download original document: “Flyer: Commissioners’ Hearing on Proposed Zoning Regulations for Wind Energy

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    posted:  August 26, 2017
    Economics, Emissions, Energy, France, PublicationsPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Jean-Louis Butré

    Éolien, une catastrophe silencieuse

    Éolien, une catastrophe silencieuse

    Vers une France défigurée

    Éditions du Toucan, Paru le 22 Mars 2017, 160 pages, ISBN 9782810007547, 15,00 €


    La France compte déjà plus de 6500 éoliennes et il est prévu d’en installer au moins 20 000 dans les prochaines années. Des machines de 180 mètres de haut faites pour durer longtemps.

    Ingénieur et spécialiste du sujet, Jean-Louis Butré propose aux citoyens de se poser les questions suivantes :

    Au final, par delà le scandale économique et démocratique, le lecteur découvre effaré qu’au gré de marchandages entre des communes, des propriétaires et des promoteurs, la France est en passe de subir un véritable massacre de ses paysages sans le plus petit avantage pour l’intérêt général.

    Avant-propos de Valéry Giscard d’Estaing et préface de Claude Allègre.

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    Paradise Destroyed: The Destruction of Rural Living by the Wind Energy Scam

    Paradise Destroyed: The Destruction of Rural Living by the Wind Energy Scam

    by Gregg Hubner, assisted by Jamin Hübner

    Preview and Buy at Amazon.

    Wind energy. It’s free. It’s green. It’s healthy. It’s sustainable. And it’s lucrative for property-owners.

    If only this popular narrative were true.

    In Paradise Destroyed, Gregg Hubner fully exposes wind energy development for what it really is: a taxpayer scam. And not only is it a scam, but wind farms are a destructive force of 21st-century crony-capitalism that renders local communities divided and land permanently devalued.

    Hubner recounts his personal experience of wind energy colonization and shares his knowledge of just how much damage wind farms can cause property and property-owners. Complete with up-to-date research on the adverse health effects of wind energy, other chapters address the bane of PURPA legislation, legal risks in signing wind-rights contracts, and a host of other related issues. Whether you are a midwestern farmer considering a wind lease, or an environmental activist trying to save the planet, Paradise Destroyed is an absolute must-read.

    Gregg C. Hubner is a farmer, businessman, and Certified General Appraiser from South Dakota. In 2012, he and his wife Marsha built a new “retirement” home that became jeopardized by the wind farm scam. Dr. Jamin Hübner is the Director of Institutional Effectiveness and part-time Professor of Economics at John Witherspoon College in the Black Hills.

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    posted:  May 4, 2017
    Denmark, Law, Noise, PublicationsPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Peter Skeel Hjorth

    En skjult magt

    »Vindmølleindustrien finder det ikke hensigtsmæssigt«

    (A hidden power: “The wind industry considers it inappropriate”)
    Click here for an interview in English with the author.

    Pris 249,00 kr.
    Antal sider: 210
    ISBN: 9788771188257
    Udgivelse: Maj 2017

    Vindmøller støjer ikke! Vi hører det igen og igen fra både vindmølleindustrien og politikerne. Men hvorfor er der så stadig folk, der lider under støjen? Og hvorfor blev en professor ved Aalborg Universitet fyret, og hans apparat til at måle vindmøllestøj låst inde?

    Selv om professor og ekspert i lyd Henrik Møller har opfundet et apparat, der kan måle lavfrekvent støj fra vindmøller inde i huse på en enkel måde, blev han fyret fra Aalborg Universitet, og hans apparat bliver slet ikke brugt. Det til trods for, at apparatet er handy og nemt kan lånes ud til de mennesker, der mener, at vindmøllerne i deres nærområde larmer.

    Bogen dokumenterer vindmølleindustriens magtmisbrug og afslører den sande historie om en professor, der kom på kollisionskurs med en magtfuld storindustri. Den viser, hvordan universiteterne har brug for penge til nye forskningsprojekter, og derfor kan do­nor­erne stille krav om, hvad der kan forskes i – og hvad der ikke må for­skes i. Po­li­tikerne ønsker grøn energi, arbejdspladser i Danmark og nye eksport­muligheder; alt det kan vindmøllebranchen levere. Så må ministre, borg­mestre og toppolitikere bøje nakken og lade erhvervslivet bestemme. For ellers flytter de produktionen udenlands.

    En skjult magt er fortællingen om, hvordan lan­dets universiteter, myndigheder og politikere lader sig kue af vindmøllebranchen. Bogen viser også, hvordan især kommunerne ofte bliver udsat for et voldsomt – og retsstridigt – pres fra vindmøllebranchen. Peter Skeel Hjorth dokumenterer gennem rapporter, be­kendt­gørelser samt ikke mindst aktindsigt i mailkorrespondancer, møde­referater, notater og telefonsamtaler m.m., hvordan den magtfulde vindmøllebranche sætter den politiske og forskningsmæssige dagsorden, så ingen modsiger dem.

    Forfatterinfo:  Peter Skeel Hjorth er uddannet journalist og forhenværende chefredaktør for tids­skriftet Sygeplejersken. I årene med Peter i chefstolen modtog tidsskriftet flere gange fagpressens hæderspris Anders Bording-prisen for undersøgende journalistik.

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    posted:  April 19, 2017
    Information, Law, Property values, U.S.Print storyE-mail story

    Source:  Coalition for Rural Property Rights

    Things Commonly Found in a Wind Contract

    These items will not be in every company’s contract, but they are commonly found in most.

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    posted:  March 29, 2017
    Announcements, Meetings, NoisePrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Wind Turbine Noise 2017

    7th International Conference on Wind Turbine Noise

    Wind Turbine Noise 2017
    May 2-5, 2017
    Willem Burger Complex, De Doelen, Rotterdam, Netherlands

    Download program (topics)

    Download post-conference report by Dick Bowdler

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