Friends and colleagues from around the world,
First I want to thank you for your vibrant support of the Paris demonstration and international conference of October 4th. It has been very helpful for alerting public opinion, showing them how windfarms were hurting people in many parts of the world.
At the Paris Conference, federations, associations, and other groups from four different EU countries founded the European Platform Against Windfarms (EPAW).
In the past two months we have been busy fighting our own local battles against windfarms while building up EPAW, constructing a webpage for it in four languages, and preparing our request for a moratorium to be sent to the EU institutions.
We are pleased to advise that we are now ready, as evidenced by our website: www.epaw.org
We invite you to read our home page and our draft letter to the EU institutions, and to send us your support and/or comments.
If you belong to an organization based in the European Union, you may wish to join the Platform: the more we are, the better our chances of getting some results.
And if you are from another country, we invite you to send us a short message of support as an individual or as an organization. Alternatively, you may just send an email along these lines: “you may use the message we sent to support the Paris demonstration as a message of support for EPAW; please edit accordingly.”
The current organization chart of EPAW is the following:
Chairman: J.L. Butré (France)
Vice-chairman: Prince Hohenlohe-Bartenstein (Germany)
General Delegate: Luc Rivet (Belgium)
General Secretary (and webmaster): D. Mette (France)
It is a light, informal structure for a fast launch, to be gradually strengthened according to the evolution of the Platform.
Let’s all use EPAW as a tool to give an international dimension to our fight.
Jean Louis Butré
Paris, December 8th, 2008