These postings are provided to help publicize and provide examples of the efforts of affiliated groups and individuals related to industrial wind energy development. Most of the notices posted here are not the product of nor are they necessarily endorsed by National Wind Watch.
Environment, Health, Indiana, Information, Noise, Wildlife •
Source: Tipton County, Indiana, residents
Events, Health, Ontario •
Source: Mothers Against Wind Turbines; West Lincoln Glanbrook Wind Action Group
1pm to 5pm – doors open @ 12:00pm
Covenant Christian School
6470 Regional Rd 14
Free Event – Donations Graciously Accepted
David Stetzer: IWT Fingerprint, Tuned Filters, IEEE Standards & Regulations, Hydro Regulations, How Stray Voltage Affects Us All
Carmen Krogh: Preliminary Results: The Vacated Home Research Study
Wind Turbines, Stray Voltage & Harm Reduction
Interactive Panel Discussion with David Stetzer, Carmen Krogh, Alan Whiteley & Barb Ashbee
Dine-With-Us Option: A full course, pay-per-plate offering is available for the evening portion of this event. Alan Whiteley will be our featured speaker.
Dinner Cost: $20/plate
Dinner Includes: Salad, Chicken (pancetta cream sauce), roasted potatoes, vegetables, dessert and tea/coffee.
Please email email@example.com or 905-562-7159 (Mary) to confirm your attendance for the Dine-With-Us paid dinner event.
Please RSVP by April 11, 2018
Dave Stetzer has been an electrician by training, education and experience for over 30 years. In 1975, Dave founded Stetzer Electric, Inc. and remains the president of the company to this day. Since the firm’s inception, Dave has specialized in power control in industry, municipalities, and motor control centers. For more than the past decade, Dave has focused more attention on power quality analysis and troubleshooting, which led to the founding of Stetzer Consulting. Dave Stetzer is a senior member of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical & Electrical Engineers), an expert witness in litigation suits in ground currents and power quality, co-author of peer reviewed papers in journals, producer of the documentary ‘Beyond Coincidence: The Perils of Electrical Pollution’, consultant for Ministers of Health in Kazakhstan, Middle East and Government Health Officials in Russia. He continues to be a sought after, integral contributor in research projects around the world.
Carmen M Krogh is a full time volunteer and published researcher regarding health effects and industrial wind energy facilities. She shares information with communities; individuals; federal, provincial and public health authorities, wind energy developers; the industry; and others. An author and a co-author of peer reviewed articles and conference papers presented at wind turbine noise scientific conferences. A retired pharmacist whose career includes: senior executive positions at a teaching hospital (Director of Pharmacy); a drug information researcher at another teaching hospital; a Director of a professional organization; a Consultant at the Bureau of Human Prescription Drugs (Health Canada); and a Director (A) at Health Canada (PMRA). She is the former Director of Publications and Editor in Chief of the Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties (CPS), the book used by physicians, nurses, and health professionals for prescribing information in Canada.
Alan J Whiteley has been an attorney for over 30 years, is accredited by the Upper Canada Law Society, and has a consistently high rating with the Martindale-Hubbell Register of Pre-eminent Lawyers. He has been the Editor of University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review, negotiated government defence contracts, and served as counsel to the Security Intelligence Review Committee (Canada). His experience includes serving as counsel for the arbitration of international commercial disputes as well as having served as counsel for internationally-based aerospace and airport organizations. He is legal counsel for the County Coalition for Safe and Appropriate Green Energy (CCSAGE) based in Prince Edward County, and in this capacity has undertaken to challenge various aspects of Ontario’s Green Energy Act via a Judicial Review. Mr Whiteley will be participating on the panel discussion and offering observations on the hurdles to be overcome to obtain legal remedy from experiencing negative effects of IWTs.
Barb Ashbee and her husband were happy and healthy before a wind turbine project started up around their home causing serious adverse health effects that drove them to leave. Testing in their home showed out of compliance noise, infrasound and electrical pollution. It was a battle to get any meaningful information or assistance from the government. After hiring a lawyer, they settled with the company, were able to relocate and their symptoms subsided after moving. Almost 10 years later, the anger and dismay at what the government is doing to citizens has not lessened as the toll rises. Barb continues to advocate for resolution for victims impacted by wind energy and has communicated with and attended countless government and community meetings over the years.
Economics, Emissions, Environment, Essays, Health, Impacts, Information, Law, Noise, Property values, Wildlife •
Source: Coalition for Rural Property Rights
Industrial wind turbines are being proposed in your community.
It may seem like a great opportunity but many people regret signing contracts, others regret not having fought them off and others have fought them off.
These are the issues you should educate yourself on.
1. Property values
- Not many people want to live within an industrial installation so the value of your home will be diminished severely. The Berkley study they will bring out is flawed.
2. Electromagnetic and frequency interference
- TV, radio and cell phone signals may be disturbed.
3. Shadow flicker
- Wind companies find it acceptable for NON-participating residents to deal with 30 hours/year of shadow flicker within their homes. If they exceed 30 hours it will be difficult to prove.
- They may talk about how quiet the turbines are but sound is tricky. Often the wind companies will ADD the sound they say they will make to the ambient sound or they will average the sound limits over time. The bottom line is that there is no “sound police”. If you have a problem it will be up to you to prove it.
5. Trespass zoning/safety
- Wind turbine manuals state that in case of a problem with the turbine an area of 500 meters (1640 feet) should be secured around the turbine. This area usually overlaps onto non-participating land. GE, a large manufacturer of wind turbine blades has a formula for ice throw which is 1.5 × (hub height + rotor diameter). According to GCube Insurance, “there are an estimated 3,800 incidences annually of blade failure – a rate of one in 184, or, put more simply, one incident per 61 turbines in operation.”
6. Health concerns
- Many people have reported headaches, heart palpitations, vertigo and dizziness from wind turbines. Some people have difficulty sleeping. They will say that they have many reports that state wind turbines do not harm health but people have been known not to just leave, but to abandon their homes. Yes, even Iowans.
7. Farmland destruction
- Large machinery causes compaction and can crush tiling. If you have a problem it could be up to you to prove it was the fault of the wind company. The point is they will be in charge of your land and you will lose your rights.
8. Neighbor contracts
- You will be offered money that is comes out to a few dollars a day to put up with any negative impacts. You will likely give up your right to sue the company by jury trial. Ask yourselves why these contracts are offered.
- Wind companies CANNOT use eminent domain for their project.
9. No regulation, no due process, no protections
- In Iowa power plants and transmission lines usually have to go through the IUB process. Industrial wind is skirting this process to avoid having to prove need, avoiding public comment, the possibility of a hearing and they can avoid environmental impact studies. Residents in Palo Alto County have sued MidAmerican on this point of law.
10. Killing of wildlife
- Wind energy and its extra transmission lines kill birds and bats. The birds and bats are our natural pesticides. Killing them requires farmers to use more pesticides. Wind companies were given the “right” to kill 4200 eagles each by the last administration.
11. Road destruction
- The large amount of traffic necessary for building turbines will disturb traffic, complicate farming and ruin roads. Even if they promise to fix the roads it will likely be on their timeline and to their own satisfaction.
12. Suffering for the “greater good”
- Even if you believe that excess CO₂ is a problem for Earth consider that in 2016 the American Wind Energy Association boasted that turbines would avoid 159 million metric tons of CO₂. Because man is attributed with producing 35-40 billion metric tons of CO₂ every year that means that even if Big Wind doubled its fleet it still would not avoid over 1% even with its own very optimistic numbers.
- What it really comes down to is money. Even Warren Buffet said “I will do anything that is basically covered by the law to reduce Berkshire’s tax rate,” Buffet told an audience in Omaha, Nebraska recently. “For example, on wind energy, we get a tax credit if we build a lot of wind farms. That’s the only reason to build them. They don’t make sense without the tax credit.” Even Midwest electric co-ops have said that they cannot afford to build more turbines because they are tax exempt. Wind turbines and wind energy are NOT cheap. There is a big difference between cost and price.
- The money taken out of the community by diminishing property values, the large loans taken over large swaths of land, the destruction of wildlife, diminished health and the ruination of world class farm ground is not worth the taxes. Especially when you consider the taxes these big companies avoid by tax credits and the tax abatements they enjoy. They will pay no tax the first year, only 5% the second year, increasing every year until at year 7 where they will finally pay the cap of 30%. At that time they will have depreciated the value of the turbines.
Top sites to begin research. No, these folks are not funded by fossil fuels though the wind companies love to say it. All of these sites are purely volunteer, just doing what we believe to be right.
National Wind Watch
Stop These Things
Interstate Informed Citizens Coalition
Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions
North American Platform Against Windpower
Mothers Against Wind Turbines
Wind Concerns Ontario
European Platform Against Windfarms
Aujourd’hui, en France, certains promoteurs éoliens tentent d’imposer leurs projets par la force, contraignant les riverains à créer des zones à défendre (ZAD) afin de préserver leur qualité de vie et d’empêcher le saccage industriel d’une nature rurale encore préservée.
Depuis plus de 6 mois, dans plusieurs régions, des habitants de villages ruraux résistent aux forces de l’ordre envoyées par les autorités pour faire passer des convois acheminant des éoliennes par des petites routes de montagne ou de campagne, des chemins vicinaux, qu’il faut détruire, élargir, goudronner.
Ces citoyens tentent d’empêcher des bulldozers de détruire des haies, d’arracher des arbres, de saccager des sites naturels. Ils refusent que des pelleteuses creusent de gigantesques cavités où seront déversés des milliers de tonnes de béton armé.
Depuis plusieurs mois certains de ces résistants sont trainés devant les tribunaux comme des coupables de droit commun, alors que ces initiatives de désespoir sont le résultat de l’immense mépris des responsables du gouvernement et de l’indifférence du Ministre de l’Environnement Nicolas Hulot.
Deux exemples emblématiques font la une des médias régionaux, deux collectifs anti-éoliens qui luttent jour et nuit depuis des mois :
La Fédération Environnement Durable regroupe un millier d’associations de toutes les régions de France. Elle n’utilise que des moyens légaux pour lutter contre l’envahissement de l’habitat rural par l’éolien industriel.
Elle approuve le bien fondé du refus des projets éoliens concernés et lance une alerte : à terme, ces conflits risquent de conduire à des affrontements désespérés de plus en plus violents.
La Fédération Environnement Durable estime que le gouvernement en portera l’entière responsabilité en voulant imposer le développement de l’éolien industriel par la force, et par des mesures de régression du droit de l’environnement par l’effet de la simplification des procédures juridiques.
Paris le 18 janvier 2018
Contact Presse :
06 80 99 38 08
The Eighth International Conference on Wind Turbine Noise will be held in Lisbon, June 12-14, 2019.
The conference will be held at the Altis Grand Hotel, Rua Castilho, 11, which is within walking distance of the popular areas of Baixa, Chiado and Bairro Alto. Our two main conference spaces are “Europa” and “Londres”.
Environment, Newsletters, Vermont, Wildlife •
Source: Vermonters for a Clean Environment
Gatehouse Media found more than 450 families who have publicly complained about the impacts of living near wind farms. Have a similar experience? Tell your story.
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