Here at this blog I’ve written often over Germany’s wind energy follies and the mounting opposition to the construction of wind parks. In fact over 300 citizens initiatives against wind energy have sprouted across Germany alone so far.
The reasons for the exploding resistance are many and include destruction of forests, death to wildlife, blighting of the landscape, infrasound causing illnesses, high costs, technical inadequacy and grid instability, to name some. Probably no other product on the planet delivers so much misery for so little common benefit.
Wind energy opposition site “StopTheseThings” writes a couple of reports coming from Europe, which tell us of growing opposition to and serious health problems from wind energy. We are now witnessing how a rogue industry is well past its heyday.
It’s becoming increasingly clear that wind energy has gone from being welcome with open arms, to being furiously opposed. then only things keeping it afloat is special interest, junk science and corruption.
The first here is a report on how the Irish are becoming fed up and furious, and are now demanding an end to “pointless, subsidised wind power”.
The article writes how the industry had been used to getting its way by bulldozing over and marginalizing opposition and corrupting officials. But that strategy seems to be backfiring now, as StopTheseThings writes that “communities are as angry, if not angrier, than ever about the manner in which wind power outfits have ridden roughshod over their basic human rights – such as the right to sleep, live in and otherwise enjoy their family homes, free from incessant turbine generated low-frequency noise and infrasound – aided and abetted by a political ‘system’ that can be described as ‘crony capitalism’… ”
Recently there was a “monster Dublin protest” where “the leaders of community defence groups from all over Ireland descended on the Dáil Éireann to drive home their message – that wind power is a failed experiment and that these things do not work on any level: social, economic or environmental“.
In Finland StopTheseThings reports here how late last year a comprehensive report was released by the National Association of Citizens Against Giant Windmills warning that wind turbines near residential areas lead to serious health issues. For the report the experiences of 55 people concerning the health impacts were examined. The result: “Out of these 55 people, 33 suffer from sleep disturbances, 26 from ear problems, 23 from headache, 17 from nausea, 11 from heart problems and 11 from inertia“.
The wind industry is facing serious head winds.