Wind-Park Proponents Advocate Suspending Democracy

Over at Sweden’s sceptic The Climate Scam, Jonny Fagerström writes how pro-wind-park organisation Swedish Wind Energy is lobbying to abolish the municipal veto in order to bypass public refusal of windparks. The public, whose landscape would be ruined, should not be allowed to have a say on whether or not a wind-park is to be installed in their area, read here: Wind Power Industry Threatens Democracy

Wind-park builders and operators find it a nuisance that pesky, stubborn residents refuse to have their local landscape industrialised and property values ruined. For the wind industry, permitting is proceeding much too slowly, and populations should just accept having the windmills forced down their throats, without any further ado.

Jonny writes the threat to strip citizens of their last democratic chance to have a say on their surroundings and life in general will seriously aggravate people, and thinks that politicians simply will not take this proposed abolishment of municipal democracy seriously, but adds:

You never know.

The wind industry has deep poskets, and politicians can be bought easily enough.

In Germany, according to the online Lübecker Nachricten, Citizens near the German port city of Lübeck are protesting a proposed wind-pack on an area of 750 acres that would be home to 14 turbines, each 170 meters tall. Read and see photo here.

Meanwhile in the United Kingdom, people’s rights are also being trampled on as well (h/t IceCap):

8 responses to “Wind-Park Proponents Advocate Suspending Democracy”

  1. R. de Haan

    There is no rational argument for wind power as there is no empirical evidence for Anthropegenic Global Warming.

    In general business always will try to reduce red tape and bypass difficult decision procedures but what do they think?

    We all have to live with rules and regulations and we better watch out to prevent the introduction or abolishment of regulations that protect our rights.

    Fortunately we have the blog sphere where we can mobilize scores of posters who could send a nice message addressed to this company stating our opinion.

    The ex-sponsors from the 10:10 campaign can tell you all about it.

  2. R. de Haan

    Pierre, I have send you an e-mail yesterday with an attachment containing a book about the arctic (3.3 Mb).
    Did you get it?
    Reply: Hi Ron. I haven’t received anything so far. Please send it again.
    Right now I’m at the Baltic Sea, (hope to do some deep sea fishing in the next few days). -PG

  3. Bernd Felsche

    The wind industry does indeed have deep pockets. Filled by subsidies and proxy-subsidies by way of emissions permits. Which stem from legislation.

    Nice synergy.

    But wouldn’t it be less wasteful for the regulators to directly line their own pockets out of government coffers?

    And seeing that every “green” job destroys 2 real ones, wouldn’t it be cheaper to pay people not to take on a “green” job?

    At least then we wouldn’t be industrializing pristine landscapes and destroying manufacturing and agricultural capacity.

  4. R. de Haan

    Don’t you think it would be a better idea to stop this socialist control model of our economies (and our people) and leave what energy we use up to free markets.

    The government will compensate their spending by raising taxes and the power companies will retrieve the higher power generation costs with higher bills.

    The taxpayer will be hit by a triple whammy because the raise in taxes and power costs could put him out of a job.

    Governments with the arrogance and urge to control everything in the name of the good of the people and the environment are the worst.
    All past experiments have failed and most of them ended in a blood bath.

    This system is going to bankrupt us.

    1. Bernd Felsche

      Sarcasm doesn’t work well on blogs either.

  5. R. de Haan
  6. Quixote

    Here in Ontario, Canada our Premier yanked our Democratic Rights away from all Municipalities to build Wind Turbines on May 14th/2009 without even a whimper from one single Municipal leader out of 440 Municipalities. It isn’t that difficult to remove Democracy when everyone is “sleeping”!

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