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By P Gosselin on 5. July 2016
What follows is a video posted at Youtube showing how a wind turbine caught fire and self-destructed in a spectacular fashion. Certainly nothing you’d want to be close to as debris is seen flying over a large area. Hat-tip Gerti at FB. What’s interesting is that in the background we see there is also a second turbine […]
By P Gosselin on 25. June 2016
Once welcome as a clean alternative for producing energy, wind turbines in Germany are today faced with ever more hostile political and social environments. As the turbines increase in size, so do their impacts on people and ecosystems that are near them. In the southern German town of Winterlingen hundreds of people recently packed into […]
By P Gosselin on 22. June 2016
Good thing Germany still has reliable sources of energy, such coal and nuclear power, online. Otherwise the citizens would find themselves sitting in the dark and seeing their food spoiling away in fridges and freezers. Turbines over troubled waters. Photo right: Bard More reports are out that Germany’s string of problems surrounding its ambitious installation of offshore wind […]
Major Blow To Wind Power …Bavaria’s Highest Court Upholds 10H Rule! Shoots Down Industrialization Of Idyllic Landscape
By P Gosselin on 9. May 2016
Environmental sanity prevails Bavaria’s highest constitutional court (Verfassungsgerichtshof) has just upheld the southern German state’s hotly contested 10 H wind turbine permitting rule which has been in effect since February 2014. The Court ruled that the requirement is indeed constitutional. Full story here. Bavaria’s highest court rescues the state’s idyllic landscape from wind turbine industrialization. Photo: […]
By P Gosselin on 12. April 2016
German Bavarian Broadcasting, Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR), has a report on wind energy in the southeastern state that is famous for its Oktoberfest, dirndls and lederhosen. It appears the brakes have been effectively applied to the scenery pollution industry. Eyesores no longer welcome in Germany. Photo: wind park in Lower Saxony, for illustration only, Philip May, […]
Spiegel Puts Spotlight On Germany’s “Green Sleaze” … Wind Industry’s “Corruption Of Greens, Environmental Groups, Local Pols…”
By P Gosselin on 7. April 2016
The latest hardcopy issue of flagship news magazine Der Spiegel reports how Germany’s green energy revolution has bitterly divided the country’s environmental movement. Enoch zu Guttenberg, one of Germany’s most prolific environmentalists has become an outspoken critic of wind energy in Germany, and believes children in the future will be able to see Germany’s idyllic landscape […]
Green Wind Energy Giant Vestas Under Investigation For Tax Evasion …Sun Edison Under SEC Probe As Shares Collapse 96%!
By P Gosselin on 1. April 2016
What’s going with the leading renewable energy companies, which were supposed to be leading the way to a new, brighter and greener future? Tax evasion investigation clouds Vestas’s horizon. Image: Vestas German online SHZ daily here reports that Danish wind energy giant Vestas saw its Hamburg and Husum, Germany, offices raided by German tax authorities […]
By P Gosselin on 26. March 2016
NDR German public television recently broadcast a critical report on the health effects of wind turbines. According to state physician Thomas Carl Stiller, infrasound from wind turbines causes an array of ailments among a segment of the population, such as dizziness, tinnitus, headaches, fatigue, sleeplessness and difficulty concentrating. Nationally, protest groups are banding together in numbers never seen […]
Devastation Of Nature: North German Cultural Heritage Landscapes “Mutate Into Industrial Wind Complex”!
By P Gosselin on 14. March 2016
More large-scale environmental destruction by German Greens. A photo published at the online www.shz.de/lokal vividly illustrates how the green energy movement has nothing to do with protecting the environment and restoring nature to how it was before industrialization began some 200 years ago. Ironically it is profoundly blighting it. The photo in a commentary by […]
German Expert: Wind Turbine Infrasound Travels 25 KM…Warns Of Health Hazards…Advises Minimum 5000 Meter Distance!
By P Gosselin on 3. March 2016
Professional engineer Bernd Töpperwien made a presentation (in German) on infrasound and its impacts on human health, specifically addressing the impacts of a wind park proposed to be built in the region he resides. Though low-frequency infrasound (<20 Hz) is not audible to the human ear, the pressure variations are felt by the inner ear, […]
“Acoustic Torture” …Austrian Chamber Of Physicians Warns Of Health Hazards From Large-Size Wind Turbines
By P Gosselin on 11. February 2016
Once dismissed as something merely imagined by people close to industrial wind turbines, health disorders caused by infrasound are emerging as being very real. Austrian site www.ots.at here has a press release by the Vienna Chamber of Physicians warning of health hazards from large-scale wind turbines, citing “comprehensive studies”. It calls for a minimum setback […]
German Authorities Open Investigation Into Wind Energy Corruption …”In Part A Criminal Business”…Only A Few Profit
By P Gosselin on 9. February 2016
Yesterday I wrote about how wind park planners and the city councilmen who recklessly approve them may be held personally liable for damage to health that they cause, primarily through infrasound. With locals wind parks, too often crony deals are involved and legitimate opposition gets brushed aside or squashed. The result is often a select […]
Unreliable Power: Major Technical Failure Sidelines Another Offshore Wind Park…Adding To Exploding Costs
By P Gosselin on 4. February 2016
I’ve reported earlier on Germany’s BARD 1 offshore engineering fiasco, where technical problems continue plaguing the wind park and has yet to deliver power on shore to reach markets. Even today the situation there remains unclear. Moreover, just days I ago I reported how an expert institute confirmed that offshore wind park installations are highly […]
Offshore Wind Turbine Maintenance Cost Fiasco: “100 Times More Expensive Than A New Turbine Itself”!
By P Gosselin on 2. February 2016
A press release by Germany’s Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft reports how offshore North and Baltic Sea wind turbines need to be in operation for 25 years before they become profitable, but that they are prone to shortened lifespans due to rust from the harsh sea environment. As a result the wind turbine installations need extra and very costly maintenance […]
Rapidly Evolving Protest: German Wind Energy Opponents Form Political Party In Response To A Deaf System
By P Gosselin on 25. January 2016
Not a single one of Germany’s established political parties officially opposes the construction of wind parks despite all the proof of their inefficiency, hazard to health and wildlife, ugliness, and lack of economy. As a consequence, a growing number of citizens are becoming fed up with a political system that has become deaf to the […]
German Renewable Energy Woes Mount: Costly Battle Against Blackouts …”More Expensive Than Ever Before”!
By P Gosselin on 18. January 2016
By now we have all learned that wind and solar energy are highly volatile sources, and thus massively strain the power grids they get fed into once a certain scale is reached. This is now especially the case in Germany, a country that has, in an uncontrolled manner, aggressively installed wind and solar energy over […]
Lured By “Unrealistic Promises” Of Profit, German Communities Wind Up With “Financial Disasters” And Damaged Environments
By P Gosselin on 1. January 2016
The FDP Free Democrat party in the state of Hesse (central Germany) writes in a press release how local utilities and communities are suing wind park development company JUWI, accusing it of “making unrealistic promises” regarding wind energy projects, and calls them “highly speculative business with enormous risks for public budgets“. Over the years German […]
German Wildlife Foundation Calls For Wind Park Moratorium, Cites “Increase In Criminal Activity” By Wind Park Builders
By P Gosselin on 17. December 2015
The German Wildlife Foundation has put out a press release: =================================== Chainsaws rip birdlife protection The German Wildlife Foundation sees an increase in criminal activity in the construction of wind parks Bird killed by wind turbine. Photo: German Wildlife Foundation As delegates congregated in Paris, chainsaws were busily cutting down forests in Germany to make way […]
By P Gosselin on 13. December 2015
The online Vermont news site Vermont Digger here presents a commentary by Vermont state Senator John Rodgers who represents my childhood home county of Orleans, and Essex county as well. Photo: Industrializing Vermont’s idyllic landscape. Cropped from video by Green Mountain Power Corp. Senator Rodgers has had it with industrial wind energy ruining his state’s […]
Vermont State Arrogance…Vows Windparks Despite Residents’ Huge “Stinging Rebuke” Against 500-Foot Turbines!
By P Gosselin on 2. December 2015
TV station WPTZ here reports that developers planned to build seven 500-foot-tall wind turbines near the town of Swanton, Vermont, near Lake Champlain. However the industrial colossuses are no longer welcome in a state that proudly views itself as green. Hat-tip: Indomitable Snowman, Ph.D Vermonters are finding out quickly that wind parks are massively industrial, […]