Windfarm swindle hits the rocks



Wind turbine infrasound affects OVULATION (Denmark)

Ovulation

“All my female employees are complaining of irregular menstruations, and several have permanent headaches.” (Boye Jensen, whose garden center has now 3 wind turbines as neighbors).

Windfarms: 1,600 miscarriages

still-born-minks

“1,600 animals were born prematurely at a mink farm last month. Many had deformities, and most were dead on arrival.”…”The only thing different at the farm since last year has been the installation of four large wind turbines only 328 meters away.”

Another horror story from Denmark

“…when the wind blows from the South West (where the nearby wind turbines are), mother minks attack their own puppies…” See the video here:Young mink badly bitten

Windfarms kill another small business


Boye_Jensen_at_his_plant_nursery

“The owner is now closing his business for fear of being held liable should a child be born with deformities, as happened to numerous mink puppies at a fur farm near wind turbines in Jutland (1).”

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The wind industry can no longer deny it. Tangible proof is here at last. The windfarm swindle has hit the rocks.


Read more here: World Council for Nature


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Bird mortality: spilling the glass

 white-tailed eagle killed by wind turbine - Denmark

Sea eagle killed by wind turbine in Denmark

Lying by omission

Wind farm stooges say: cars, cats, windows, etc. kill more birds than wind turbines.

Using the same logic, the asbestos industry could be reborn!

It would just have to say: my products kill fewer people than car accidents. Wouldn’t that be fun!

All they’d have to do is finance electoral campaigns left and right, and the corrupt system would do the rest.


It may be true, at this stage of the game, that wind turbines kill less birds than do cars and cats. But they kill rarer birds, and twice as many bats (which cars, cats, windows etc. don’t kill). In addition, they are on their way to killing 20 times more when the number of turbines is multiplied by 20, as are planning the wind industry and their gnomes.


There are plenty more reasons to reject the silly cars & cats argument:


A/ – They say: only 573,000 birds are killed yearly by wind turbines in the United States, and 888,000 bats – total: 1.4 million deaths. And they add: this is small in comparison to the many millions killed by other human activities. They conveniently forget that wind turbines are the only human activity that kills BATS – if you except the taking down of roofs, houses, buildings and other constructions. But apart from that, there is another, much higher and much more likely estimate: 13 to 39 million birds and bats killed annually by wind turbines in the United States – based on an extrapolation from Spanish monitoring reports. It is a valid extrapolation, for there are no reasons to believe that US birds are smarter or more cautious than Spanish ones. Figures from Germany and Sweden confirm this high level of mortality, as published by the California Energy Commission.

Is it really surprising that a wind turbine would kill on average one bat a day and one bird every other day? – especially if you consider that bats, and some birds, are attracted to wind turbines, as per the latest paper by Clive Hambler, lecturer at Oxford University: http://wcfn.org/2013/07/01/tip-of-the-iceberg/
Consider this: one bat a day and one bird every other day = 365 bats and 182 birds a year x 39,000 wind turbines = 21 million birds and bats killed in the US annually.

The low official estimate of 1.4 million can be explained by deficiencies denounced by Jim Wiegand here: http://www.windturbinesyndrome.com/2013/wind-energys-colossal-lies-about-bird-bat-mortality-wildlife-biologist/   and by these added considerations: it is a well-known fact that windfarm employees make carcasses disappear. If this weren’t enough, reporting mortality to the authorities is the responsibility of each wind farm operator. Is this a joke? – No, it isn’t, would you believe?

Such cynicism, such blatant disregard for ethics, such insults to our intelligence are reminiscent of the much scorned-upon “banana republics” of yesteryear. But since lobbying is a legal activity in America, Europe, Australia, Japan, etc., don’t expect ethics to be upheld there either. As for the media, being “politically correct” means turning a blind eye to any wrong that bears a “green” label, even if it is the yearly death of 123 million birds and bats from 225,000 wind turbines worldwide, to be soon multiplied by 20 (see above), i.e. 2.4 billion deaths a year.


B/ – Nothing justifies the mass killing of eagles, cranes, storks, and most bird and bat species, by wind turbines and their power lines. The limited success, to date, in stopping other causes of bird and bat mortality does not justify adding another killer!  It’s a no-brainer that this is a crooked argument, yet the PC media swallows it whole – hook, line and sinker!


C/ – two wrongs don’t make a right, they never did. But the gnomes deny this, and are trying to force this denial into our brains, by sheer repetition. They are busy brainwashing our children too, in schools! Teachers have become the peddlers of their lethal products. It is quite simply sickening. What happened to our democratic ideals? We are living a scenario written by George Orwell.


D/ – Wind turbines do not REPLACE cars, or any other cause of bird mortality. They don’t even replace fossil fuel power plants. See these amazing articles:
http://epaw.org/echoes.php?article=n127
http://epaw.org/echoes.php?article=n124

As they don’t replace other causes of mortality, they are just creating an ADDITIONAL one. That too is a no brainer, yet they are trying to convince the public that additional mortality is OK, precisely at a time when birds are being decimated worldwide. And it’s not Global Warming (what global warming? – global cooling is now more likely) that’s killing them – read this disturbing article:
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/07/songbird-migration/franzen-text
C´mon, public, wake up!

The accomplices of BIG WIND, in bad faith, deny (by omission or otherwise) that a single drop can spill a full glass, and that measuring the CUMULATIVE EFFECT is essential to the work of conservationists. Third grade students would fail their exams if they denied such universal truths. And I am NOT talking about just a drop: I’m talking about a dripping faucet, I’m talking about 2.4 billion deaths a year (as per above).


I am talking about massive extinctions. Here are the principal deniers (by omission or otherwise): Greenpeace, WWF, FoE, RSPB, Audubon Society, Sierra Club, Birds Australia, NABU, LPO, NRDC, Peregrine Fund, CIPAMEX, Birdlife International. Shame on them! They bear the full responsibility of the extinctions to come in which wind turbines (and their power lines) will have contributed. This is why I call them stooges, or gnomes. They don’t deserve respect, and they won’t get mine. I invite everyone to call them “green gnomes” from hereon in, or “gneems” by contraction.

No more noise than a fridge

The fourth lie: Wind turbines make no more noise than a refrigerator.


fridge



Did you ever wake-up at night with palpitations? Many windfarm neighbors do, and it’s not because of their refrigerators. The culprit, we know now, is infrasound emitted by wind turbines, aggravated by pulsations. Governments, scientists and wind turbine manufacturers knew that as far back as 25 years ago: this is why they always refused to measure infrasound emitted by wind turbines. They know they would be in trouble if they did. But they will have to do it now, as the news of their cover-up has just hit the fan:  http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jamesdelingpole/100227983/wind-turbines-are-a-human-health-hazard-the-smoking-gun/

I shall comment further on infrasound later, but for the moment I wish to say something about the noise issue. For not only has the wind industry covered-up on infrasound, it has also fudged the noise issue and told the public a big lie, namely the title of this post. One of Denmark’s leading newspapers has lambasted Vestas for it just recently:

As published on 1st July 2013 in JyllandsPosten:

Acousticians criticize Vestas 

  • The Vestas campaign, which aims to prove half truths and myths wrong through facts, has made a serious error itself.
  • We need to correct our phrasing, says a Vestas spokesman.

By Axel Pihl-Andersen (Journalist, JyllandsPosten)

Translation:

Vestas has just launched a global campaign, which according to the wind turbine-giant itself is a counter-attack on the anti-wind movement, which is to be put in place by the pioneering Act on Facts-campaign.

For too long, the wind industry has allowed itself to be run over by few, but influential anti-wind movements, arguing with half truths and wild myths. Vestas now responds with a fact based global campaign, which aims to turn the passive majority of people into active advocates of wind power.” These are among the words in Vestas’ press release, which states that the campaign shall replace “hard-lived myths and lies about wind energy with documented facts”. But Vestas has large problems with the documented facts themselves, say Denmark’s leading acoustics scientists at Aalborg University.

Noise from a refrigerator

One of the campaign’s major topics is noise, and Vestas claims that the noise 400 meters away from a wind turbine is less than the noise from an average refrigerator. But that is pure nonsense, says acoustics professor Henrik Møller from Aalborg University.

If you take a sound level meter to your refrigerator, it will register a noise level of approx. 30 dB. The sound pressure level for a wind turbine at a distance of 400 meters will be approx. 40-43 dB, and that is a very big difference. If the noise level of a refrigerator were 40 dB, it would be impossible to sell”, says Henrik Møller.

He believes that Vestas, in spite of its facts-campaign, has messed seriously around with acoustic terms. Producers of refrigerators do announce some noise levels of about 40 dB, but according to Henrik Møller, these refer to a technical measure called the sound power level, and this cannot be compared to the sound pressure level.

Two different types of decibels

I think they have compared the sound power level from the refrigerator with the sound pressure level from wind turbines, and those are two very different measures. Decibel is not just decibel – it depends on what you are measuring”, says Henrik Møller.

Press officer and spokesman Jens Velling from Vestas admits that there is some “uncertainty” about this information. “We are aware of it, but I want to point out, that the campaign first launched is designed for Australia, where the required distance between a windturbine and a residence is 800 meters. At this distance, the numbers make sense”, says Jens Velling.

But you write 400 meters in your material?Yes, that is something we need to rephrase”.

It is not a good thing that you present wrong information in a campaign that is supposed to be based on facts, is it?  – No, you are right about that. It is essential, that the information we give is correct. We need to take a look at that phrasing.”

Professor Henrik Møller states that the numbers don’t make sense at 800 meters distance either. At a wind speed of 8 meters per second for a 3 MW Vestas wind turbine with a sound power level of approx. 107 dB, the sound pressure level will measure approx. 37-38 dB. This is still significantly more than the refrigerator’s 30-32 dB [ed. note: 5-8 decibels represent a huge difference for those who must live with the noise].

The National Association for Neighbours of large Wind Turbines in Denmark also criticizes Vestas’ campaign for manipulating numbers and information. “Vestas’ campaign contains much misleading information, but worst is the assertion that the noise of a wind turbine at a distance of 400 meters compares to that of a refrigerator”, they write in a press release.

Ends

Original in Danish:   http://jyllands-posten.dk/opinion/leder/ECE5724500/vindfrikadeller/

Windfarms are redundant


The third lie: one kWh produced by a wind turbine saves one kWh produced with fossil fuels

         lier - new jobs                                  lier energy independence - David Cameron    

Left or right, same campaign: save-the-planet / don’t-mind-your-wallet.
It’s the biggest con EVER.

Here is the simple truth:


Wind farms provide no useful electricity
by Richard S. Courtney, energy consultant


Electricity is wanted all the time but the demand for electricity varies from hour to hour, day to day, and month to month. The electricity grid has to match the supply of electricity to the demand for it at all times. This is difficult because power stations cannot be switched on and off as demand varies.


The problem of matching electricity supply to varying demand is overcome by operating power stations in three modes called “base load,” “generation,” and “spinning standby.”


Some power stations operate all the time providing electricity to the grid, and they are said to provide “base load.”


Other power stations also operate all the time but do not provide electricity all the time. They burn (or fission) their fuel to boil water and superheat the resulting steam which is fed to the steam turbines that are thus kept hot and spinning all the time. Of course, they emit all the emissions from use of their fuel all the time. But some of this time they dump heat from their cooling towers instead of generating electricity, and they are then said to be operating “spinning standby.”


One or more power stations can be instantly switched from spinning standby to provide electricity to match an increase to demand for electricity. It is said to be operating “generation” when it is providing electricity. Power stations are switched between spinning standby and generation as demand for electricity changes.


Thus the grid operator manages the system to match supply with demand for electricity by switching power stations between “generation” and “spinning standby.”


Windfarm input to electricity

Windfarms only provide electricity when the wind is strong enough and not too strong. So, they suddenly provide electricity when the wind changes. The grid operator must match this changed supply of electricity to the existing demand for electricity. Of course, the grid operator achieves the match by switching a power station to spinning standby mode. That power station continues to operate in this mode so it can provide electricity when the windfarm stops supplying electricity because the wind has changed again.


Windfarms only force power stations to operate more spinning standby. They provide no useful electricity and make no reduction to emissions from power generation. Indeed, the windfarm is the true source of emissions from a power station operating spinning standby in support of the windfarm.
http://www.aweo.org/windCourtney1.html

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This is confirmed by Dr. John Etherington, (retired) Lecturer in Ecology at the University of Wales. See his book, The Wind Farm Scam, for sale on Internet. It is also confirmed by independent engineers and scientists, who can speak freely, and by anyone with an open mind willing to use his/her logic: why haven’t all these wind farms reduced CO2 emissions?

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Conclusion:


If wind farms provide useless electricity that is outrageously expensive, then why politicians from all parties want so much of it? Because in return for the massive subsidies they give to wind and solar profiteers, these are contributing to their electoral campaign funds. It’s all so very simple, really.


Am I the only one to think that way? – Of course not! Most “wind warriors” (anti windfam campaigners) know that; UKIP candidates know that, and refuse to danse to that tune; even a Danish High Court judge knows that (see my previous post on this blog). In a radio interview, conservationist Mark Duchamp exposed this systemic corruption most clearly, and he referred to an article and a book from the US on the subject (1). So if you have doubts, you can review the evidence:

(1) http://epaw.org/multimedia.php?article=in9

And if you still have doubts, read the mind-gobbling article just published by world-famous investigative journalist James Delingpole. The UK is secretely installing thousands of diesel generators to take the place of wind farms when the wind drops: this will raise the price of electricity to staggering heights, and ruin the country. Read it all here:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2362762/The-dirty-secret-Britains-power-madness-Polluting-diesel-generators-built-secret-foreign-companies-kick-theres-wind-turbines–insane-true-eco-scandals.html


Neighbors not happy

lies - multiple

Second lie: in Denmark, people are happy with their wind turbines


This is false. Nearly 200 associations of wind farm victims have formed in Denmark, and most are now federated into a larger one:
National Association of Neighbors Fighting Wind turbines.

What is more, Dr Mauri Johansson, specialist in Community & Occupational Medicine in Denmark, warns about the serious health effects of windfarms, and of the collusion of the Danish government with Big Wind. He quotes a retired Danish High Court judge who said: “wind power has thoroughly corrupted the political system.”



Here are a few more quotes from his letter:

“Documents …have shown that already in the late 1980’s there were complaints about the noise, but local as well as central authorities generally refused to investigate, and did not involve medical expertise. This happens also today.

“Despite these complaints for over 20 years, unfortunately no medically based research has ever been conducted in Denmark, even not as a base for “safe” distances and noise limitations. The only research has been engineer-performed noise measurements and calculations. This ignores the human physiological impact of the wind turbine noise, previously shown in research into the impacts of other noise sources. Engineers are not physicians, and therefore cannot assess the impact on human health. Furthermore, those acoustic engineers closely connected with the wind industry have an obvious yet rarely acknowledged financial conflict of interest.

“The ongoing denial of FACTS about the existence of serious sleep and health problems in wind turbine neighbours is unforgiveable. So too is the refusal by authorities to properly measure the noise inside people’s homes, and the refusal to conduct the multidisciplinary medical research.

“The comments made by retired Danish High Court judge Peter Roerdam in the Copenhagen Post on 16th November, 2012 (12) that wind power is “an industry which has thoroughly corrupted the political system” is all too true, in my experience, and comes at the direct expense of the health of Danish people.

“It is clear the institutional political corruption, and the lack of professional ethics on the part of wind industry acousticians and public health researchers, who ignore or deny the existence of the sleep and health problems and the consequent serious longterm damage to health, is not limited to Denmark.”

Yours sincerely,

Mauri Johansson, MD, MHH
Specialist in Community and Occupational Medicine
Denmark, July 6th, 2013

See the full letter: http://www.epaw.org/documents/Open_letter_About_Danes_and_WTS_6July2013.pdfAnd


And this article: Neighbours on the Barricades Against Wind Turbines in Denmark
http://www.croh.info/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=685:..

Dividing communities

No More Lies

The first lie: developers consult with the community


Many people who live near wind turbines wake up with palpitations in the middle of the night because of pulsating low frequency noise and infrasound emitted by wind turbines. Then they waste hours trying to get back to sleep. So how come wind farms are built so close to homes? It’s to make more money, for the further out they go into the wilderness, the longer the power lines and the access roads they have to build. Image

The wind industry argues that their developers consult with the community. This is a half-truth, which is very effective for misleading the public because it contains some apparent truth. The following letter, written by a concerned Irishman to the Irish Times, tells a different story:

Wind farm facts and fictions

Tue, Apr 9, 2013, 05:55

First published: Tue, Apr 9, 2013, 05:55

Sir, – Once again a wind farm developer misses the point when dealing with objections to wind farms (Letters, April 5th). Brendan McGrath, CEO of Gaelectric, writes that responsible wind farm developers consult local communities.

What he doesn’t state is that these consultations only occur once landowners have been locked into contracts to put wind turbines on their land. What follows is a divided community with some farmers set to make thousands of euros a year from turbines on their land, and their neighbours, who are facing a future of noise, visual disturbance and property devaluation.

Responsible developers should be discussing their proposals to put wind turbines into an area before they sign up local landowners. Whole communities should then be able to make an informed decision, with the right to refuse a wind farm, no matter how a land area has been designated.

Mr McGrath suggests he is motivated by a desire to cut greenhouse gases. The hundreds of wind farm objectors that I have met have exactly the same ambitions.

They just want to be able to open their windows to peace and quiet, and get a decent night’s sleep. – Yours, etc,

MIKE de JONG,
Aghaclogher, Strokestown,
Co Roscommon, Ireland.

What the man does not say is that the planning authorities rubberstamp the applications no matter how much the citizens protest. Money is all they care about. The democratic deficit is huge.

About us

“Every man is a moon and has a dark side which is turned towards nobody – you have to slip around behind if you want to see it.”      Mark Twain


The same may be said of governments, NGO’s, and large companies.

The wind industry is under such pressure from irate citizens that in Australia it has opened a new webpage to spread half-truths and other propaganda in a bid to discredit its critics.   The webpage is called Act on Facts:  www.actonfacts.org

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