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A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
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Thursday, 7 October 2010

Please excuse the wind noise (it's not Baked Beans!)

Picturesque Vinalhaven Island in Penobscot Bay on the coast of Maine is usually tranquil. That was before the arrival of three giant wind turbines. The community was given some information and they voted for the Wind Turbines. They thought that they would get cheaper "greener" energy. Residents were told that ambient noise would muffle the turbines.

The New York Times quotes resident
Art Lindgren:In the first 10 minutes, our jaws dropped to the ground. Nobody in the area could believe it. They were so loud.”

More from the New York Times:
"They are among a small but growing number of families and homeowners across the country who say they have learned the hard way that wind power — a clean alternative to electricity from fossil fuels — is not without emissions of its own.
Lawsuits and complaints about turbine noise, vibrations and subsequent lost property value have cropped up in Illinois, Texas, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Massachusetts, among other states."

This is part of the technology promoted by the Greens. As a warning, before it becomes a problem to you, hear some of the disgruntled residents of Vinalhaven.




Read also many stories from Vinalhaven News.

Coming soon to an area NEAR YOU! Courtesy of Climate Change Minister Greg Combet and his Coalition Pseudo Deputy Prime Minister RED Bob Brown.


2 comments:

  1. Australian Environment Foundation
    Media Release
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
    WIND FARM PROTESTORS NOT HAPPY JOHN

    The Australian Environment Foundation will join with local residents and Landscape Guardian groups near Daylesford to protest to the Premier, John Brumby who will officiate at a ceremony tomorrow morning to mark the commencement of a new wind farm.

    The Foundation is critical of yet another new wind farm project for Victoria while fundamental questions remain unanswered about the cost of power produced, greenhouse gas emission reductions and effects on rural communities.

    At a packed community meeting on Tuesday night, Dr Sarah Laurie GP spoke of major health issues local residents were experiencing that were identified with already operating wind farms.

    “We have requested a meeting with the government to call for a moratorium on any further wind farms until they have undertaken an independent review to satisfy some basic questions about wind farms in Victoria” said Max Rheese, executive director of the Australian Environment Foundation.

    “Evidence from operating wind farms in Australia and overseas show most are incapable of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to any significant degree, they produce power that is double to triple the cost of conventional power stations, are unreliable and raise serious health issues for rural communities.”

    “Substantial evidence exists to show that meeting the government’s 2020 Renewable Energy Target by mainly using wind power will drive up electricity prices for households and industry, but fail to reduce greenhouse gas emissions significantly because of the need to back up wind farms with gas turbines.

    “Wind farms do not work as well as most people think, with an average power generation of just 30 per cent of stated capacity from projects already in operation in Victoria.

    “People are being forced from their farms with serious health issues from wind farm operations and this has not been addressed. This also needs to be the subject of independent review” said Mr Rheese.

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  2. Australian Environment Foundation
    Media Release
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
    WIND FARM PROTESTORS NOT HAPPY JOHN

    The Australian Environment Foundation will join with local residents and Landscape Guardian groups near Daylesford to protest to the Premier, John Brumby who will officiate at a ceremony tomorrow morning to mark the commencement of a new wind farm.

    The Foundation is critical of yet another new wind farm project for Victoria while fundamental questions remain unanswered about the cost of power produced, greenhouse gas emission reductions and effects on rural communities.

    At a packed community meeting on Tuesday night, Dr Sarah Laurie GP spoke of major health issues local residents were experiencing that were identified with already operating wind farms.

    “We have requested a meeting with the government to call for a moratorium on any further wind farms until they have undertaken an independent review to satisfy some basic questions about wind farms in Victoria” said Max Rheese, executive director of the Australian Environment Foundation.

    “Evidence from operating wind farms in Australia and overseas show most are incapable of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to any significant degree, they produce power that is double to triple the cost of conventional power stations, are unreliable and raise serious health issues for rural communities.”

    “Substantial evidence exists to show that meeting the government’s 2020 Renewable Energy Target by mainly using wind power will drive up electricity prices for households and industry, but fail to reduce greenhouse gas emissions significantly because of the need to back up wind farms with gas turbines.

    “Wind farms do not work as well as most people think, with an average power generation of just 30 per cent of stated capacity from projects already in operation in Victoria.

    “People are being forced from their farms with serious health issues from wind farm operations and this has not been addressed. This also needs to be the subject of independent review” said Mr Rheese.

    The Great Renewable Energy Rort Wind farming in SE Australia

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