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Most people in Clutha district would not even know the proposed wind farm site was in their district, he said. ‘‘They Clutha District Council just want to get industry into the area. But that area should be in the Dunedin city district.'' He described TrustPower consultation as a token effort. ‘‘They came and saw me and I told them I had some concerns and they would get back to me. I'm still waiting.'' The wind farm would not only scar the landscape but also would bring financial uncertainty. ‘‘They tried to sell a farm round here last year and no-one wanted to touch it. They didn't get one tender.''
German courts are starting to deal with a unique new crime - stealing wind.
As Europe's greenest country builds ever more electricity-producing wind farms, so the rights to nature are now being fought over by lawyers.
Among the cases being considered by a Leipzig court is a dispute between the operators of two wind turbine facilities. At issue: who owns the wind?
THE security of Victoria's electricity supply is under a cloud after the emergence of threats to the operation of some of the state's key generators.
In an unprecedented development, power companies have been forced to buy emergency supplies of water on the internet after the drought left them short of what they need to run major generators in the Latrobe Valley................A recent investigation by Wyndham City Council found "the operation of the gas-fuelled turbines adversely affects theamenity of the area by way of low-frequency noise and vibration".