Annette Smith, executive director and founder of Vermonters for a Clean Environment, conducted this press conference following notice that the Vermont Attorney General had initiated a criminal investigation into whether Ms. Smith was practicing law without a license. Minutes before the press conference was to begin, Ms. Smith was notified by her attorney, David Sleigh, that the AG had closed his investigation and would not pursue the matter further. Ms. Smith used the opportunity of the press conference to shed light on the problems with renewable energy siting in the state and the difficulties facing members of the public in participating in the process.
Joan Lagerman of Wisconsin explains how wind turbines near her property have produced serious health impacts on her family. WE Energies, a utility in Wisconsin, operates the Blue Sky Green Field facility consisting of 88-turbines across 10,600 acres located between the townships of Calumet and Marshfield in Fond du Lac County and not far from the east shore of Lake Winnebago. Lagerman and her neighbors are surrounded by the 44 towering turbines spinning in Marshfield.
This video was posted on Facebook and YouTube. Few details are provided about the incident including the location and timing of the event. (It is not clear the incident occurred in New Zealand.) Nonetheless, the video demonstrates the type of danger a turbine can pose when sited too close to where people may live or gather.
On December 24, 2015, a Vestas wind turbine collapsed in Lemnhult, Sweden.
This powerful news broadcast highlights the divide between urban residents clamoring for action to address climate change and the worry and concerns of wind farm development in the rural areas. To view the broadcast, click the image on this page.
France, host of the U.N. climate conference, prides itself on being one of the world’s top innovators in wind energy technology, and wind turbines have become a symbol of the country’s commitment to clean energy. But the French government is coming under fire from farmers and others who say the proximity of some of the turbines is hurting wildlife and cattle. VOA Europe Correspondent Luis Ramirez went to a dairy farm in the northern Picardy region to get one farmer’s story
The fur farmer, Kaj Bank Olesen, explains at a November 25, 2015 public meeting in Isenvad, Denmark, how an operating wind plant near his harm has caused devestating harm and destruction to his mink population. English subtitles by vind-alarm-danmark.eu. Video by Lars Fogh Iversen.
Two Michigan residents share their experiences living inside utility scale wind plants. One is a long-time supporter of wind energy and other is a man who has leased his ground to wind developers. Both now have profound regret. Special thanks to Kevon Martis for making this video available.
Wind turbine accident at Nieder Kostenz in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Despite the catastrophic failure, the area was not blocked off from the public. Special thanks to Friends Against Wind for preparing the English subtitles.
Sunday the 1st Nov it was lights out at 10pm for 100,000 homes due to an interconnection failure. South Australians are warned that they can expect higher prices and more blackouts due to a reliance on the interconnect & wind power. To view the video broadcast, click the image on this page.
The group drummed outside the rally, advocating against a recently proposed wind turbine project in Swanton. They want lawmakers to re-evaluate the pace and size of the renewable energy projects popping up across Vermont. Specifically, the group believes people and families living near the sites of these projects are being overlooked in the development.
Interview of Heimke and Pieter Hogeveen. Extract from the German television programme Unter uns | MDR Fernsehen | October 23, 2015 English subtitles by vind-alarm-danmark.eu
Against the drone of wind turbines on the ridgeline, nameless, faceless, residents speak out.
Warning: This video is disturbing. This video shows a flock (dozen) of partridges which were pressed on the base of a wind turbine. The partridges flew with a tailwind over an elevated plain. It was impossible for the birds to dodge the wind turbine.
Carmen Krogh at the Ideacity Conference in Toronto
“You cannot smell it, you cannot see it, and you cannot really hear it but maybe it still drives some people crazy.” This powerful news story from Spiegel TV Magazine explores wind turbine infrasound impacts on people. English subtitles added by Friends Against Wind.
Wind turbine noise from various wind energy facilities in Australian. After watching this video there should be no confusion over why the federal government initiated hearings on the topic on health impacts.
Dramatic images of a turbine burning near Sublette Illinois.
In Germany, wind turbines have turned countryside sites into industrial areas. Do we want the same in our country? English subtitles by Friends against wind. Video made by the citizen's group Weitblick Ostfriesland: http://weitblick-ostfriesland.de
Neighbors get some relief after complaining about noise emitted from a nearby wind turbine.