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Big Wind: the most corrupt and corrupting industry in the world

The reason the industry is so corrupt is quite simply that without the lies it tells as a matter of course and without the cosy stitch-ups it arranges with regulators and politicians at taxpayers' expense, it simply would not exist.

There's an excellent article in the Copenhagen Post which I'm going to reprint here in full. It's by a retired high court judge called Peter Rørdam. I'm reprinting it because apart from the place names, every last detail applies to the UK wind industry too. And - from what I've seen personally - the Australian one. And the US and Canadian ones as well.

The reason the industry is so corrupt is quite simply that without the lies it tells as a matter of course and without the cosy stitch-ups it arranges with regulators and politicians at taxpayers' expense, it simply would not exist. Take the noise regulations which are currently the subject of an enquiry by the Institute of Acoustics. The reason these noise regulations so badly need re-examining is that the original parameters for noise limits were set by people working for the wind industry with a vested interest in making it as easy as possible for wind farms to be built in as many places as possible. They make no allowance whatsoever for the damage to human health now known to be caused by Low Frequency Noise which - hey guess, what? - isn't even measured by the tame acoustics experts... more [truncated due to possible copyright]  

There's an excellent article in the Copenhagen Post which I'm going to reprint here in full. It's by a retired high court judge called Peter Rørdam. I'm reprinting it because apart from the place names, every last detail applies to the UK wind industry too. And - from what I've seen personally - the Australian one. And the US and Canadian ones as well.

The reason the industry is so corrupt is quite simply that without the lies it tells as a matter of course and without the cosy stitch-ups it arranges with regulators and politicians at taxpayers' expense, it simply would not exist. Take the noise regulations which are currently the subject of an enquiry by the Institute of Acoustics. The reason these noise regulations so badly need re-examining is that the original parameters for noise limits were set by people working for the wind industry with a vested interest in making it as easy as possible for wind farms to be built in as many places as possible. They make no allowance whatsoever for the damage to human health now known to be caused by Low Frequency Noise which - hey guess, what? - isn't even measured by the tame acoustics experts who work on behalf of the wind developers because the system has been rigged so they don't have to.

It's entirely possible that this corrupt system will continue to be rigged with the connivance of politicians. A report in today's Telegraph suggests that the green activists who staff DECC may have fixed in advance the results of a new enquiry by the Institute of Acoustics by setting it worthless parameters.

Richard Perkins, Vice President of the Institute of Acoustics and chairman of the working group looking at the guidance, insisted the new guidance would tighten up the rules so that only wind farms in the right places are given planning permission.

He said current noise levels are a matter for the Government, and were outside the working group's terms of reference.

In other words, it looks like this enquiry has been asked to overlook the very area which it should be studying most closely.

If this sounds like the kind of shabby behaviour you'd more closely associate with communist states and third world kleptocracies than sophisticated Western economies, think again. It's rife across the Western world, as this article by a former Danish high court judge illustrates.


Source: http://blogs.telegraph.co.u...

NOV 19 2012
https://www.windaction.org/posts/35405-big-wind-the-most-corrupt-and-corrupting-industry-in-the-world
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