Videos filed under Impact on Landscape
The Bjerkreim Søndre cluster in Norway is the result of a 15-year contract by Facebook to acquire the full output of the 294MW facility. The turbines are sited at/around latitude and longitude of 58.437781, 6.089634 which appears to be a highly complex terrain that includes an abundance of rock formations and water areas. The impact on the natural environment of these 70 Siemens SWT-DD-130-4.2 MW turbines each standing around 600-feet tall on the landscape is impossible to fully assess.
Plans for a Chinese company to construct a new wind energy facility along the Devil's River, which runs over 90 miles from Sutton County Texas into the Rio Grande is running into opposition.
APEX Clean Energy wants to erect 30 turbines on Galloo Island but residents in New York State are fighting back.
This powerful video conveys the shock and sadness as wind energy projects move through Arkwright, NY and Chautauqua County.
Kenya is growing and living an energy sector expansion. Projects are booming over the country to feed the power needs. Yet, indigenous peoples and their ancestral land are at the core of this expansion and it remains yet to be seen how their rights will fit into this picture.
Although the communities affected by the Olkaria and Turkana projects understand that the country needs development, they would have liked to be treated better. Mali Ole Kaunga, a Kenyan indigenous expert says respect of collective land and profit sharing are key to improving the situation. “You need to tell me [an indigenous person] why you need my land, what my role will be and what’s my future involvement in that land”.
Mary Kay Barton has been writing and speaking about the wind industry since 2004. Albert Vliestra was passively in favor of wind turbines coming to Warsaw County, then he became ill -- with protracted ailments -- after the turbines were installed in the area. Following a long fight against the turbines, Cathi Orr lost. She sold her 100 acre farm at a substantial loss, and fled. Albert Vliestra, too, sold his dream home at a major loss. The living room where this interview takes place is that of Linda and Paul Makson. The Makson home is surrounded by 16 giant wind turbines that creak, groan, whistle and whoosh all the time, but the infrasound is worse. And worse yet, New York taxpayers are paying for it, as per Governor Cuomo's "green energy" program.
This video by Verlagsgruppe Random House was created for the promotion of the book “Geopferte Landschaften” by Georg Etscheit (editor) and published by HEYNE Verlag. Special thanks to Friends Against Wind for bringing this video to our attention and working to provide the English subtitles. English subtitles by Vind-Alarm-Danmark.eu & Friends-Against-Wind.org.
Homeowners describe their experiences with Oklahoma wind turbines 2016.Apex Clean Energy constructed the Kingfisher wind facility within 1500-feet of homes. The project consists of 120 turbines for a total installed capacity of 300 megawatts. After exhausting all attempts to work with Apex, the residents filed a lawsuit seeking protection from adverse health effects, and loss of use and value of their property. The trial date is slated for April 2016. Kingfisher Wind began construction on May 18, 2015 despite repeated requests from non-participating landowners to reconsider turbine placement. The now operating project impacts at least 128 nearby property owners. The suit refers to the irreparable harm caused by nuisance and unavoidable negative health impacts caused to people by the noise, infrasound and shadow flicker generated by turbines.
The proposed Horse Creek Wind Farm south of Clayton will impact many people along the St. Lawrence River and the North Country.
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.
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
This investigative report by Armel Joubert des Ouches examines the spread of wind turbines throughout France. He calls on the French people, the politicians and ecologists who have remained somewhat honest, to put a stop to this monstrous boondoggle whose consequences will become rapidly irreparable. The English subtitles were prepared by Friends Against Wind.
Geriş, is a village located in the hills above Yalıkavak and Gerişaltı (Lower Geriş) in Turkey. A wind energy facility is proposed for the mountains. The people of this area oppose the siting for the project and tell the story in this video.
This powerful trailer to the documentary "An Ill Wind" tells the story of the relentless march of industrial-scale wind turbines across the countryside and the effects on the landscape.
A short tour of one of the ridgelines in the Groton Wind project. Groton consists of 24 2-MW Gamesa turbines. The project was erected by Iberdrola. Note the amount of cleared forest and blasted rocks required for one unit. These 400' monsters absolutely dwarf the tall pines! For a gallery of still photos, visit www.aerialphotonh.com/groton-wind . Duration: 1 minutes 31 seconds
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Huge wind turbines are dotting the landscape in New York and Massachusetts, producing megawatts of green energy. So why would people living near these giant windmills want them out?
The nineteen turbine Hoosac wind facility (28.5 megawatts) owned and operated by Iberdrola Renewables makes its presence known to a community in the harshest way -- through noise emissions and strobing shadows. Duration: 8 seconds
Political ad exposes Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders for his support of industrial wind energy development. Duration: 30 seconds