Category Archives: EirGrid; Insurance; Law; Cancer; EMF

Access to Justice?

The Aarhus Compliance Committee has interpreted Article 9 (3) of the Convention to mean that the public must have access to adequate judicial mechanisms in the event of acts and omissions in contravention of environmental law and, secondly, to provide … Continue reading

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Infrasound and other things that go bump in the night

  The Scottish organisation “Winds of Change” held an excellent seminar on infrasound. Details can be found by clicking on this link:   http://www.windsofjustice.org.uk/2017/09/wind-turbine-noise-seminar-review-and-up-date/  

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Wake in Fright: Wind Turbine Infrasound Causes Panic, Fear & Nightmares

Originally posted on STOP THESE THINGS:
The evidence proving the unnecessary damage done to wind farm neighbours by the noise generated by giant industrial wind turbines is mounting by the day: Germany’s Max Planck Institute has identified sub-audible infrasound as…

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Windfarms affect children

Originally posted on World Council for Nature:
NOISE: a startling case of two schools in proximity to wind turbines By: anonymous teacher (fearing for his/her job) In an effort to assist a society in danger, I feel obligated to make…

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Hateful Eight: 8 Solid Reasons Why Subsidised Wind Power is Both Pointless & Harmful to Health & Wealth

Originally posted on STOP THESE THINGS:
If wind power was a horse, its owner would have shot it long ago. Instead, cheered on by ideological zealots and endlessly pumped up with performance enhancing subsidies it continues to lumber on regardless.…

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Debunking the 100% Renewables Fantasy: Running on Sunshine & Breezes – Pure Nonsense

Originally posted on STOP THESE THINGS:
? In the heavy metal mockumentary, This is Spinal Tap, the band’s himbo front man, Nigel Tufnel struggles with almost everything, including bringing his grating, 8 minute guitar solos to an end. For Nigel,…

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Bring on the Super Sub!

In this era of professional sport, who you have on the bench is as important as who you have in the starting line-up of your team. Coaches have to think long and hard about who will be seated on the … Continue reading

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Wind Turbine Noise & Vibration Causing Harm to Humans & Animals Alike

Originally posted on STOP THESE THINGS:
For those unfortunates forced to live with incessant turbine generated low-frequency noise and infrasound, the cause of the sleep deprivation they suffer is no mystery. Moreover, a menagerie of domestic and wild animals stuck…

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Shock Horror! Poll Shows Tourists Hate Wind Turbines: Scotland’s Highlands Shunned

Originally posted on STOP THESE THINGS:
A decade or so ago, the wind industry used to include claims about the tourism potential of their proposed wind farm in their planning documents. For some reason, that pitch has been quietly removed…

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German Study Proves Its Combined Wind & Solar Capacity Must be 100% Backed by Coal/Gas/Nuclear 100% of the Time

Originally posted on STOP THESE THINGS:
Coal-fired plant, Westfalen: where Germany’s power really comes from. ? Amongst wind and sun worshippers, Germany is held in a kind of reverent awe. However, like everything held dear by the renewables cult, the…

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Start Preparing Your Submissions

” “Ref: MS-2017 11 – please quote this reference on all correspondence  Dear Deputy, I refer to your email received 21 April 2017 in relation to the new RESS scheme and financial support. My Department is currently developing a proposed … Continue reading

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Going, going, gone (with the wind).

The excellent blog produced by Owen Martin makes a very valid point: even if you don’t give a damn about the environment, you do care what is being pinched out of your pocket to keep the Great Wind Swindle alive. … Continue reading

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Your Home is Your Castle

  A person needs to feel safe and secure, and happy, in their own home.   If a society cannot guarantee its citizens a peaceful and secure place to stay, that society will very quickly become dysfunctional. Citizens will react … Continue reading

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Top Sleep Specialist Slams ‘Nocebo’ Nonsense: Wind Turbine Noise Obvious Cause of Sleep Deprivation

Originally posted on STOP THESE THINGS:
Dr Wayne Spring is a sleep specialist with a lifetime’s experience of dealing with those suffering from sleep deprivation from all manner of causes. Recently, Dr Spring went into print, slamming those from the…

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Bill Bailey. He’s Unbelievable!

The Irish nation were privileged to meet Bill Bailey on Prime Time. He was erroneously introduced as a “medical doctor” but neither he, nor his erstwhile collaborator, Fintan Slye of EirGrid, bothered to correct the mistake. Dr Bill thereafter went … Continue reading

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Undeniable Proof: Wind Turbine Noise Causes Serious Adverse Health Effects

Originally posted on STOP THESE THINGS:
A couple of years back, STT produced a timeline which highlighted how the wind industry and its pet acoustic consultants managed to set up ‘rules’ which have no relevance to the noise impacts experienced…

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Suing Windfarms for Nuisance

Once again the Aussies take the lead. This is a DIY kit on how to sue windfarms in Aussie, including examples of Particulars of Claim. Clearly these must be changed to reflect Irish law and practice, but it is a … Continue reading

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Minister concedes to setback and zoning for wind farms in Donegal

Originally posted on Concerned About Wind Turbines – Donegal:
In the end Minister Coveney skulked out of the legal hearings which would have tested his powers under section 31 of the Planning and Development Act to overturn the democratically passed…

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The Hidden Human Tragedy Caused by Incessant Wind Turbine Noise

Originally posted on STOP THESE THINGS:
Helen Schwiesow Parker, PhD, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and a Past Clinical Supervisory Faculty member at the University of Virginia Medical School.  Her career includes practical experience in the fields of autism, sensory perception,…

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It’s official – wind farms are a damned Nuisance

    The tort of Nuisance – basic principles The law of (private) nuisance has been around for a long time but it has always been a poor neighbour to the more commonly litigated torts of negligence and trespass. In … Continue reading

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