2006 International Workshop on Landscape Ecology and the problems with windfarms

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Jim Mollet
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Press Message

The NKPW (Nationaal Kritisch Platfom Windenergie) brings to your attention the outcome of the

2006 International Workshop on Landscape Ecology and the problems with wind farms

as held last week in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

The parties signing the Seoul Green Manifesto, the NKPW and other European participants, urge the EU to take the appropriate measures as requested in the Manifesto to protect our Cultural Heritage from the wind turbines on land locations.

We share concerns about possible global warming and deficiencies in fossil fuels, and from that perspective, we want to emphasize that wind turbines should not be considered as a solution or part of any package tackling the problems. As an old technology, it offers not only no solution for those problems but it drains so many public funds that a real solution which should be based on innovation and research is blocked.

In the meantime the European participants have agreed to organize an European summit in Hamburg, forthcoming January, to bundle their resources. They will invite all countries of the EU to join them, with the purpose to oppose the internationally well organized wind turbine lobby.

We take this opportunity to disclose the key statements made on the press conference held on Jeju Island last week:

Erwin Thorius, Chairman SDE Denmark:

In the last three years no single on-shore wind turbine have been build in Denmark

Stein Malkenes, Chairman Naeringslivets Kystakson,Norway:

The reality is that Jeju Island Governement has to choose, because it is not possible to have both growing tourism and wind turbines; wind turbines have a proven negative impact on tourism

Ferdinand Fürst zu Hohenlohe-Bartenstein, Chairman BLS, Germany

Soon we “celebrate ” the 20.000th wind plant, without replacing even one single small plant of conventional energy

Jim Mollet, Chairman NKPW, the Netherlands

The Republic of Korea impresses all participants with what has been reached. The Koreans refused to become followers of an old technology (wind turbines), and instead are purposed to become leaders in renewable energy by doing research and finding real solutions the world needs.

Information about this press message could be obtained from Jim Mollet, chairman of NKPW telephone number 0031 72 5023280 ja.mollet@planet.nl

Why are we building wind farms in Ontario.

The Ontario Liberals should scrap their wind energy policy NOW! Littering Ontario with wind turbines will not benefit the public. Lives have already been ruined by your wind energy policy.Property values have been affected. Countless hours of precious time and resources have been spent fighting your failed wind policy. Yet you continue to shove wind turbines down our throats .

Give it up Mr. Duncan.

Wind is not the answer, not even in a small way.


3 Responses to “2006 International Workshop on Landscape Ecology and the problems with windfarms”

  1. andy robinson Says:

    More people seem to be debating the issue on how ridiculous this entire industry seems to appear.The lack of regulations in this country is shameful.One thing we do have is the proven track record in Europe which shows complete failure!
    Windpower should be set up so it goes directly to batteries or other sources of use before it hits the grid.With the nuclear plant in our back yard it is impossible for wind power to have any affect on stopping co2 emmissions.

  2. andy robinson Says:

    Reports now indicate that in germany,they are now going ahead with more coal plants.The wind projects are useless but have enabled energy companies to buy more green points.This is just more proof that the windmill industry is misleading.

  3. M. Anderson Says:

    Wind power has virtually no meaningful impact on CO2 emissions. Even a tiny effort toward conservation would be far more effective. Is this worth destroying what’s left of the natural landscape of Essex County? The construction of these turbines may greatly affect property values and alter the rural landscape for years to come.

    The Wind power proponents claim that wildlife and neighbor’s quality of life need to be of secondary importance to their “green” solution. In the rush to lease the land and construct them, little thought seems to be put into proper siting. To blindly support all wind projects regardless of the environmental consequences, is just wrong.

    In the frenzy to provide the world with zero emission electricity production, governments around the world are starting to recognize that their headlong rush to wind power generation has been a huge mistake.

    Due to its inefficiency (not one wind turbine project has lived up to the output claims made by the corporations who own them), grid fluctuation due to the unreliability of the wind and exorbitant power costs (contracts guarantee the corporations a profit by paying them 2-3 times the current cost per kw hour produced) new wind projects have been cancelled or put on hold in many countries recently. So why is Dwight Duncan still handing over billions ($2.5 Billion to date — $30 Billion more in future commitments) of dollars to private wind power corporations?

    Not one country in the world has been able to shut down a fossil fuel or nuclear power station because of wind power displacement.

    Before our rural landscape is covered with 315’ high spinning structures that produce absolutely no electricity on those hot, muggy, windless summer days when we really need it, we should ask ourselves — who really benefits?

    With no viable way to store large amounts of electricity, guaranteed profits from our tax dollars going to wind corporations and no commitment to dismantle their towers when present technology becomes obsolete in 5-10 years, we will be left literally blowing in the wind by wind power corporations, their lobbyists and our Provincial government.

    We must find green sources of energy, but let’s think before blindly buying into what may become the biggest corporate fraud of the new century.

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