The wind industry has never had it so tough; subsidies are being slashed, destroying their ‘business’ model and rural communities are in full-scale revolt, sick of being treated as ‘roadkill’.
No matter where the wind industry plies its subsidy-soaked trade, rural folk soon turn hostile. The German wind industry is at a standstill, not only because subsidies have been wound down, but also as a result of furious rural residents – fed up with being driven nuts in their homes, or being driven out of them, altogether by incessant low-frequency noise and infrasound – blocking projects and taking developers to court.
Now a group of Hawaiians have entered the fray, seeking to prevent the destruction of their patch of paradise.
Robert Bryce picks up the thread below.
Hawaii protests show why wind energy can’t save us from climate change
13 November 2019
Since mid-October, some 128…
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