The Industrial Wind Action Group posted a translation of an article from the Danish Daily Politiken. It's a very important read, centred on Doctor Mauri Johansson taking concerns, and evidence, to the March 29 annual meeting of Vestas, it notes the wind industry's ability to smear those with valid concerns.
www.windaction.org | Vestas smears wind turbine neighbours:
The Danish Association of Neighbours of Giant Wind Turbines (Landsforeningen Naboer til Kæmpemøller) is, for example, in favour of wind turbines, but argues that most of them should be located offshore. Scientists both abroad and in Denmark have warned that the authorities apply less strict requirements to the wind turbine industry than to other types of industries.
As previously mentioned in the Politiken newspaper, the new Danish Executive Order issued by the Ministry of the Environment has been criticised by internationally renowned experts such as Professor of Acoustics, Henrik Møller from Aalborg University, and Professor of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Kerstin Persson from Gothenburg University.
Even the Danish Society of Occupational and Environmental Medicine pointed out during the hearing in November that "the Executive Order does not provide sufficient protection against the health risks associated with the noise" - but the Executive Order, nevertheless, has not been amended.
"It's the wind turbine people who don't have their facts in order these days.
The only chance ordinary citizens have to get the message through politically is to have all the right documentation," says Doctor Johansson.
However, neither he nor the neighbours of giant wind turbines stand much chance according to Professor of Political Science, Peter Nedergaard from Copenhagen University. He is of the view that the wind turbine industry's status as a supplier of ‘good' energy means that it is extremely difficult for critics of the industry to have their points of view taken into account.
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