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The Great British Wind Farm Scandal

June 11, 2016

By Paul Homewood 

 

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http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/06/11/great-british-wind-farm-scandal/

 

Something’s upset Dellers!

 

From Breitbart:

 

Regular readers may be aware that I am not a fan of wind farms.

This is because, among other things, they kill birds and bats, hurt the environment, cause sleeplessness and sickness in humans, drive up fuel prices, enrich troughing rent-seeking crony capitalist scumbags, blight views, cause people to die in fuel poverty, harm property values, destabilise the grid, and inflate the cost of living – all while signally failing at the one thing they’re supposed to be good at, viz supplying us with the clean, abundant, eco-friendly energy which is going to save us all from “global warming.”

For anyone prepared to do their research – as opposed to take back handers from the renewable industry, mouth green platitudes or get frightened off by the wind industry’s super-aggressive lawyers – all this has been obvious for years.

Now, even the wind industry’s leading spokesmen have come half way to admitting how utterly crap and pointless wind energy is.

In England, we learned this week from the head of the wind energy lobby group Renewable UK, the wind levels are so puny and unreliable that turbines cannot generate economically viable quantities of energy.

How about that all you idyllic villages from Cornwall through Northamptonshire to the Fens and thence up north to the humpy Howgills and beyond who’ve had your views blighted, your peace disturbed, your property values trashed, your avian wildlife sliced and diced, your livestock frightened and your community cohesion disrupted by wind projects you never wanted, which you fought hard to prevent, but which were dumped on your doorstep anyway?

How does it feel to know that – having wasted all that time, money and heartache trying unsuccessfully to fight those greedy developers and selfish landowners through the biased planning process only to be overruled by some sinister Inspector Blight figure from the Planning Inspectorate – you’ve belatedly been vindicated by the wind industry itself?

Yes, Big Wind has finally admitted: all those bat-chomping, bird-slicing eco-crucifixes dotted hither and thither over the choicest parts of the matchlessly beautiful English landscape were entirely unnecessary. They’re sitting on those hilltops, turning or not turning as the case may be, making so little difference to Britain’s “energy security” or power supplies or carbon emissions reductions or economy that really they might just as well not be there.

And the most stupid thing of all is we’re paying for it.

This is a disgrace. A national scandal. I’m racking my brain for some equivalents.

In terms of corruption combined with wanton vandalism, it’s akin to all those cities, especially in the North, whose town councillors – in league with developers – allowed perfectly decent Victorian housing stock to be destroyed and replaced by ugly, soul-destroying tower blocks.

In terms of abuse of state power, it is even worse. Property rights are one of the bedrocks of liberal democracy. Arbitrary confiscation – whether literally taking someone’s home and land or reducing its value through state-mandated blight – is something you associate with banana republics and communist tyrannies. Part of the social contract that electorates in Western liberal democracies enjoy is that, in return for their tax money the state will attempt to act in the interests of the people it serves.

Furthermore it is understood by all that the state will only act against its citizens’ individual interests in matters of overriding national importance, such as national security or the need to build infrastructure such as motorways.

Usually – and correctly – people are paid compensation by the government for any losses imposed on them in the “national interest”. But before any of this takes place, one more thing is naturally understood by all: that the government has submitted whatever mega-project it is about to undertake – be it depopulating a whole village in World War II for use as an urban warfare training centre or flattening a swathe of countryside to build the M1 – to a proper cost benefit analysis. That is, one fully – and again quite reasonably – expects that when the state undertakes to do bad and expensive things to its people, it will have first taken steps to ensure that these bad and expensive things will ultimately result in more good than harm.

In the case of the Great Wind Con this manifestly hasn’t happened. Billions of pounds have been squandered, lives blighted and swathes of countryside ruined for a generation because of the lies, greed or incompetence of a fairly small group of people, some of whom frankly ought to be facing criminal charges for corruption, all of whose names ought to live in infamy for the damage they have wantonly inflicted on Britain’s landscape, people and economy.

Unfortunately it is often the way of British politics to let people go scot free for the disastrous cock ups they make while in government. I really don’t think we should. These tossers should be harried to the end of their days and then have their crimes engraved on their headstones as a salutary warning: ruin your country and we’ll ruin you.

Here are some of the rogues whose involvement in this grotesque and unforgiveable scam should never be forgotten.

 

Read the full story here.

16 Comments leave one →
  1. June 11, 2016 5:17 pm

    Excellent!

  2. Sara Hall permalink
    June 11, 2016 5:55 pm

    I’m waiting for someone to put in a serious complaint about the unbelievable 60sq mls of open sea off the Sussex coast that has been somehow “acquired” by Rampion, and into which they plan to dump 116 of these hideous, utterly pointless monstrosities. The area is essentially still open sea, marked out by buoys and keenly watched over by a guard boat 24/7. Any vessel that innocently strays into the area is told to alter course to keep clear of what is currently empty sea. It added 2 hours to our recent Channel crossing, meaning that we then missed the tide and couldn’t get into Brighton until 3am. I was not happy. What I’d now like to know is, have they actually bought this area of sea bed that has been freely crossed, fished etc. for centuries, or was it simply handed over for nothing?

    • June 11, 2016 6:05 pm

      That was probably the area where unexploded wartime bombs were found recently:

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-35868978

      Now we are leaving unexploded debt for future generations to pay via their electricity bills.

      • Sara Hall permalink
        June 11, 2016 6:31 pm

        I suppose they’ll have discovered the unexploded ordnance out there when they surveyed the seabed, before the current dumping of huge quantities of rock, possibly necessary because there’s some rather deep water out there. I also suppose it’s a good job they found the bombs before the wind turbines get built? Hmmm…

  3. William Baird permalink
    June 11, 2016 6:16 pm

    There must come a time when those in parliament who preside over the crazy ‘ green energy farce’ face charges of treason.

    Let Lord Deben and his cronies answer to honest people.

    Obama seems intent upon detroying the US as a world leader and not only condemning citizens to cold and hunger but exposing the USA to danger from extremists, and with it the rest of the western world.

    Surely this obsessive wrecker of the US must be brought to trial eventually.

    • AZ1971 permalink
      June 11, 2016 6:55 pm

      Surely this obsessive wrecker of the US must be brought to trial eventually.

      Start with Hillary Clinton. She has an even longer record of criminal behavior.

  4. Stonyground permalink
    June 11, 2016 6:49 pm

    Does the proposed HS2 project come even close to the incredible waste of money that the wind project has been? One of the spoof news sites has suggested that moving Manchester closer to London would involve less compulsory purchase and would be cheaper.

  5. AZ1971 permalink
    June 11, 2016 6:52 pm

    And should a grand solar minimum result in global temperature declines last seen 600 years ago, will all the world governments return the monies spent fighting climate change to the taxpayers who had no say in their confiscation? Or will there be silence so deafening as to be unbearable?

  6. June 11, 2016 7:30 pm

    This has got to be one of the best James Delingpole articles ever. The list of “rogues” could go on for page after page after page.

  7. June 11, 2016 8:17 pm

    James is right on the money. I’ve had bitter first hand experience of these crooks as I’ve posted here before.
    https://turiteadocuments.wordpress.com/turitea-wind-farm-documents/

  8. Alan Haile permalink
    June 11, 2016 9:43 pm

    I keep on reading that we get 10% of our electricity from wind but every time I look at the contribution of wind on the UK National Grid status website the contribution of wind is miniscule. Over the past week or so it has only been over 1% on one occasion when I have looked. For it to provide 10% overall this means there must be days when it provides almost 100% surely. Or am I missing something?

  9. Dorian permalink
    June 11, 2016 9:58 pm

    Examples of a waste of money, that are worse than Wind Energy:

    – Invading Iraq because of weapons of mass destruction; thank you, Blair.
    – Global Warming; thank you Uni. of East Anglia and et al.
    – The leeches of the Royal Family; thank you Royal Family.
    – Replacing Trident Missile System; thank you, Blair…. Again!
    – Staying in the EU; there are a plethora of stars here, but the latest to thank is Cameron.

    That’s what happens when you let government get to big.

    These money wasting things were never created for the benefit of The People, they were always set up to rob from The People and give to the crooks, that is, those who don’t provide no useful utility to Society. And that’s the problem with government today, it is a spigot to enrich those individuals better characterised as the Excrement of Humanity, by robbing the hard working and useful members of society.

    Nothing is going to change, until we start forcing accountability upon government. Like Blair answering for his War Crimes; the Uni. of East Anglia answering for fraud; The Royal Family for being leeches, and Cameron for lying and betraying the UK.

    One tiny step towards correcting all this nonsense, is to vote for Brexit Leave. The system must change. Its time to jail the real crooks and leeches of society.

    • A C Osborn permalink
      June 12, 2016 10:43 am

      Sorry, I am not a Royalist by any means, but they bring much more to this country than they cost.

  10. June 11, 2016 10:10 pm

    Reblogged this on WeatherAction News and commented:
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    Very expensive Prayer Wheel

  11. Mark permalink
    June 12, 2016 12:52 am

    James, next time you write an article try to be less diplomatic and meely mouthed ! Brilliant !

  12. ralfellis permalink
    June 12, 2016 12:04 pm

    Will the BBC now appologise to David Bellamy? He was sacked about ten years ago, for speaking out about wind turbines.

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