ILL Wind Reporting website launched

A small group of Ontario residents launched a new website today (www.illwind.org) for our province, and for the world. For too long reports from those who live among turbines have been submitted to government agencies (ie Ministry of Environment) or wind companies, and are never heard from again. Filed and forgotten or lost. We hope to expose the proliferation of incidents locally, and perhaps even worldwide, with this self-reporting site.

What can be reported? Health reports, noise, bird kill, unsold homes, flicker, power surges, turbine failure, and even unethical behaviour (there’s lots of that, don’t we know!). See more categories here. Using the Ushahidi platform, each report is pinpointed on a Google map, and it grows as more reports from an area increases — showing ‘hot spots’ of wind turbine destruction.

The reporting is completely anonymous. Even if you choose to provide your contact info so that we can verify your report, the contact information will NOT be posted. If you would like the ability to edit your reports, please create an account. You may also file reports for other individuals as a reporter for your community. Do not worry about doubling reports (eg. 2 people report on the noise of the Ripley turbines last night), as this helps verify the reports – it’s a good thing.
We hope you will give it a try – it is very user friendly. If you have any questions/concerns/suggestions, please send them along to reports@illwind.org

15 thoughts on “ILL Wind Reporting website launched

  1. I think this is a great idea. I am forwarding this information to several I know who may be interested. Thank you. This would also serve as a way for people to report — and then if prevented from speaking out because of gag order after a lawsuit it would have been reported.

  2. Concealing the number of complaints about IWT “noise” and health effects enables the government to protect the 20 yr high income benefits that wealthy investors get from IWT projects.

  3. I don’t think this site will be helpful at all.

    It’s well known that the Ontario Government employs many people in Policy Based Evidence Making.

    They have no time whatsoever for Evidence Based Policy Making — so all this data will simply be ignored.

    Too bad really — it looks like a fun thing — just a waste of time if the purpose is to influence liberals or Liberals.

      • As for the Port Alma projects there is a very wealthy party who might benefit if complaints were covered up?

    • It’s very important that individuals who furnish information to this new website also make and keep their own records of phone or contact information. Note the date,time and the name of the person spoken to. Date and sign each record made. If needed,employment records can be used to verify that the person spoken to was indeed on the job at any particular time and date.
      This website is not to impress the Liberal Party but to gather information which can be used in the near future as proof that negligence has taken place.

      • Be sure to record phone numbers and any extension numbers as phone company records and cell phone company records can be use to verify phone numbers. For e-mail records Internet Service Providers also keep records of e-mail addressses.
        Maybe this denial business will soon end?

  4. Thank you!
    ‘[excerpt] A small group of Ontario residents launched a new website today (www.illwind.org) for our province, and for the world.’

    Clearly – Ontario citizens are champions!
    The world is watching!

    p.s. Who needs Queens Park!!!???

  5. Even Consumer Reports is now in the act…
    http://news.consumerreports.org/home/2012/08/results-of-consumer-reports-wind-turbine-tests.html

    In the 15 months since the turbine was installed, though, it has delivered less than 4 kWh—enough only to power a 12,000 btu window air conditioner for one afternoon. A company representative in charge of installations worldwide recently visited our offices and confirmed that our test model was correctly installed. What’s more, he told us that while the WT6500 should start generating power at about 3 mph, the initial juice goes just to power the system’s inverter, which must be running before it supplies any AC power elsewhere. The true wind speed needed to start producing AC while the inverter is on is 6 mph, not far from the 7.5 mph needed by a traditional gearbox wind turbine.

    The Honeywell costs $11,000 installed, comes with a five-year warranty and has a 20-year expected product life. But having a thorough site analysis by a manufacturer-authorized installer, backed by your own research on websites such as the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, is vital.

    At the rate the WT6500 is delivering power at our test site, it would take several millennia for the product to pay for itself in savings—not the 56 years it would take even with the 1,155 kWh quote we received.

    Even some of the personal stuff appears to be junk.

    Cheers!

    • Ha ha, glad Consumer Reports is looking into consumer interests. A scam is a scam, big or small.

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