Six anti-wind demonstrators arrested in Denmark

by Steen Færgemand,
(Google translation — click here for Danish original)

At approximately 05:20 Tuesday morning police pulled into Østerild Klitplantage with the strength of 50 men. The police made sure that logging machines could come in to clear for the next test center for giant wind turbines. Continue reading

Report from Denmark – We now see families leaving their homes

Dr. Mauri Johansson

To: Editor,
From: Mauri Johansson, MD, MHH (Bording, Denmark)
Date: May 26, 2011

Many thanks for posting the article, “We were compelled to leave the site due to severe nausea” (Australia). A clear and revealing report!

The picture looks very similar to our experience in Denmark. We now see families leaving their homes, even here. The public debate in Denmark has been vivid, and continues to go on countrywide, including on radio and TV. Continue reading

Denmark has seen Ontario’s future

by Lorrie Goldstein, Toronto Sun

20% of nordic nation’s electricity from wind power — with sky-high costs and no reduction in emissions

If you want to see the future of Premier Dalton McGuinty’s push for wind power in Ontario, look at Denmark today.

It has more than doubled its wind power production over the past decade or so and today produces almost 20% of its electricity from wind.

Denmark has been praised by everyone from U.S. President Barack Obama to New York Times global warming guru Thomas Friedman, for leading the international fight against climate change.

That was one of the reasons Copenhagen was chosen as the site of the UN’s 2009 meeting of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in its bid to draft, unsuccessfully as it turned out, a successor agreement to the Kyoto accord. Continue reading

Denmark’s Wind Power Experience: Costs and Consequences

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Denmark’s wind problem

Aldyen Donnelly

by  Aldyen Donnelly, Energy Probe

Unfortunately, the Danish wind industry is living up to my prior forecasts—evidence can be found most easily in the fact that here were no new turbines built in Denmark between 2006 and 2009.  

In 2009 the Danish government approved applications for developers to site 1,300 MWs of capacity onshore—1/3 of which were replacement turbines, not incremental capacity.  But the condition of approval was that from then on all new wind power project developers would be required to compensate affected Danish landowners for declines in their property values.   Continue reading

An ill wind blows for Denmark’s green energy revolution

“I think there’s an outbreak of realism.” ~ John Constable, Renewable Energy Foundation

By Andrew Gilligan  Telegraph UK

To green campaigners, it is windfarm heaven, generating a claimed fifth of its power from wind and praised by British ministers as the model to follow. But amid a growing public backlash, Denmark, the world’s most windfarm-intensive country, is turning against the turbines.

Last month, unnoticed in the UK, Denmark’s giant state-owned power company, Dong Energy, announced that it would abandon future onshore wind farms in the country. “Every time we were building onshore, the public reacts in a negative way and we had a lot of criticism from neighbours,” said a spokesman for the company. “Now we are putting all our efforts into offshore windfarms.” Continue reading

Mass protests mean the Denmark’s state-owned energy firm will look offshore

Meanwhile, McGuinty Liberals Ignore Citizen's Concerns in Ontario

Mass protests  mean the energy firm will look offshore State-owned energy firm Dong Energy has given up building more wind farms on Danish land, following protests from residents complaining about the noise the turbines make.

Sept  1, 2010 – The Copenhagen Post

State-owned energy firm Dong Energy has given up building more wind farms on Danish land, following protests from residents complaining about the noise the turbines make.

It had been Dong and the government’s plan that 500 large turbines be built on land over the coming 10 years, as part of a large-scale national energy plan. This plan has hit a serious stumbling block, though, due to many protests, and the firm has now given up building any more wind farms on land. Continue reading

Danish Citizens Protest Wind Turbines

Additional Reading:  Wind energy – the case of Denmark

The postcard image of Denmark in harmony with wind turbines has been shattered.

By Peter Skeel Hjorth,  Journalist. July 24, 2010

Protests from more and more Danish neighbours of wind turbines on land have stopped wind power projects and made local politicians reluctant to approve licences. This is evident from a front page article in yesterday’s edition of Jyllandsposten which is one of the country’s biggest national newspapers. Continue reading

Vindmøller – Letters from Denmark

Wind Turbine Syndrome

Click here for the original text, in Danish—Editor

We are neighbors to the national test station for large wind turbines at Høvsøre in Jutland. The closest wind turbine is 1,450 meters southwest of our property.

We fought fiercely against the adoption of the test station, because we thought there were too many unresolved issues with the big turbines. That was in 1999 and 2000.

Since then it has been very clear; our worst fears have been confirmed. Continue reading