Rural Germans Revolt Against Wind Power Roll-Out: Farmers Sabotage Wind Projects

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

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German wind farm

Far from being in love with these things – as the gullible press here would have us believe – the Germans that are forced to endure them, hate them just as much as everyone else in the World.

In this wrap up of a report from Die Welt by NoTricksZone, set-upon rural Germans have had – as we say ‘a gutful’ of the wind industry; and what comes with it.

Taking matters into their own gnarly, weathered hands, German farming communities are in open rebellion.

It’s an uprising that includes farmers blockading turbine construction sites with their tractors; and stealthy stormtroopers dropping a MET mast, used to measure wind speeds, that presage the threat of industrial wind turbine construction.

The destruction of MET masts is a pretty standard community defence tactic around the globe (see our posts here and here and here) – but, that taciturn and normally law-abiding Germans…

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Germany: 60-Tonne Wind Turbine Rotor Crashes To Earth

What a shame it never had the opportunity to payback its 60 tonne carbon footprint worth of concrete, steel, coking coal and iron ore.

Ahh the iron-y.

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turbine rotor germany Not the first time ….

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60-Tonne Wind Turbine Rotor Crashes To Earth
NoTricksZone
Pierre Gosselin
1 March 2016

The online SVZ here reported yesterday on a wind-turbine construction accident occurring in Southern Germany.

Workers of the Hamburg-based Nordex company were operating a large hoisting crane by remote control as it lifted the 60-tonne wind turbine rotor assembly for mounting onto the 200-meter tall tower.

At 60 meters height the entire assembly came crashing down onto the earth below.

According to an eyewitness, a gust of wind may have caused the rotor to strike the tower before falling.

The SVZ reports that the impact likely caused irreparable damage to the structure’s foundation, and so the entire turbine unit will have to be rebuilt complete from scratch.

Damage is estimated to be in the hundreds of thousands of euros. No one was injured.

The accident is now under investigation and a…

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Wind don’t blow, South Australia don’t glow

Giving society cheap, abundant energy would be the
equivalent of giving an idiot child a machine gun
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– Prof Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University

Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the
industrialized civilizations collapse?
Isn’t it our responsiblity to bring that about
?”
– Maurice Strong,
founder of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

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via Herald Sun | Andrew Bolt :

SA Wind NRG production

South Australia’s Premier likes to boast his state has more wind power than any other:


Renewables now account for 39 per cent of our electricity generation which is way ahead of the original target we set of 20 per cent. We now have the highest rate of solar penetration per capita of any country in the world and we have the second highest rate of wind farm penetration per capita than any country in the world.

What he doesn’t add is that this not only gives South Australia the country’s highest power prices and a dependency on Victoria’s coal-fired power. It also gives it power that can’t be relied upon, as locals found out yesterday:


POWER has been restored to most South Australian homes after a widespread blackout put thousands into darkness, when the state lost electricity supply from Victoria.

A spokesman for SA Power Networks said the state lost supply from “upstream” when the interconnector shut down, triggering an automatic loss of power — load shedding — in SA, resulting widespread outages…

When the Victorian system shut down, 160 megawatts of energy was lost andwind power did not supply energy because it often does not start until 3am.

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