Discontent is growing in Denmark about the health effects of wind turbines. The Health Minister promises independent studies.
“Recently, (the cities of) Kolding and Sønderborg decided to not erect further wind turbines (in their 500 km2+ jurisdictions) until the uncertainty about their impact on neighbours is settled“, announced Danish television TVSyd (1).
Kolding is Denmark’s 7th largest city with 57,000 inhabitants. Its jurisdiction extends 605 km2 and includes a total of 89,000 inhabitants (76,000 for Sønderborg).
Adds Dr Mauri Johansson, EPAW’s spokesman for Scandinavia: “During the last 12 months, several smaller municipalities had done the same, in spite of strong pressure from government. They are not satisfied with the noise regulations, and demand that independent studies (i.e. objective ones) be done concerning the effects of wind turbines on health. Continue Reading at: Danish Cities put a Moratorium
“What I am suggesting, is a registry, for ecology-minded people like yourself, to sign up to buy, or trade, property and homes from the people in communities with wind turbines, that are being made miserable, through no fault of their own,” said Correia. “No one is asking you to do anything that you haven’t already said was reasonable to do in exchange for green energy. Proponents of green energy say all the time that they would love to live near the turbines, and they don’t believe that they would suffer any health effects from them.”
Read Article at Niagara This Week: Try living by them: challenge to turbine supporters.
By Peter Epp, Chatham Daily News – Wednesday July 17, 2013
Byelections are to be held on Aug. 1, in which the votes of residents in five different ridings will be tabulated, but it’s not likely their outcome will have a great bearing on the next government, which right now is being propped up by the New Democrats. Yet if Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals do poorly, it will be a stunning slap against her government and its policies.
Oddly enough, votes have also been taken across rural Ontario over the past six months and, as with the Aug. 1 byelection, their outcome has had little impact on the governing Liberals.
Dozens of municipalities have been declaring themselves to be non-willing hosts to wind turbine development, in a desperate bid to become heard in Queen’s Park.
The latest declaration comes from Dawn-Euphemia Township. On Monday, the township council voted to become a non-willing host. Although there are no turbines in Dawn-Euphemia, two companies have proposals to erect a total of approximately 70 towers.
There are now over 60 municipalities in Ontario that are non-willing hosts. Several are in Lambton County, including Plympton-Wyoming and, more recently, Enniskillen Townshp. Continue Reading at http://www.chathamdailynews.ca/2013/07/17/pov-democracy-thrives—-at-the-local-level