Landmark Decision Vindicates Victims: Supreme Court Orders Total Wind Farm Shutdown

Posted: March 26, 2022 by oldbrew in Accountability, Legal, News, turbines, wind

One in the eye for wind farm racketeers.


In a world-first, neighbours tormented by wind turbine noise have won a landmark victory, forcing the operator to shut down all of its turbines at night-time.

Yesterday, Justice Melinda Richards of the Victorian Supreme Court slapped an injunction on a wind farm because the noise it generates has been driving neighbours nuts for seven years, and the operator has done absolutely nothing about their suffering.

Her Honour also ordered damages, including aggravated damages for the high-handed way in which the operator has treated its victims. Since March 2015, the community surrounding the Bald Hills wind farm have been tortured by low-frequency noise and infrasound generated by 52, 2 MW Senvion MM92s.

Neighbours started complaining to the operator about noise, straightaway. But, as is their wont, the operator simply rejected the mounting complaints and carried on regardless.

Locals, however, were not perturbed. Instead, they lawyered up. Engaging the tough and tenacious

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  1. Gamecock says:

    ‘View original post 10,908 more words’

    Uhh . . . no, not going there. TL:DR

    Renewable producers got a get out of jail free card. The judge is taking it away. This means there is hope for mankind.

  2. tallbloke says:

    Well timed post OB. Boris is planning to remove the right of locals to object to new onshore windfarms. And as for her Maj’s opposition…

  3. oldbrew says:

    forcing the operator to shut down all of its turbines at night-time.

    Add zero solar after dark and what have they got?
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    Forcing wind turbines on unwilling communities could lead to trouble 😬

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  5. Chaswarnertoo says:

    Net zero is a very stupid idea and bird ( and bat ) choppers don’t help.

  6. oldbrew says:

    Wind farms knock 8pc off house prices

    New plans to build onshore wind farms in hundreds of sites could hit property values hard
    24 March 2022

    Properties within a 2km radius of a new wind farm typically fall in value by between 4pc and 5pc after the power plant’s construction, said Stephen Jarvis, a professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science. This is due to noise and obstruction of views.

    “But there can be larger effects in wealthier areas, where properties have higher values because of beautiful views,” added Mr Jarvis. In situations like this, the hit to house prices can be 8pc, he said.

    The average rural detached home, costing £550,430, would fall in value by £44,034, according to Hamptons, an estate agency. A 5pc drop would knock £27,522 off the house price. [bold added]
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    Could also make the houses in question harder to sell.

  7. oldbrew says:

    Leading Environmental Group NABU Now Vigorously Opposes Wind Parks In German Forests
    By P Gosselin on 26. March 2022

    Over the years the blighting of idyllic landscapes has turned off a lot of Germans. Many are actively resisting wind parks now that their ugliness is apparent.

    German energy news site Blackout News here reports how one of the country’s leading nature and biodiversity conservation groups Naturschutzbund Deutschland (NABU) no longer wants wind turbines in forests.

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