A Weblog monitoring coverage of environmental issues and science in the UK media. By Professor Emeritus Philip Stott. The aim is to assess whether a subject is being fairly covered by press, radio, and television. Above all, the Weblog will focus on science, but not just on poor science. It will also bring to public notice good science that is being ignored because it may be politically inconvenient.

Saturday, February 21, 2004

The real cost of wind turbines.....

* The Danish wind turbine (vindmøller) industry has cost the Danish taxpayer 3,000,000,000 DKK over the last decade according to the Danish Society of Wind Turbine Neighbours;

* Photographs of rare raptors slaughtered by wind turbines in the Altamont Pass near San Francisco, California;

* Law suits over bird deaths - 'Deadly turbines' (The Mercury News, January 13): environmental group (the Center for Biological Diversity) sues over thousands of birds killed by wind turbines;

* Wreckage in the landscape (Denmark);

* Potential disfigurement of important historic sites: windräder in Germany and les éoliennes in France;

* Landscape destruction by l'energia eolica, Italy (click on the button labelled 'Galleria Fotografica');

* Noise pollution, Barrow, England.

Anyone heard of the famous precautionary principle? Or is that to be employed only when it is convenient for certain arguments?

Philip, taking precautions against 'green' dystopias.

[New counter, June 19, 2006, with loss of some data]

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