Collectif du 4 octobre contre l'éolien industriel
Samedi 4 octobre 2008 à 14 h
Paris, place Denfert-Rochereau

2E GRANDE MANIFESTATION NATIONALE CONTRE L'ÉOLIEN INDUSTRIEL

de la place Denfert-Rochereau au boulevard Saint-Germain, en descendant le boulevard Raspail

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Encouragements des États-Unis

23.09.2008

Three cheers for efforts in opposition to the installation of massive wind technology projects. They are an environmental anathema and an energy bunco scheme. Stop the madness before it harms much of what we all should hold dear, especially informed public policy.

Jon Boone
Oakland, Maryland
USA
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Message of support

23.09.2008

Thank you for all you're doing ! This conference and demonstration event is something we wish we could attend. We support you with all our hearts.

Stop the Steel Forest

Stop the Steel Forest !

We wish you every success.

Cliff Carroll
Fondateur, Windstop
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Message of support

23.09.2008

Thank you to all conscientious industrial wind objectors, I am with you in spirit, God Bless!

Industrial wind energy is the perfect example of when the cure is worse than the disease. Unless your business or multinational corporation intends to exploit citizens, wildlife and finite resources, in every possible manner, then industrial wind presents a "miracle cure" without "side-effects."

Barbara Durkin
Conscientious industrial wind objector
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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Best of Luck from the U.S.

24.09.2008

Windaction.org sends our very best wishes and words of encouragement. Our strength is in our numbers and the unity of our message. We will be with you in Spirit in October.

Kind regards,
--Lisa Linowes
www.windaction.org
United States
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Wind Turbines

25.09.2008

Five years ago, when I first heard about wind power, I automatically assumed it was a good thing. When approached by the wind companies we were ready to sign a lease without doing any research. Fortunately we never did sign anything because once we started reading we began to realize that the windmills would have serious environmental consequences, but perhaps worse than that -- they would be ineffective and would never reduce our dependence on fossil fuel.

The windmill companies have a strong public relations campaign and unfortunately the majority of people, both here and abroad, do not have the math skills to figure out how inefficient the windmills are. I have read so many reports of the noise, both here and in Europe -- it is disheartening. I refer you to the Darmstadt Manifesto, signed in Germany in 1999 by 100 scientists who deplore the destruction of the countryside by useless monolithic wind turbines.

Very truly yours,

Ruth Matilsky
Prattsburgh, New York
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Encouragement au Collectif du 4 octobre

25.09.2008

Aux Citoyens de la France et du Monde :

Le conseil de National Wind Watch, basée aux États-Unis, exprime la solidarité avec vous dans la lutte contre les gâchis nuisibles de l'éolien industriel et l'exploitation insouciante des lieux de beauté et de refuge.

Nous vous souhaitons une autre manifestation réussi le 4 octobre à Paris !

Cette manifestation est non seulement pour la France, mais pour tous.

((( To the citizens of France and the world :

The board of directors of National Wind Watch, based in the U.S.A., expresses its solidarity with you in the fight against the harmful boondoggle of industrial wind energy and the heedless development of places of beauty and refuge.

We wish you another successful demonstration in Paris on October 4 !

You march not only for France but for all of us. )))

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Eric Rosenbloom, president
www.wind-watch.org
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Encouragement au Collectif du 4 octobre

26.09.2008

Best wishes for success in getting your political leaders to realize and admit that they have been badly misled by wind industry lobbyists and advocates. Their faulty policies are transferring millions of Euros from the pockets of ordinary taxpayers and electric customers to the pockets of wind turbine owners, and misdirecting capital investment money to energy projects (wind turbines) that produce very little energy -- which energy is low in real value because it is intermittent, volatile and unreliable.

Glenn R. Schleede
Round Hill, Virginia USA
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Message of support

26.09.2008

Wind turbines will negatively affect many rural areas throughout the world. The turbines negative environmental impact will be long lasting and detrimental to not only humans, but to animals alike. The combination of greed and lack of truthful knowledge regarding the wind turbines only serves to propagate the outdated and damaging technology. Research must be done into who is benefiting from the installation, who pays for them, what their actual power output is etc. These facts will be altered or presented through rose colored glass by the wind industry and should be checked and rechecked. The turbines are inefficient, and both damaging and financially costly, not only to the public, but also to the environment. The information provided by the wind advocates is rarely accurate and contrary evidence can easily be found. The answers are out there and the ones provided by the wind advocates cannot be taken at face value.

Be weary,

Gerald Duffy
100 Finney Boulevard
Malone, New York 12953 USA
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Encouragement au Collectif du 4 octobre

26.09.2008

Dear friends in France -

Here in New York State, we are also working to stop the industrialization of our beautiful countryside. If wind farms truly solved our energy problems, we might be willing to make the sacrifice, but they create more problems than they solve. Our governments are allowing and supporting industrial wind against our wishes and at our expense. Good luck with your demonstration - we have to keep speaking out and educating the world about the problems of industrial wind. We will be with you in spirit.

Joanie Simmons
Canandaigua, New York
USA
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Letter against windfarms

26.09.2008

Windfarms will do serious harm to communities. They do not generate a substantial amount of energy and are detrimental to the environment, citizens, animals and birds. It is a travesty of justice that wind construction and implementation are getting the green light, not only in the United States, but internationally, as well.

Constance Estevez
Los Angeles, CA 90068
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Industrial Wind Turbines in the U.S.

26.09.2008

I have been fighting the invasion of industrial wind turbines in our pristine rural area of northeastern New York for three years. Since the wind turbine developers have the overwhelming advantage of money, outdated and falsified statistics, and outright lies, it has been a futile battle, and now our once beautiful area is littered with hundreds of turbines. Presenting documented evidence regarding the fact that these industrial turbines are not economical, efficient, or effective falls on deaf ears, since the developers have only to display their money to win.

Carol
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In a mature society, 'civil servant' is semantically equal to 'civil master'.
(From The Notebooks of Lazarus Long)

End the Madness

26.09.2008

I support your protest long distance! Windfarms are only about corporate greed. First Wind and Ecogin have strong armed and sued every small town in Upstate NY that tries to stand between them and making a fast buck. Town councils are in on the take as well (IE taking bribes) granting eminent domain to Wind Corporations to take over private land! Stop the Madness NOW!

Rich Russ
South Bristol NY
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Wind Conference Greetings

26.09.2008

Greetings:

May God support you in your fight against Industrial Wind Turbine installations.

Wishing you success and great publicity for your conference.

Sincerely,

Colleen Green
Perry, NY USA
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Encouragement au Collectif du 4 octobre

26.09.2008

To whom it may concern:

Even with decades of experience, there is still no credible evidence anywhere in the world that demonstrates grid-connected commercial wind power results in pollution reductions. A convenient little quirk in the industry's favor is that tangible proof appears not to be possible, so theory has often been accepted as fact. And based on this theory, proponents and the media alike continue to perpetuate the idea that wind is a 'success story' in other countries, ignoring reports that opposition is mounting daily around the globe...because the reality is - wind is fraught with so many pitfalls and flaws that it should be taken completely off the table when considering viable energy sources that could help reduce fossil generation in the future. But instead, because of political pressure, wind is at the top of the list, where it's earning its reputation as an invasive, predatory, and ruthless option and is making an absolute mockery of environmentalism world-wide.

Industrial wind power only exists because of tireless efforts by its own corporate owners since it is they who reap the enormous financial windfalls via tax structures that they themselves designed and then intensively lobbied for. Now government mandates and controversial 'renewable energy credit' programs create a false market for wind and leave public utility companies with the burden of having to convince us, the consumers, that the inevitable extra costs are 'worth it'. However those extra costs include far more than just higher electric bills. As projects get completed with their looming turbines, industrial-grade access roads, substations and mazes of overhead and underground power lines, testimony and documentation is on the rise refuting claims that commercial wind facilities won't degrade the environment. Evidence is increasingly apparent that pastoral landscapes are and will continue to be lost forever, fragile wildlife habitat destroyed, and that our cherished rural lifestyle is threatened like never before and is literally being sacrificed in the relentless pursuit for more power.

As images of lazy 'windmills' become more prevalent, the question begs: Would people still welcome thousands of towering 42-story machines into their surroundings if they realized they generated little power relative to demand, produced no meaningful carbon emissions savings, and cause costs to go up, not down? If they understood that wind is being pushed on them mainly for the tax advantages afforded to a privileged few, would they still think it was a great idea? Do they understand that all those avoided taxes will ultimately be bourn by them?

Even with so many obvious negative impacts, the most disturbing part of the wind boondoggle is that while caring citizens believe their support is helping address urgent problems, those problems will continue to spiral out of control. Scientists claim we have only a small window of opportunity to make the necessary changes that might avert potential climate change disaster. We don't have 20-30 years or more to be sidelined by the folly of commercial wind power and its elusive 'benefits'. A truer understanding of the issues is vital. It's imperative that we demand accountability from our governments, the energy sector, and from the media as they contribute to the confusion with misleading stories and headlines. Grand-scale wind with its skyscraper infrastructure and intrusive development won't stabilize soaring energy costs or cool a warming planet. It will only distract us and delay our goal to find legitimate solutions that will make a real and meaningful difference.

Sue Sliwinski
Sardinia, NY
USA
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Support for demonstration in France

27.09.2008

Many, many thanks to all of those who will be participating in the demonstration in Paris on October 4th.

Hoping the industrial wind factory scam comes to light before it is too late.

Kari Pagnano
New York, USA
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Message of support

27.09.2008

It is wonderful that a large group in Europe is protesting industrial wind power.! Here in the US wind power developers always claim that Europe is "ahead" of us in "embracing wind" - It would be helpful if the media covered your conference, so that it became known that in Europe as well as the US and elsewhere the TRUTH about wind power is slowly spreading: It is a scam, and a desecration of our natural heritage. Eventually it will become obvious that industrial wind power is not a serious solution to energy problems, but before that happens great damage to the beautiful places of the world will have been done. I wish you success, and I hope the media pay attention!

Vera Trafton
Phillips, Maine
United States of America
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Message of support

27.09.2008

I fully support your protest against industrial wind turbines. The claims of wind developers that turbines will lower emissions or the use of fossil fuel is false and can not be documented anywhere in the world. The manufacture, shipment and installation of wind towers is environmentally destructive. The lives of people and wildlife are being ruined by these loud, ugly, unreliable, monstrous machines. Without subsidies, tax breaks and other costly incentives no one would be building these things.

Thank you for your efforts.

Rob Pforzheimer
Sutton, Vermont
USA
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Best Wishes in Support of Your Campaign

27.09.2008

I wish you the best of luck in your endeavors October 4th. I have long been in support of cleaner energy, but wind is one of the most inconsistent renewable sources available, and to rush into reliance upon it is foolish. "Going green" has become such a fad recently that everyone has become blind to the reality of the situation. Judging by the available information so far, the technological capability to run the world on 100 percent renewable energy with zero environmental degradation does not currently exist, nor will it exist within the time frames governments and popular "green" groups are pushing for in the media. Furthermore, there is so much economical gain to be had by the companies investing in renewable technologies that I do not believe they will push as hard as they can to perfect the machines before releasing them into the infrastructure. We cannot trust many consumers to use an appropriate amount of energy either when it becomes "greener"--I believe too many people are not willing to sacrifice any luxuries to reduce environmental impact, and they may also end up using energy even more liberally than they do now because it's "renewable", putting the world into an energy crisis for a new reason. The renewable energy scenario they are pushing for, therefore, which is supposed to be helping the environment, will actually persist in doing a significant amount of damage--and many people (such as those who blindly support windfarms) don't even realize it. The amount of physical resources, new roads, noise, destruction of habitats and destruction of animals involved with constructing wind turbines, for example, would not be worth the statistically minor amount of energy they would provide. And, many of the prettiest places in the world just happen to be the windiest places, unfortunately. I am sure there are competency issues with other renewable technologies as well, but we must take them as they come, and wind technology seems to be a very urgent issue at the moment. There is a university in Hong Kong that is actually working on very small wind turbines that can be affixed to rooftops and balconies in urban areas, which are proving to have higher efficiency levels for their size than the big ones (I believe the company is called Motorwave), and perhaps those in control of the wind industry should consider looking into this kind of technology instead. It would certainly do less environmental damage and landscape obstruction than the larger versions.

In any case, we must do what we can to fight uneducated actions, and especially when they pertain to the welfare of the entire planet. Bonne chance, and I wish I could be there in person to help you.

Warm regards,
Kate Maskell
South Florida
USA
thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/966635380
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Message of support

30.09.2008

Best of luck to our fellow wind warriors in France with your International Conference in Paris. I hope that pictures will be taken with details of your accomplishments on Oct. 4, 2008 and circulated via e-mail. We in the USA commend you for your efforts and wish you well. Thank you!

Katherine Bush
Deputy Supervisor, Town of Springwater, NY USA
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Message of support

01.10.2008

Friends

Industrial turbines are leading us into a black hole of fiscal irresponsibility. Say no, now!

Neil and Clare Driscoll
West Fulton, New York, U.S.
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October 4th

02.10.2008

The wind energy wolves, including Iberdrola Renewables and Invenergy Wind, have arrived in our rural Eastern San Diego County community. They are wearing sheeps clothing and waving the "green energy" banner alongside their Sierra Club partners, Carl Pope and Carl Zichella. They do not like our land use and zoning rules so they are attempting to change them and industrialize our wide open landscapes and beautiful vistas. We say no to industrial wind--the overall price paid in lost wildlands, open spaces, quality of life, property values, and increased energy rates, and is just too high.

We strongly support your demonstration in Paris on October 4th.

Donna Tisdale, President
BAD, Inc.
Boulevard, CA 91905
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Support for Anti-Wind Factory demonstrators

02.10.2008

My support to all of you who are victims of the horror of industrial wind factories and to those who will be demonstrating on October 4th against the absurdity of blanketing the earth with these useless monstrosities. Here's hoping the whole world will be watching.

Patrick D. Pagnano
New York, USA
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Statement for Conference/Demonstration
in Paris Oct 4th from POWER!

04.10.2008

Activists throughout Southern California and Nevada have organized to protect our communities from utility scale "green-washed renewable" energy projects and transmission line corridors. On behalf of POWER, I am submitting this statement to show solidarity in your efforts tomorrow. Good luck!
Donna Charpied

People Only Wanting Energy Responsibility !

Throughout the previous century, rural communities and low-income urban communities have borne the burden of providing power to large cities. Local energy production and control of energy would ensure that communities only need to absorb the true cost of providing power which benefit those who live and work there.

Cities, towns, and neighborhoods should determine sustainable energy programs which strike a balance between energy conservation and local renewable energy generation that will benefit residents and the environment while preserving our open spaces.

By locally generating renewable power, and eliminating the need for any new wasteful, GHG-emitting power lines, we will ensure less need for long-distance power transmission, ensures that fewer people will lose their homes, farms, and businesses via eminent domain.

Less need for long-distance power transmission ensures that fewer people will lose their homes, farms, and businesses via eminent domain.

A decentralized power grid is less vulnerable to natural disaster or acts of terrorism. Equipment failures would affect small areas and outages would not spread over entire cities, States, or regions.

Donna Charpied, Policy Advocate
Desert Communities Protection Campaign
Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice
PO Box 397
Desert Center CA 92239
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Le Collectif du 4 octobre a manifesté à Paris de la place Denfert-Rochereau au quartier des Ministères boulevard Saint-Germain.