Nothing definite yet, just a hunch, but any day now I reckon, I shall be on the receiving end of a lengthy litany submitted to the Press Complaints Commission by one of the most loathsomely vile and leprous organisations it has ever been my misfortune to share a country with. I refer, of course, to the wind industry’s propaganda arm: RenewableUK.
Why am I expecting a PCC complaint? Only because it’s the kind of thing RenewableUK does, all too often, to anyone who has the temerity to tell the truth about the wind industry, which is that it’s so noisome, greedy, destructive, repellant and wrong in pretty much every conceivable way that it makes the land-mine industry look about as soft and cuddly as a firm specialising in organic, ethically-sourced teddy bears for children in Great Ormond Street hospital.
The other day, for example, I wrote an extensively researched, carefully documented article showing how – contrary to the wind farm industry’s claims – the Low Frequency Noise and intermittent whumping sounds made by wind turbines can cause serious health problems to people living even more than two kilometres away from them. I described this as the biggest public health scandal of our age – which I believe it is. RenewableUK won’t have liked this.
Nor will it have liked the article I wrote in the Spectator about the disastrous effects wind farms have on property prices – and which I shall cover in more detail in a future blog post, not neglecting to mention the role played in this shabby episode by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. RenewableUK won’t have liked this either. (I would link to the Spectator piece but now its behind a paywall this stuff is much harder to locate)
Will RenewableUK have been given due cause to make a complaint by either of these articles? It won’t need one. If past precedent is anything to go by, what it will do is simply grumble vociferously about every point raised, furiously denying that any of the outrageous claims are true. Then, once I’ve been forced to waste about two days of my working week – unpaid, of course – preparing a defence with the lawyer, demonstrating that every point is in fact demonstrably true, RenewableUK will then demand a right of a reply anyway.