In recognition of services rendered to our common cause. A million thanks to Val Martin, who is our spokesman in Ireland since 2010.
Mouvement citoyen pour la protection de nos territoires envahis par l'éolien industriel
They came all the way from Canada, with their flags, to help us save Mont-Saint-Michel. Many thanks to our friends from Quebec! See the pictures
The European Platform Against Windfarms (EPAW) was founded on October 4th 2008 by a small number of federations, associations and other groups from four EU countries. It now has 846 member organisations, from 27 countries. It is based in Ireland: see address below, before the list of officers.
The aim of EPAW is to defend the interests of its members which are either:
European associations, federations, or groups of citizens sharing one or more of the above interests may join EPAW. It is entirely free of charge. When accepted*, members will be added to our mailing list, and their names and email addresses** will appear on our webpage when clicking the appropriate country flag.
* We reserve the right to accept or decline requests to join, at our sole discretion, with or without explanations about the motives of our decisions. Memberships may also be cancelled in a similar way.
** These addresses are written in such a way that they cannot be picked-up by cyber "engines" to be used for spamming.
We have complained to the European institutions, requesting the declaration of a moratorium on the approval of new wind farm projects, and on the construction of those which have been approved. The European Commission replied negatively, but we shall keep pressing until we achieve this goal.
There is strength in numbers. EPAW represents over 550 associations, federations and groups from across Europe. Their details may be found on our homepage by clicking the various country flags. Membership is entirely free of charge.
Make EPAW work for you: if you belong to an organisation, it may apply for membership by sending the following message to firstname.lastname@example.org
We wish to become members of EPAW.
Title (must be the head of the organisation):
United we stand, divided we fall.
European Platform Against Windfarms (EPAW),
c/o Val Martin,
Republic of Ireland.
Jean-Louis Butré (President of the national federation Fédération Environnement Durable (FED), France)
+33 680 993 808
Luc Rivet (Spokesman of the platform Vent de Raison, Belgium)
Technical and Legal Adviser
Pat Swords (BE CEng FIChemE CEnv MIEMA, Ireland)
+35 314 434 831
Pat O'Brien (Senior Environmental Consultant, Ireland)
Spokesman for Scandinavia (Denmark, Norway and Sweden) plus Finland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia
Mauri Johansson, MD (Specialist in Community & Occupational Health. Master in Humanities and Health studies, MHH) - Prevention & Health Promotion (Denmark)
Spokeswoman for Germany
Jutta Reichardt (founder of the regional federation Für Mensch und Natur - Gegenwind Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
Spokesman for the Republic of Ireland
Val Martin (Spokesman and Vice-Chairman of Kingscourt Residents against wind farming, Ireland)
Spokeswoman for Switzerland
Fabienne Chapuis Hini (President of Les Travers du Vent, Switzerland)
+41 328 611 535
Spokeswoman for the UK
Susan Crosthwaite (former chair of CATS – Communities Against Turbines Scotland, and tourism specialist, UK)
+44 7436 810 013