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Grece: Paros Island, Cyclades
Municipality of Paros Committee for the Wind Turbines
member #1276

France: Bretagne
Association Vents Contraires Acigné 35
member #1275

Belgique: Wallonie et Flandre
Vents de Changement
member #1274

Deutschland: NRW
Rettet den Schnee & den Löttringhauser Wald
member #1273

France: Ardennes
Collectif de défense des Riverains du mont des 4 Faux
member #1272

Deutschland: Schleswig-Holstein Dithmarschen
Bürgerinitiativen Netzwerk Dithmarschen
member #1271

France: Auvergne Rhône Alpes (Cantal)
Association Vent d’Artense – VDA
member #1270

France: National
Contre l'éolien industriel dans les campagnes et en mer
member #1269

France: National
Cindy Eolien Danger
member #1268

France: Nord
Pétition contre les éoliennes sur la Frontiere Leersoise
member #1267

France: Aveyron
vallee_aveyron_sanseolienne
member #1266

France: Nouvelle Aquitaine
Association RAPASSE
member #1265

France: Occitanie /départements de l'Herault et de l'Aude
Collectif OEL Opposants aux Éoliennes de Lespignan et de la Basse Vallée de l'Aude
member #1264

France: Ain
Association Bien Vivre Aux Portes des Dombes
member #1263

France: Nouvelle Aquitaine Creuse
Association AQVA Agir pour la Qualité de Vie à Anzême
member #1262

France: Franche-Comté Jura
Association Les Amis de Sermange
member #1261

Deutschland: Oberbayern
Gemeinsam für unser Westerholz
member #1260

France: Bretagne
Association Vent d’arrée
member #1259

Deutschland: Saarland
IGvW  Interessengemeinschaft vernünftige Windenergie  gegen den Windpark Primsbogen
member #1258

Deutschland: Hessen / Kreis Limburg-Weilburg / Waldbrunn / Westerwald
IG Gegenwind Hauser Wald
member #1257

France: Grand Est
Amicale de Sauvegarde de la Région de Dompaire
member #1256

France: Poitou-Charentes
Association Lathus Vent Debout
member #1255

France: Poitou-Vienne
La gazette de Saint Savin sur Gartempe
member #1254

France: Poitou-Aquitaine
Industrial Wind Turbine Awareness Campaign
member #1253

Canada: Ontario
Wind Concerns
member #1252

France: Allier (Auvergne)
Association Contre-Courant Val de Besbre
member #1251

Ireland: Inishowen, Co. Donegal
Wind Energy Awareness Group
member #1250

France: Hautes Alpes
Association Haut Buëch Nature
member #1249

France: Franche-Comté (Jura)
Association Echec aux mâts
member #1248

England: North East England and South East Scotland
Windbyte.co.uk
member #1247

France: Languedoc-Roussillon
APROMI&CO
member #1246

Deutschland: Saarland
Fröhner Wald - für Mensch und Natur e.V.
member #1245

France: Nord
collectif des riverain de hondschoote
member #1244

Deutschland: Schleswig Holstein Dithmarschen
Arbeitskreis Wind SDF
member #1243

Deutschland: MJecklenburg-Vorpommern
Bürgerinitiative und Dorfverein
member #1242

Deutschland: Niedersachsen
Bürgerinitiative Dorfgemeinschaft Feggendorf
member #1241

Deutschland: Weser-Ems
Naturpark ohne Windfarm
member #1240

Suisse: Oberes Suhrental (LU/AG)
Schweiz:Verein Pro Kulmerauer Allmend
member #1239

Deutschland: Schleswig-Holstein, Kreis Herzogtum-Lauenburg
Gegenwind Brunstorf
member #1238

Thailand: Ranong
save phayam Island
member #1237

France: Ile-de-France
Entre Vent et Bocage
member #1236

France: Picardie -Oise
SOS Danger Eolien
member #1235

France: Bourgogne Morvan
Nature et Paysages en Sud Morvan
member #1234

Deutschland: Hessen Bergstraße, südlicher Odenwald
Bürgerinitiative Greiner Eck e.V.
member #1233

Sveridge: Halland
God Livsmiljö i Hylte
member #1232

Danmark: Zealand
No to Sejeroe Bugt Havmoellepark
member #1231

Deutschland: Nordrhein-Westfahlen
Bürgerinitiative zur Windenergie
member #1230

France: Morvan
Sauvegarde Sud Morvan
member #1229

Deutschland: Hessen
Bürgerinitiative „pro Lahntal“
member #1228

Deutschland: NRW, Rhein-Sieg-Kreis
BI Meckenheims Schattenseite
member #1227

Mexico: Istmo de Tehuntepec
ASAMBLEA POPULAR DEL PUEBLO JUCHITECO
member #1226

Mexico: Istmo de Tehuntepec
RADIO COMUNITARIA TOTOPO
member #1225

Mexico: Istmo de Tehuntepec
RADIO COMUNITARIA TOTOPO
member #1224

France: Bourgogne
association des Amis de la commanderie d´Epailly
member #1223

France: Rhône-Alpes Ardeche
Sauvegarde du Barres
member #1222

Deutschland: NRW Ostwestfalen-Lippe
Kein Windrad in Grothaus Feld e.V.
member #1221

Deutschland: NRW Münsterland, 48691 Vreden
Bürgerinitiative Venunftkraft Vreden
member #1220

France: Centre_Cher
Harmonie Environnement Ruralité
member #1219

France: Pays de la Loire-Vendée
Association "VENT de FURIE"
member #1218

Deutschland: Nordrhein-Westfalen Ostwestfalen-Lippe-Sauerland
Regional-Bündnis-Windvernunft e.V.
member #1217

Deutschland: Nordrhein-Westfalen Ostwestfalen
Bürgerinitiative "Windvernunft" Bad Wünnenberg
member #1216

France: Pays de Loire
Association Bien Vivre à Fontaine Couverte
member #1215

France: Pays de la Loire-Vendée
Vendée Eoliennes NON
member #1214

Deutschland: Schleswig-Holstein
BOSAUER BÜRGERINITIATIVE GEGENWIND
member #1213

France: PACA
Collectif Anti Éolien PACA
member #1212

France : Pays de Loire
Vent Oppose
member #1211

France: PACA
Association pour la Préservation des Paysages du Haut Var
member #1210

Deutschland: Thüringen
Bürgerinitiative Pro Natur und Mensch - Für freie Horizonte
member #1209

France: PACA
association Mathieu Weirich
member #1208

France: PACA
Association de Défense de l'Environnement de la Vallée du Haut
member #1207

France: PACA
Pivoine
member #1206

Belgique: Wallonie
éoliennes-ophain
member #1205

France : Ile de France
Vent Libre Du Plessis
member #1204

Deutschland: Hessen
Bürgerinitiative Königsberger Gegenwind
member #1203

Oesterreich: Niederösterreich
Pro Lebensraum Ebreichsdorf
member #1202

Deutschland: Bayern Unterfranken
Bürgerinitiative Dettelbach
member #1201

Deutschland: Fürstenau
Sellberg/Utdrift
member #1200

France: Charente
Bouchage Energie Sans Douleur
member #1199

Deutschland: Fürstenau - Settrup
Fair Wind Settrup
member #1198

Deutschland: Merzen
Fahlen-Knüven
member #1197

Deutschland: Bramsche
BI AHrensfeld / Wittefeld
member #1196

France: Lorraine Vosges
Collectif Vosges Horizon Durable
member #1195

England: North Cornwall
Boyton Residents Action Group
member #1194

Finland:
Tapio Pitkäranta
member #1193

Deutschland: Niedersachsen
Bürgerinitiative Gegenwind Elm-Asse
member #1192

France: Baden-Württemberg
Vernunftkraft Niedersachsen e.V.
member #1191

France: Normandie
Libre Horizon
member #1190

France: Normandie
Gardez les Caps
member #1189

UK: Lancashire
Against Controversial Wind Turbines in Blackburn with Darwen
member #1188

Deutschland: Saarland
Naturschutzverband Höcherberg 2015 e.V.
member #1187

Deutschland: Nordrhein-Westfalen
Windflut Elpe
member #1186

France: Hautes Alpes
Haut Buëch Nature
member #1185

France: Doubs
Association « Protection des sommets du Haut-Doubs
member #1184

France: Loire-Atlantique
Non au Projet eolien de JANS 44170
member #1183

France:
AFM-SICEM
member #1182

France: Charente
Saint-Christophe nature
member #1181

France: Charente
Brisevent
member #1180

France: Charente
Bon Vent
member #1179

France: Charente
Environnement Confolentais et Charlois
member #1178

France: Charente
Charente limousine environnement
member #1177

UK: East Riding of Yorkshire
POWER Action Group
member #1176

France: Haute-Loire
Association pour la Préservation des Paysages Exceptionnels du Mézenc
member #1175

France: Pays de Loire-vendée
Association Vent de Furie
member #1174

France: Pays de Loire-vendée
Association Vent de Bise
member #1173

France: Haute-Saone
Association SOUFFLE CITOYEN
member #1172

France: Nièvre Bourgogne
Association Cout de Vent
member #1171

France: Picardie-Somme
Association contre vents et marées. Bayonvillers
member #1170

France: Picardie -Somme
Association pour la protection du cadre et de la qualité de la vie contre toutes nuisances en milieu rural
member #1169

France: Picardie-Somme
Halte a la Prolifération Anarchique des Eoliennes, Herbécourt
member #1168

France: Picardie-Somme
Association samarienne de défense contre les éoliennes industrielles
member #1167

France: Picardie-Somme
Sauvegarde de nos villages du Pays Hamois.
member #1166

France: Picardie Baie de Somme
Non aux oliennes du secteur de Bayonvillers, Wiencourt et Guillaucourt
member #1165

France: Picardie-Somme
Association pour la sauvegarde de l'environnement Fourcigny-Beaurepaire
member #1164

Belgium: Wallonie
Alliance des quatre vents
member #1163

France: Pays de loire vendée
Bournezeau éoliennes commune 85480
member #1162

France: Bourgogne
Association Chazelle l'Echo Environnement
member #1161

Deutschland: Hamburg
Bürgerinitiative Windkraft Altengamme
member #1160

France: Jura
SOS Vent d’Amont
member #1159

France: Poitou-Charentes
association vigilance souffrignac et environs
member #1158

France: Nord -Cambraisis
Carnière sans éoliennes
member #1157

France: Picardie Somme
Collectif stop Eoliennes Somme
member #1156

France: Picardie-Somme
Union pour la Sauvegarde du Santerre
member #1155

Deutschland: Hessen, Spessart
Bürgerinitiative Gegenwind Flörsbachtal
member #1154

France: Doubs
QUE DU VENT 70
member #1153

France: Languedoc-Roussillon- Aude
Association Sauvegarde du territoire Porte Sud Minervois
member #1152

France: Ariège
Bien Vivre à Léran
member #1151

France: Picardie Haute Somme
Contre vents et marchés
member #1150

France: Picardie
Amis et Voisins de Baie de Somme
member #1149

France: Picardie
ASEN de nos village
member #1148

France: Basse-Normandie Calavados
Lison Vigilance Environnement
member #1147

France: Poitou-Charentes
Association ENVIRONNEMENT CONFOLENTAIS ET CHARLOIS
member #1146

England: Dorset
Poole and Christchurch Bays’ Association
member #1145

France: Allier
Treban'air
member #1144

France: Perigord
Vivre et agir pour le Périgord Limousin
member #1143

France: Picardie
Stop aux éoliennes dans le Bernavillois
member #1142

Deutschland: Brandenburg
Gegenwind Oberkrämer
member #1141

Deutschland: Hessen
BI Gegenwind-Vogelsberg, Ortsgruppe Engelrod
member #1140

France: Normandie-calavados
association de St Georges d'Aunay
member #1139

France: Bourgogne
Association VENTS POYAUDINS
member #1138

France: Lot
Association pour la Protection du Patrimoine des Gorges de l'Escaumels
member #1137

France: Poitou-Charentes
Association EN PARTANT DE LA MÉNOPHE
member #1136

France: Haute-Saone
"C4"EOL
member #1135

apphv83.png: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Association Pour la Préservation des Paysages du Haut Var
member #1134

Belgium: Wallonie
Vent de la Burdinale
member #1133

France: Auvergne-puy de dome
Association Quel Horizon pour le Pays d'Issoire
member #1132

France: Auvergne
Association pour la Protection de l'Environnement du canton de Paulhaguet
member #1131

France: Pays de Loire -vendee
NON AU EOLIENNES Bournezeau * Mareuil * Les Pineaux * Sainte Cécile * Chateau Guibert ....
member #1130

France: Vosges
Paysage et nature de la Campagne Vosgienne
member #1129

France: Rhône-Alpes
Vent debout en pays de St Bonnet
member #1128

France: Ile de France
Association CoviPEO
member #1127

Ireland: Tipperary
Keeper Kilcommon Upperchurch Wind Awareness Group
member #1126

France: Ariège
Association Hers Ariège Environnement
member #1125

France: Pays-de Loire Mayenne
Association bien vivre dans le Craonnais
member #1124

Deutschland: Mittelfranken - Bayern
Bürgerinitiative WKA Rezelsdorf
member #1123

France: Bretagne-Cotes Armor
Vent debout à Plémet
member #1122

Suisse: Canton de Fribourg
Sauvez les Préalpes
member #1121

France: Picardie
Association de protection de l environnement Henencourtois
member #1120

France: Finistere
Association GOYEN AVENIR
member #1119

France: Loire-Atlantique
Association LE VENT TOURNE A GUENROUET QUILLY
member #1118

France: Pays de Loire -vendee
Vent de l'injustice
member #1117

France: Charente-maritime
Préservons nos villages et notre terre
member #1116

Slovenija:
ALPE ADRIA GREEN
member #1115

Ellada: Crete
ΠΑΓΚΡΗΤΙΟ ΔΙΚΤΥΟ ΑΓΩΝΑ ΚΑΤΑ ΒΙΟΜΗΧΑΝΙΚΩΝ ΑΠΕ
member #1114

Deutschland: Baden Württemberg
Windkraftgegner in und um Gersbach
member #1113

Deutschland: Nordrhein Westfalen, Münsterland
BI Daldrup
member #1112

Deutschland: Bayern
Bürgerinitiative für ein lebenswertes Kohlberg
member #1111

Deutschland: Hessen - Taunus
BI Wind-Wahn Villmar-Runkel
member #1110

France: Bourgogne
Collectif 21
member #1109

USA: New Hampshire
New Hampshire Wind Watch
member #1108

USA:
Wind Power Problems
member #1107

USA: Maine
Gone With The Wind
member #1106

USA: Maine
Fox Islands Wind Neighbors
member #1105

USA: Maine
Friends of Rag Mountain
member #1104

USA: Maine
Friends Of The Highland Mountains
member #1103

USA: Maine
Saving Maine it's up to you
member #1102

USA: Maine
Citizens' Task Force on Wind Power - Maine
member #1101

Deutschland: NRW: Schwarzwald
Jochen Niemand
member #1100

France: Poitou Charentes
Pas de Vent en Haute Saintonge
member #1099

France: Ile de France
Yvelines Environnement
member #1098

France: Poitou-Vienne
Association Apache
member #1097

France: Languedoc-Roussillon
Sauvergarde Du Territoire Porte Sud Du Minervois
member #1096

Deutschland: Baden-Württemberg
Bürgerinitiative Pro-Tauschwal
member #1095

UK: Scotland
Save Loch Ness and the Great Glen
member #1094

France: Sarthe
Pour la Préservation du Cadre de Vie du Sud- Est du Pays Manceau
member #1093

France: Mayenne
Association Bien vivre dans le Craonnais
member #1092

UK: Scotland
Wind Energy's Absurd
member #1091

France: Bourgogne
PLEIN D’ENTRAINS
member #1090

France: Sud-Auvergne
Association des Riverains du Bès
member #1089

France: Vendée
Côte Ouest Sans Eolienne
member #1088

France: AISNE
VENT DE COLERE A VILLERS SAINT CHRISTOPHE
member #1087

France: Bretagne-Morbihan
VENT DE FORÊT
member #1086

France: Champagne Ardenne
Les Vues Imprenables
member #1085

Deutschland: Niedersachsen
Bürgerinitiative Hoher Hagen
member #1084

France: Normandie
Association de protection du site des Petites Dalles
member #1083

Grèce: Athen
Windbag of Aeolous
member #1082

France: Pays de la Loire-Sarthe
Association de préservation du Patrimoine Chemiréen
member #1081

Deutschland: Rheinland-Pfalz
Interessengemeinschaft Windkraftfreies Wolfersheck
member #1080

Belgium: Wallonie
"STOP aux Eoliennes d'Aische Liernu"
member #1079

France: Limousin -Correze
Agir Pour le Pays d'Eygurande
member #1078

France: Auvergne
Quel horizon pour le pays d'Issoire
member #1077

France: Centre /Boischaut
Collectif de La Marche du Vent Libre
member #1076

Canada: Ontario
Ontario Coalition for Harm-to-Health from Industrial Wind Turbine
member #1075

France: Pays de loire
Le Vent Tourne à Guenrouët Quilly
member #1074

France: Pays de la Loire
Vent d'Anjou: Plus Belle notre Verzée
member #1073

Deutschland: Hessen
Windkraft Grävenwiesbach
member #1072

Suisse: Jura vaudois
Vol au Vent – Jura-Vaud Nord sans éoliennes-membre de Paysage-Libre Vaud
member #1071

Suisse: Jura vaudois
Pieduvent membre de Paysage-Libre Vaud
member #1070

Danmark:
vind-alarm-danmark.eu
member #1069

France: Pays de la Loire
Vents d'Iré et du pays loiréen
member #1068

France: Poitou-Charentes, département des Deux-Sèvres (79)
VENT DE NOISNÉ
member #1067

France: Bourgogne / Côte d’Or
Aper Vpec (Association pour la Préservation de notre Environnement Rural – Villages Voisins du Projet Eolien de Cessey-Sur-Tille)
member #1066

France: Languedoc Roussillon
Association pour la Protection des Payages et des Ressources de l'Escandorgue et du Lodévois
member #1065

France: Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Non au Projet eolien de Walincourt-selvigny et Haucourt en Cambresis
member #1064

France: Haute-Loire
Prot??geons Taillard
member #1063

France: Centre
Association de Défense de l’Environnement des communes de Murs, Cléré-du-Bois et des Alentours
member #1062

UK: United Kindom
Winds Of Justice
member #1061

France: Aquitaine
Association du val de Dronne et de La Double
member #1060

Deutschland: Bayern
BTG-Bayern.de
member #1059

France: Lorraine
Association pour le Développementdurable du Santois
member #1058

Deutschland: Baden-W?rttemberg
Verein für Mensch und Natur e.V. Kettenacker
member #1057

Deutschland: Niedersachsen
BI Windkraft Dassel
member #1056

France: Aquitaine-Landes
SOS DESASTRE EOLIEN
member #1055

France: Franche-Comt??
Le vent Tourne
member #1054

Suisse: Jura vaudois
SOS Jura-Vaud (Sud)
member #1053

France: Bretagne
ADEVA
member #1052

France: Bourgogne
APPECL
member #1051

France: Limousin -Correze
Agir pour le Plateau des Etangs
member #1050

Slovenija: Primorska
Civilna iniciativa za zaščito Senožeških Brd- DiegoLOREDAN -firefighter tehnique now retired
member #1049

France: Centre
aest 37
member #1048

France: Picardie
STOP EOLIEN 02
member #1047

France: Pays de Loire
Vie Environnement et Patrimoine
member #1046

Puerto_Rico: El Caribe
Coalición Pro Bosque Seco
member #1045

Ireland: West Cork
West Cork Wind
member #1044

Grèce: Laconia
Network for Environmental and Cultural Protection of Laconia
member #1043

France: Languedoc-Roussillon
La Farigoule
member #1042

Mexico: Istmo de Tehuntepec
ASAMBLEA POPULAR DEL PUEBLO JUCHITECO
member #1041

France: Landes
Association Mézossaise pour la Protection de l'Environnement  (AMPE)
member #1040

France: Bretagne
NOEOLE
member #1039

France: Bretagne
Gare aux Vents de Tresboeuf
member #1038

France: Bretagne
Eolien Morbihan
member #1037

France: Pays de la Loire
Non aux Eoliennes entre Noirmoutier et Yeu
member #1036

Suisse: Surselva Graubünden
IG Sezner-UmSu-Grenerberg
member #1035

France: Basse-Normandie
Association Contre les Projets Eoliens en Mer
member #1034

France: Languedoc-Roussillon
Sauvons Puich??ric, Blomac, Saint Couat
member #1033

France: Pays de loire
briseole
member #1032

Deutschland: Bayern
Art der Organisation
member #1031

Ireland: Irland
Castlejordan/Ballinabrackey Windfarm Action Group
member #1030

Ireland: Co Offaly
Rhode Parish Wind Turbine Action Group
member #1029

Finland: Sydösterbotten
People Against Wind turbines in Finland
member #1028

Turkey: West Turkey
Cesme surdulenebilir yasam platform
member #1027

Deutschland: Ostwestfalen
Burger gegen Windpark Hirschweg
member #1026

Deutschland: Zellertal, Violental
Burger fur ein zauberhaftes Zellertal
member #1025

Deutschland: Oberfranken, Bayern
Gegenwind Effeltrich ?? Pinzberg ?? Poxdorf
member #1024

Deutschland: Oberfranken, Bayern
Gegenwind Effeltrich ?? Pinzberg ?? Poxdorf
member #1023

France: Poitou-Charentes
La Vall??e des Singes
member #1022

Europe:
Alpe Adria Green
member #1021

Ireland: County Mayo
Moygownagh / Kilfian Community and Landscape Protection Group
member #1020

Deutschland: Hochsauerlandkreis, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Verein f?r Umwelt- und Naturschutz Schmallenberg
member #1019

Ireland: Kildare, Leinster
North Kildare Environmental Protection Group
member #1018

Deutschland: Schweinfurt, Unterfranken, Bayern
Gegenwind-Obbach
member #1017

Deutschland: Nordfriesland, Schleswig-Holstein
B?rgerinitiative M?hlenberg
member #1016

Ireland: Kildare, Leinster
Bog of Allen Communities Against Spin
member #1015

UK: West Yorkshire, England
Slaithwaite Moor Opposes Giant Industrial Turbines
member #1014

See the 1276 members

Honorary members:

Val Martin
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


Read the messages of support

Messages of support

April 8th, 2009

Ελλάδα - ElládaApplication from Greece to join EPAW

Greetings from Stephani, Greece

We are a small village of about 400 permanent residents and we would like to extend our strong support for EPAW in the struggle of this madness called industrial wind farms.

Stephani is located in the mountainous area just above the imposing ruins of Mycenae, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its name –meaning crown/garland- is attributed to Homer's “fair-garlanded Mycenae” (The Odyssey). It is a place rich in history, with important byzantine monuments, Frankish castles, countless dry-stone walls, and the priceless remains of Mycenaean highways that commemorate the architectural genius of our legendary ancestors who lived 3000 years ago. The flora and fauna is largely unexplored in our region but consists of many endangered and protected species. Our village is also home to the Stephanion Observatory, one of the leading astrophysical observatories world-wide in the field of stellar activity (flare stars). The economy of our village is largely traditional, our villagers live of their sheep flocks and olive trees. Furthermore, Stephani is valued by many for its tranquility and the sense of retreat it evokes as a place rich in history set in unspoilt country-side. Outdoor activities like trekking, mountain biking and paragliding have been increasingly contributing to local economy over the past decade.

Village

In 2005, we “accidentally” discovered (the local population was never meant to be informed about the planning applications), that our mountain ridges were being claimed by approx. 70 wind turbines belonging to different companies, one of whom is French (EDF). The biggest wind farm with 22 wind turbines is scheduled to be situated just 600m. away from our village and some 960m. away from the Stephanion Observatory. Our mountains used to be a Wildlife Sanctuary since 1969, but the sanctuary status was revoked almost overnight by the corrupt local authorities and with this environmental obstacle out of the way, the wind farms immediately received their production license.

Mountains and forest land are protected by the Greek constitution. Nevertheless, over the past years, the governments under the pressure of private investors and international conglomerates, who were being sued by organizations all over the country, came up with new laws permitting the installation of wind turbines on mountains and forest land, as well as a dubious special land-use planning for renewable energy sources based on the vested interest of the companies (especially wind farms) and they even attempted to change the constitution.

The environmental impact assessments of the wind farms are not only insufficient, they are a joke, deliberately hiding the existence of our village, of the Stephanion Observatory and of Mycenae as well. Privately owned land has been “baptized” public land. One of the E.I.A, paid by the wind farms, assessed a permanent sound nuisance for our village caused by the wind turbines at 42dB(A), before it was withdrawn and replaced by some more convenient numbers, after we first opposed their initial planning application.…. These are only a few examples that show the extent of offhandedness with which the historic landscapes of Greece are being destroyed and industrialized and the people of rural areas treated like subhuman natives. It has nothing to do with carbon saving or saving the planet from climate change but everything to do with subsidies and “earth and water”.
Also, the mountain slopes of Stephani are claimed by around 10 MW (!) of industrial photovoltaic power plants, which in Greece ride on the wake of the wind turbines' “invasion”.

Our association and its members and families believe in the power of renewable energies, in order to reduce our dependence of fossil fuels and polluting thermal power plants, but not through the controversial industrial exploitation of these natural resources. Instead we believe in sustainable living and in using renewable energies through small-scale technologies at home. Imagine what solar panels on roof tops could do in Greece. Imagine what could be achieved if all subsidies and tax money that are spend on industrial wind turbines, solar power plants ect., would actually be spend on energy saving... But there are no such incentives for the residential use of renewable energies in our country. Instead, our culture, our history, our beautiful and highly valued landscapes are served to the Greek and International Energy Lobby on a silver platter.

We are determined to go on fighting these planning applications as far as it takes and we know of many other organizations in Greece who do the same.

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Thank you for accepting our application to join your organization.

Best regards,

Antonis I. Papantoniou
President

Patricia van der Wal
Secretary

Cultural & Educational Association of Stephanion Corinthia
www.stephanion.gr

4 avril 2009

FranceCollectif Allier citoyen

Bonjour,

Le collectif "ALLIER citoyen" regroupant des associations du département du 03, rejoint l'EPAW, pour soutenir son action et la demande de moratoire de suspendre immédiatement tous les projets de centrales éoliennes.

Nous invitons la population à nous rejoindre pour que notre pays ne devienne pas UNE GRANDE ZONE INDUSTRIELLE.

La devise de notre collectif :

ON NE POURRA PAS DIRE À NOS ENFANTS QU'ON NE SAVAIT PAS !

Cordialement

COLLECTIF ALLIER
Porte parole
Pascal MALVEZIN

April 1st, 2009

EnglandNHWAG (North Hambleton Wind Farm Action Group)

We are a recently formed residents action group set up to oppose the developement of a Wind Farm consisting of 9 turbines with a maximum height to the tip of the blades of 125m.

Please see our web-site at www.nhwag.co.uk

This developement will be within one kilometre of two villages, Appleton Wiske and Welbury but will also have a visual impact on at least thee other villages and will be sited on farmland known as Ingram Grange Farm within the District of Hambleton in North Yorkshire.

The Developer is Pure Renewable Energies (PRE), part of the Esh Group who are based in County Durham. A scoping report has been issued under the title of Ingram Grange Farm.

We would like to establish contact with EPAW and register our support in the campaign to stop Wind Farm Developements close to residential settlements.

I am the Chairman of our group and look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

NHWAGKind Regards
Stephen Lindo
www.nhwag.co.uk

March 30th, 2009

Република България - BălgarijaGreen Balkans Bulgaria - Letter

Dear All,

Thank you very much for offering us the opportunity to join the common efforts made by various European organizations to mitigate the damages wind turbines cause to nature and biodiversity.

Green Balkans is a nature conservation organization established 20 years ago; The Organization's main goal is the preservation of biodiversity and habitats of threatened species. In order to achieve this goal, and due to the launched process of construction of wind turbines in Bulgaria in accordance with the EU Directive 2001/77/EC on the promotion of electricity produced from renewable energy sources in the internal electricity market, we undertake actions to reduce the negative impact of wind farms. These actions include development of position papers sent to the Ministry of Environment and Waters and the companies intending to build wind turbines, implementation of awareness raising campaigns, and legal proceedings against infringements of the Biological Diversity Act, Directive 79/409/EEC on the conservation of wild birds, and Directive 92/43/EEC on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora.

We would like to join you in your efforts to mitigate the damages on nature and biodiversity caused by the construction of wind turbines.

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Best Regards,

Valentina Fidanova
Managing Board Member
Green Balkans
www.greenbalkans.org

March 30th, 2009

United StatesNational Geographic

EPAW,

Congratulations on uniting 300+ organizations!

I recommend that you have all of these organizations contact National Geographic magazine to encourage an article on EPAW and geographic destruction by industrial wind.

Neil Driscoll
West Fulton, NY, US

March 27th, 2009

EnglandRequest to join EPAW

Hello,

I am writing to you from North Cornwall, UK, on behalf of "STINC" - Stop Turbines in North Cornwall.

www.stinc.co.uk

We are a group objecting to the proliferation of industrial wind turbines in North Cornwall, and are currently protesting three proposals at Otterham, Titchbarrow and Davidstow. These are all within a few miles of each other and for Otterham and Davidstow, of the order of a kilometer from the boundary of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and would be of heights to interfere substantially with the wild moorland and coastal views. North Cornwall is heavily dependent on tourists visiting to see the natural landscape.

I have consulted with the committee and have the approval of the Chairman, Arthur Boyt, and the committee.

Yours sincerely

Caroline Bott
Secretary of STINC

March 26th, 2009

Česká republikaObčanské sdružení Františky

Dear all,

On behalf of the Civic Association Františky, which was founded in connection with intended construction of windfarms close to the residential houses and to the Protected Landscape Area Žďárské vrchy, we support iniciatives of the international organisation EPAW with emphasis on preservation of countryside.

With best regards,

Zdenek Svoboda (Chairman)
Pavel Andr (Deputy Chairman)

March 26th, 2009

ScotlandEVAG (Endrick Valley Action Group)

Congratulations, once again, to EPAW.

Over 300 signatories from so many countries is a wonderful achievement.

Best wishes

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EVAG   www.evag.co.uk

EnglandBATTLE (Bradwell and Tillingham Tackling Lost Environment)

March 26th, 2009

Hi

Our BATTLE Chairman Mr Neil Yates has asked one of the committee members to offer you our support and to join EPAW. As a BATTLE committee member I attach the relevant information below.

For some background information about BATTLE – We live in a rural area and ten 400ft turbines are to be sited near to residents, a school and an ancient chapel of historic significance – St Peters on the Wall. We have had one Public Inquiry and after challenging the decision have just received information that we have been granted another Full Public Inquiry due to start this summer – the fight continues!

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Kind regards

Kathy Fox

www.bradwell.info

24. März 2009

DeutschlandUnterstützerschreiben an die EPAW

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,

Wir sprechen als Vorsitzende für die Bürgerinitiative Landschaftsschutz Aller-Oker-Aue (BILA) e.V. . Wir möchten mit diesem Unterstützungsschreiben der Organisation EPAW beitreten und unsere Sympathie bekunden.
Eine europaweite Organisation der Windkraftgegner ist sehr zu begrüßen.
Gemeinsam sind wir stark.

Die BILA ist in der Samtgemeinde Meinersen im Land Niedersachsen tätig. Im Gründungsjahr der BILA 2004 konnte erfolgreich die Ausweisung eines größeren Windparks verhindert werden.
In unserer Nachbarschaft wurden bereits mehrere Windparks bebaut. Die Windräder haben eine Gesamthöhe von über 100m. Die größten sind in der Gesamthöhe 175m hoch und überprägen das Landschaftsbild in weitem Umkreis. Dies kann nicht unser Ziel sein. In diesem Sinne kämpfen wir weiterhin für den Erhalt unserer Landschaft.

mit freundlichen Grüßen

Silke Schaper – Elfriede Wydra – Anneliese Leffler
BILA
www.bila-online.de

March 23rd, 2009

Waleswww.windfarmvictims.org.uk

Dear Mr Butré,

Wind Farm Victims

My wife and I live in a uniquely beautiful Welsh valley. Last April we had a knock on our door to be told a massive wind farm, possibly the largest on-shore wind farm in the UK, is planned around us: 140 metre high turbines, some actually inside the bowl-shaped top of the valley at close proximity to three residential properties. During a meeting at or request the project manager and consultant kept repeating like a mantra that close proximity to turbines does not decrease house values and no one ever suffers noise pollution from wind farms as long permission is granted by the residents to carry out sound monitoring tests. In order to have conclusive proof that these assertion are untrue we are trying to get into contact with people who have suffered noise pollution and property blight in the past. We have set up a website for this purpose www.windfarmvictims.org.uk and would be grateful if this message can be added to your excellent website.

With thanks,

Wyck Gerson Lohman,
Ceredigion – Wales

EnglandKWAG (Kentish Weald Action Group against wind turbines in rural Kent)

March 6th, 2009

As early joiners from the UK we are delighted to see EPAW now approaching 300 signatories in total. Many congratulations for getting this initiative so far already.

Wind turbines, onshore ones in particular, will turn out to be one of the biggest confidence tricks of all time. We need all your help in forcing our politicians to focus on the facts rather than being taken in by the inaccurate spin of the wind development companies and being bullied by the misguided Greens.

Good luck in all your endeavours!

John Webley
Chairman
KWAG
www.kwag.co.uk

4 de marzo de 2009

EspañaIAEDEN i Salvem l'Empordà

Bones,

mitjançant aquest correu volem adherir-nos a la Plataforma EPAW.

Som l'IAEDEN i Salvem l'Empordà, una entitat naturalista i ecologista i una plataforma cívica, amb un àmbit d'actuació a nivell comarcal, que pensem que la implantació de les renovables és bona però que s'ha de fer de forma planificada. A la comarca de l'Alt Empordà (Catalunya) hi han aprovats definitivament 7 parcs eòlics, 4 més estan en tràmit, i ara s'està parlant de la instal·lació de 2 molins de 180 metres d'alçada a 32 municipis de la plana alt-empordanesa.

Pensem que cal una moratòria de la implantació de centrals eòliques fins que hi hagi una bona planificació.

Us adjunto el logo de la nostra entitat.

Salutacions,

Ignasi Batet
President de l'IAEDEN i Salvem l'Empordà

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Buenas,

mediante este correo queremos entrar a formar parte de EPAW.

Somos IAEDEN y la plataforma Salvem l'Empordà, una entidad naturalista y ecologista y una plataforma cívica,que actuamos a nivel comarcal. Pensamos que la implantación de las energías renovables es buena pero de forma planificada. En la comarca de l'Alt Empordà (Catalunya) hay 7 parques eòlicos aprovados definitivamente, 4 más estan en tramite y ahora se habla de la instalacion de 2 molinos de 180 metres de altura en 32 municipios de la llanura alt-empordanesa.

Por eso pensamos que hace falta una moratoria de la implantacion de centrales eólicas hasta que se haga una buena planificacion.

Os adjuntamos el logo de nuestra entidad.

Salutaciones,

Ignasi Batet
President de l'IAEDEN i Salvem l'Empordà
www.iaeden.cat

March 4th, 2009

EnglandVORTEX (Veto On Rural Turbine EXpansion)

Thank you for your invitation for our group to join EPAW, which we have just voted, in committee, to accept.

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Our group is called Vortex (Veto On Rural Turbine EXpansion) and we are fighting an application by Nuon Renewables Ltd to build 7 110 metre turbines in the midst of our rural community. The application was refused by North Shropshire District Council last September, but is now at appeal - to be heard in May.

Regards

(Mrs) Terry May coordinator for Vortex

www.vortex.uk.net

March 2nd, 2009

EnglandLAG (Langdon Action Group)

We are the Langdon Action Group near Dover, Kent, England formed to prevent 120m high wind turbines being built.

We subscribe to the same values that you do and agree with the idea of a moratorium.

We are currently recovering from participating in a public inquiry forced upon us by an unscrupulous developer and awaiting the inspector's decision.

Yours sincerely

Anthony Hyde
Chairman, Langdon Action Group

March 2nd, 2009

RomâniaEco-Pontica Foundation

I represent Eco-Pontica, an NGO which is fighting against wind farms on the Black Sea Coast and Danube Delta in Romania. We are doing this since 2005, when the big investors came into our region.

We sent in the last years even a complaint to the European Commission concerning the illegal wind farms along the Black Sea Coast. We managed to stop building some of these farms but projects appear more and more. Soon our only way to fight will be The Court of Justice.

We are also glad to join EPAW, and help this organisation with everything possible.

Kind regards,

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Florin Palade
President of Eco-Pontica Foundation
www.eco-pontica.ro

February 28th, 2009

EnglandFoCL (Friends of Craven Landscape)

Please sign up Friends of Craven Landscape (FoCL) to EPAW.

We recently won our case against developers EnergieKontor and are taking a brief hiatus until the appeal comes in.

Best wishes in your venture. Time to show the world that the emperor is wearing no clothes.

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Regards

Chris Emmett
Friends of Craven Landscape
www.focl.org.uk

28 de febrero de 2009

EspañaCER (Colectivo Ecologista Riojano)

Estimados Sres de EPAW,

Con el presente email queremos adherirnos a todas y cada una de las actuaciones que realizan lograr un desarrollo eólico compatible con el medio ambiente.

En nuestra región el Gobierno de La Rioja ha autorizado y promovido la construcción de más de una docena de parques eólicos en la parte oriental de La Rioja. Estos parques eólicos suman más de 500 aerogeneradores que han provocado un importante impacto ambiental y paísajistico.

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Sin embargo, por mucha propaganda que realizo el Gobierno de La Rioja, estos parques eólicos no han evitado la construcción una central de ciclo combinado en Arrubal (La Rioja) de más de 1.000 MW. Es decir, se destruye el medio ambiente con la energía eólica y con las centrales térmicas, valiendo todo con tal de producir energía.

Un saludo,

Juan Donaire
Secretario del CER
www.lamaguilla.org

February 26th, 2009

EnglandSHCG (Stonewall Hill Conservation Group)

At last a concerted international effort against the politically and financially rigged wind energy scam.

Lives, landscapes and properties all over the world are being ruined by this tokenism of the worst kind and the way to combat this is through education at the highest levels of government.

EPAW will gain more access and carry more weight the more anti groups join up.

I urge all UK groups to back EPAW. There is no reason not to.

Maggie Brown
Secretary
SHCG
www.shcg.co.uk

25. Februar 2009

DeutschlandBürgerinitiative Gegenwind Golzow

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,

wir - die BI Gegenwind Golzow - haben am 24.02.2009 mit großer Mehrheit beschlossen, der EPAW beizutreten.

Wir kämpfen schon seit ca. 8 Jahren gemeinsam (einige einzelne Bürger noch länger) gegen die Art und Weise, wie Windindustrieanlagen gegen die Rechte der Bürger regelrecht durch die Verantwortlichen durchgepeitscht werden.

amicalement
best regards
mit freundl. Grüßen

LogoWolfgang Neumann
BI Gegenwind Golzow
Kreis Potsdam-Mittelmark, Brandenburg

24. Februar 2009

DeutschlandUnterstützung

Toll, daß hier endlich eine europaweite Plattform für mehr Vernunft in der Energiepolitik entsteht. Seit langem versuchen wir hier in Deutschland - meist vergeblich, der gewissenlosen Vernichtung unserer Heimat mit angeblich "ökologischen" Energien das Handwerk zu legen. Auch unsere fränkischen Jurahöhen will man wieder und wieder mit Windrotoren ausbeuten. Selbst der Bund Naturschutz, bei dem ich seit über 30 Jahren Mitglied bin, finanziert solche Natur-Freibeuterei. Und besonders schlimm ist es, daß sogar die Energiemonopolisten das uns abgezwackte Geld in solche Stromkrücken stecken. Da unsere Regierungen von den gewissenlosen Energie-Lobbyisten gesteuert werden und uns mit angeblichem "Klimaschutz" Sand in die Augen streuen, ist die Vernetzung unseres Widerstands geradezu Bürgerpflicht.

Viel Erfolg!

Konrad Fischer
Dipl.-Ing. Architekt
Hochstadt, Bayern
Webmaster "Altbau und Denkmalpflege Informationen"
http://www.konrad-fischer-info.de/7wdvs04.htm

Feb. 22nd, 2009

SverigeLocal association of Sweden wish to join EPAW-listing

After having seen your advertisement at your website, we would like to attach our association to "the international demand for a moratorium on european wind energy".

If you require any further information, feel free to contact me.

Tim Nilsson

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www.faringtoftanorra.se

February 20th, 2009

SverigeFSL (Föreningen Svenskt Landskapsskydd)

Dear Mr Butré,

We are glad to inform you that we have decided to support the EPAW initiative to send a moratorium letter "Stop the useless and destructive Wind farm programme" to the EU parliament and the Commission.

Please keep us informed about the further development of this action.

Our organisation, the Association for the Protection of the Swedish Landscape (FSL), represents about 23,000 members from the whole of Sweden.

Should you need any further information about us, do not hesitate to contact us again.

Good luck and best regards

Lars Ettarp
President
www.landskapsskydd.se

February 17th, 2009

EnglandCOST (Community Opposed to Shap Turbines)

At our Annual General Meeting on 16th February 2009 it was unanimously agreed that we should join EPAW.

Please add our organisation - COST - to your membership.

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Thank you for helping those of us trying to protect the scenery from power station developers. Knowing the strength of feeling across Europe is encouraging; knowing the distress being caused to so many people across Europe helps us continue to try and get our voices heard.

G Perkins
Secretary, COST
www.nowindfarm.co.uk

February 17th, 2009

EnglandATAC (Against Turbines At Chiplow)

Dear Mr Butré,

We are a local group fighting a proposal by E.ON to build a windfarm on a nearby field, which the power company calls "Chiplow". It is adjacent to our little village of Syderstone, near to Kings Lynn in Norfolk, England. We are situated within an "Area of Important Landscape Quality" and our surrounding fields are important feeding and foraging grounds for the pink footed geese, which overwinter along the Norfolk coast in their hundreds of thousands every year.

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The giant power companies excel at picking off local groups such as ourselves, which is why feel that EPAW is so important and why we offer our full support for its aims and objectives.

Yours sincerely

Reg Thompson
Executive Committee
Against Turbines At Chiplow (ATAC)
www.syderstone.com/ATAC

February 17th, 2009

Česká republikaOS Pohoda Koclířov

Dear friends,

We, the resident association Pohoda Koclirov from the Czech Republic, are pleased that the EPAW exists, and since we fully agree with the wording of your letter addressed to the European parliament we would like to support the idea and join you.

Our association has been fighting against the unreasonable and massive building of wind power plants in our close neighbourhood for five years already. Two referenda have already taken place in our village related to the issue of the construction of windfarms. Both the referenda proved successful to us when persuading the locals not to have the wind power plants in our village. This was a huge success for us because of the increasing pressure from private investors, the goal of whom is to build windfarms in our neighbourhood, supported by media, politicians and both public and private funding. Though we won one battle, the response to which was that the investors moved the project 1500 m further to neighbouring villages, we obviously have not won the war yet: According to the new plan, as many as 70 of 150 m high wind power plants are to be built on a 30 km2 area.

Our association is a member of the Union for Landscape which nowadays represents 18 resident associations. We are very happy that the issue of windfarms has become a world-wide matter. The Czech Republic is a densely populated country in comparison to its size. Therefore, a windfarm wherever positioned will be close to human dwellings.

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The Czech public is only given biased, misleading and often subjective information on the issue of windfarms. Czechs are persuaded that other EU countries are really fond of wind power plants. This is the reason why those who are against building windfarms in the Czech Republic are thought to be fools.

We look forward to any future cooperation. And let's wish ourselves good luck!

OS Pohoda Koclířov
www.ospohoda.webnode.cz

16. Februar 2009

DeutschlandAGA (Aktion Gegenwind Allgäu)

Unser Slogan: „Wer kämpft, kann verlieren. Wer nicht kämpft hat schon verloren.“

Durch ein Bürgerbegehren am 13.06.1999 konnten wir die Erstellung von zwei Windkraftindustrieanlagen verhindern. Die Abstimmungsfrage lautete:
„Ich will, daß die Gemeinde Mauerstetten alle rechtlich überhaupt vertretbaren Maßnahmen ergreift, um Windkraftanlagen im Gemeindegebiet zu unterbinden um mich dadurch vor möglichen gesundheitlichen Gefahren schützt, sowie das Orts- und Landschaftsbild bewahrt.“

Die Abstimmung zum Bürgerbegehren am 13. Juni 1999 bringt den Sieg der Initiative: 58 % der Bürger stimmen für das Bürgerbegehren gegen Windkraft, im betroffenen Gemeindeteil Frankenried sind es sogar 70 %.

Wir sind überzeugt, dass Ihre Vorgehensweise, die Ziele und die Forderungen der EPAW mit Unterstützung von 14 europäischen Ländern, die einzige Möglichkeit darstellt, den Bau von weiteren Windkraftindustrieanlagen zu verhindern.

Für Ihren engagierten Einsatz im Kampf gegen die Erstellung von Windkraftindustrieanlagen möchten wir uns vielmals bedanken.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen

Rolf und Margarete Walter
BI Aktion Gegenwind Allgäu (AGA)
Bayern /Lkrs Ostallgäu

February 15th, 2009

Česká republikaDejmalka o.s.

Dear Madam/Sir,

we are very pleased with the fact that the international initiative against windturbines (EPAW) was established and started to work.

We would like to express our support to your activities and we would like to join EPAW.

With best regards

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www.dejmalka.cz

February 11th, 2009

EnglandBLOT Cornwall

Dear Sirs

We, as an Organisation, wish to join EPAW to show our support for action to stop the useless & destructive windfarm program which is blighting the British countryside and those of our European neighbours for no justified reason.

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We wish you well in your endeavours.

S. Thomas
Chairman of BLOT Cornwall
blotcornwall.co.uk

EspañaAssociació-Plataforma per a la defensa de la Terra Alta

10 de febrero de 2009

Apreciados/as amigos/as.

Con este mensaje nos queremos adherir al manifiesto de EPAW.

Nosotros estamos en España, Catalunya, comarca de la Terra Alta en Tarragona.

Hace años que intentamos frenar una masiva implantación de molinos en nuestra comarca, que supondrá una cicatriz de más de 40 kilómetros lineales, a los que se añadirá, rodeando la comarca un total de tres centrales térmicas, una de ellas de carbón que también quemará las basuras de Zaragoza.

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Ánimos y un abrazo, seguimos en lucha.

Joaquim Palomar
Associació-Plataforma per a la defensa de la Terra Alta
www.plataformaterraalta.com
www.plataformahorta.org

February 9th, 2009

EnglandL.A.W. (Lilbourne Against Windfarms)

We would like to support the aims and objectives of EPAW.

We are fully in favour of a moratorium on the development of present and future windfarms.

Regards from Wendy Hoult and Eileen Evans
Lilbourne Against Windfarms
Midlands (Northamptonshire)

7 de febrero de 2009

MéxicoPrimer contacto

Estimado
Jean-Louis Butré, Presidente de EPAW

Mi nombre es Javier S. Balderas Castillo, soy Director del Centro de Derechos Humanos Tepeyac del Istmo de Tehuantepec A.C. Estamos ubicados geograficamente en el sur del Estado de Oaxaca, Mèxico.

Nuestro Centro ha venido dando el servicio de asesorìa legal y acompañamiento a las comunidades originarias de nuestra regiòn que fueron vìctimas de engaños para que arrendaran sus tierras al Mega Proyecto Eòlico Trasnacional en el Istmo de Tehuantepec.
Anexo, le estoy enviàndo diversos documentos sobre la resistencia contra el Mega Proyecto y cyos principales actores y sobre todo beneficiados son las Empresa Europeas y fundametalmente españolas.
Nos dìo mucho gusto encontrar su pàgina y concerlos, esperamos que por este medio estemos comunicados y en la medida de sus objetivos, coordinar acciones contra este tipo de proyectos que atentan contra los derechos de nuestros pueblos originarios y de toda la poblaciòn en general.

Reciba un cordial saludo desde Oaxaca, Mèxico.

Fraternalmente
Javier S. Balderas Castillo
Director

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February 6th, 2009

EnglandSay No to Harrington Wind Farm

Dear Sirs

At our last meeting we did not have to discuss long before deciding that we would like formally to join EPAW, whose objectives we fully support.

Something very odd is happening in and around where we live near Market Harborough. In the lowest wind mean speed area in England we have (at the last count) at least 19 proposals amounting to over 100 windmills within a 12 mile radius of the town.

It is totally clear that this activity has nothing to do with carbon saving and everything to do with developers making a "fast buck".

David Unwin
Chair, Say No to Harrington Wind Farm
www.saynotoharrington.com

February 6th, 2009

ItaliaMovimento Azzurro

Desidero far giungere la nostra adesione alla vostra campagna di sensibilizzazione riferita alla moratoria dell'eolico in Europa.

LogoDante Fasciolo, Segretario generale del "Movimento Azzurro - proposte per l'ambiente"
www.movimentoazzurro.org

February 3rd, 2009

EnglandDART (Dorset Against Rural Turbines)

Greetings from DART (Dorset Against Rural Turbines).

Here in the tiny village of East Stoke, near Wareham in Dorset, we are fighting a proposal by a landowner who together with a Dutch company, Infinergy are attempting to site 4 x125 metre turbines in the heart of the Purbeck countryside.

This is an area frequented by protected birds and other wildlife including bats, the red listed Nightjar and Britain's most highly protected bird, the Osprey.

The landowner has recently placed a mass of high powered lighting on some of his equipment in the area, no doubt intending to disturb wildlife and affect the outcome of any environmental surveys.

Infinergy have also sent their representatives into local schools and handed out gifts such as mini wind turbines to the pupils during lesson times.

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Good luck with your fight in Europe, we're with you all the way!

Helen Crow
Secretary DART
www.dartdorset.org

ScotlandCeres and District Environment & Amenity Protection Group

February 3rd, 2009

Our group focuses on local environmental and amenity issues and are actively objecting to a wind farm application.

We have also objected to two inappropriate housing developments in our area. We engage where we can with the Local Authority and have expert local and national knowledge on Planning matters on which our objections are based and which we can defend should there be Scottish Government local public inquiries.

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The wind farm is known as Ceres or Gathercauld and the developer is EnergieKontor (UK) Limited a subsidiary of EnergieKontor AG of Bremen. It comprises 5 turbines with an installed capacity of about 4 MW.

Graham Lang
Chairman
www.cadeap.org

February 3rd, 2009

EnglandSWWF (Stop Wadlow Wind Farm)

In 2006 Renewable Energy Systems Ltd submitted a planning application, no. S/1018/06/F, to South Cambs District Council to build a wind farm at Wadlow Farm in South Cambridgeshire. It would consist of thirteen 120 metre wind turbines.

This is near the A11, sited in close proximity to the villages of Balsham, West Wratting, Six Mile Bottom, Great Wilbraham, Brinkley and Fulbourn. Parts of Balsham will be less than 1.5km from the closest turbines, and parts of West Wratting and Six Mile Bottom are less than 2km.

The aim of Stop Wadlow Wind Farm is to oppose the construction of a wind farm at this location. There are many reasons why local residents should be very concerned which are detailed on our website.

In June 2007 South Cambs District Council voted 10-2 to reject the wind farm proposal. RES then appealed, and there is now to be a Public Inquiry to determine the final outcome.

Please support our campaign by visiting our website and clicking on the JOIN US link.

Stop Wadlow Wind Farm
Cambridgeshire, East of England
www.stop-wadlow-wind-farm.org.uk

EspañaSalvaje atentado eólico en el Camino de Santiago, Galicia, Patrimonio de la Humanidad

Desde la Asociación Galega de Amigos do Camiño de Santiago, AGACS, solicitamos la ayuda de toda la gente sensible y culta de toda Europa ante el salvaje atentado que el proyecto eólico del Monte Oribio va a suponer sobre el Camino de Santiago, declarado por la UNESCO Patrimonio de la Humanidad. Uno de los más bellos bosques de Europa, a la entrada de Triacastela, va a verse íntegramente afectado.

Es increíble que a estas alturas del siglo XXI se cometan salvajadas como la proyectada con este parque eólico. Solicitamos, en colaboración con la plataforma SOS COUREL, la máxima divulgación ante este hecho increible que, con la participación de las fuerzas políticas más importantes de Galicia, merece la repulsa de todas las personas civilizadas. Es indignante, además, como se pretende "atenuar" el tremendo impacto colocando "motivos jacobeos" en los propios molinos eólicos. ¿Están locos? Nuestra asociación va a oponerse frontalmente y por todos los medios a su alcance a este atropello.

NO A LA DESTRUCCIÓN DE NUESTRO PATRIMONIO. POR FAVOR, DIVULGAD ESTE ATENTADO. AYUDADNOS EN LO QUE OS SEA POSIBLE.

En Santiago de Compostela, Asociación Galega de Amigos do Camiño de Santiago, AGACS, 30, enero, 2009

José Antonio de la Riera, Presidente.

January 28th, 2009

WalesMessage of support

I know that I am not eligible to join you as I am not a member of any organisation, but as an individual I wish you the very best in your campaign.

It is wonderful that several countries have got together to oppose our governments that are, in their shortsightedness, allowing our beautiful scenery to be desecrated.

Jane Corey
South Wales

28 janvier 2009

FranceADDICC rejoint EPAW

Bonjour,

Nous représentons l'association française ADDICC (Association de Défense des Droits et des Intérêts des Citoyens Crosvillais), qui lutte contre l'implantation d'un parc éolien à Crosville-sur-Scie (76 590) en Seine-Maritime (Haute-Normandie).

Nous souhaiterions rejoindre l'EPAW, nous vous joignons le logo de notre association que l'ADDICC vous autorise à publier sur votre site Internet et sur vos diverses publications.

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Chaleureusement,

Charlotte Hautbois (secrétaire d'ADDICC)
et Didier Marchand (président d'ADDICC)

ScotlandMWT Lewis (Mòinteach gun Mhuileann - Moorland without Turbines)

January 28th, 2009

MWT LEWIS (the organisation set up to inform the Scottish Hebridean public about industrial windfarms proposed for our region) would like to add our voice to EPAW and to join the European Platform Against Windfarms.

I represent MWT as vice-chairman and if you would like any more details of what we as a group have achieved to date you can visit us at our website www.semantise.com/~mwtlewis.

Thank you for what you have achieved to date and we hope we can be of help to you in the future debate.

Best regards

LogoIain Macleod
MWT LEWIS   www.semantise.com/~mwtlewis

26 de enero de 2009

EspañaAdhesiones a la plataforma antieólica EPAW

Estimados amigos de la EPAW:

Os escribo en nombre de la MESA EOLICA MERINDADES DE BURGOS (MEMBU) y de la MESA EOLICA REGIONAL DE CASTILLA Y LEON (MERCYL).

MEMBU es una asociación ciudadana que nació para denunciar la implantación irracional de industrias eólicas en las montañas de Burgos. Nuestro primer paso para denunciar los abusos eólicos en España fue convocar el Ier ENCUENTRO ESTATAL PARA LA DEFENSA DEL PAISAJE ANTE LA IMPLANTACION DE LA ENERGIA EOLICA, que consiguió reunir en la comarca de Las Merindades a distintos grupos Estatales tratar ese tema, hasta entonces desconocido por muchos.

Fruto de ese encuentro nació la Mesa Eólica Regional de Castilla y León, formada por distintas asociaciones y colectivos de nuestra Comunidad Autónoma.

En nuestra lucha hemos peleado muy duro (y seguimos peleando) contra muchos proyectos eólicos, tanto como MERCYL (Mesa Eólica Regional Castilla y León) como MEMBU (Mesa Eólica Merindades de Burgos). Realmente es esta última, MEMBU, la que ha cargado con todo el peso de alegaciones, recursos, etc. y la que más actividad ha tenido.

Así pues, ya que compartimos los argumentos y propósitos de la EPAW, queremos formar parte de ella, tanto como MEMBU como MERCYL.

Seguimos en contacto.

Un saludo.

Elena López Valcárcel
MESA EOLICA MERINDADES DE BURGOS
mesamerindades(at)hotmail.com
MESA EOLICA REGIONAL CASTILLA Y LEON
mesaeolicacyl(at)hotmail.com

26 de enero de 2009

EspañaPlataforma contra las eólicas en la Sierra de Gata

Hola,

Desde nuestra asociación "Plataforma contra las eólicas en la Sierra de Gata" (provincia de Cáceres en España), queremos manifestaros nuestro apoyo.

Por nuestra parte nos oponemos a varios proyectos de parque eólico en la sierra nuestra. A parte del impacto ambiental que esos proyectos tendrán, denunciamos también los falsos argumentos económicos y energéticos presentados por las instituciones regionales y locales así como por las empresas del sector energético. También deploramos el lamentable silencio cómplice de los ecologistas institucionales sobre la cuestión.

Nuestra principal actividad ahora mismo es la de fomentar el debate público en los pueblos afectados.

Un saludo.

Os adjuntamos dos folletos nuestros sobre el tema.
EOLICAS FUERA.doc | cartel molino definitivo.pdf

January 23rd, 2009

Česká republikaToužimský antivĕtrník, občanské sdružení

We join to EPAW and assent to EPAW open letter to the European institutions.

Yours sincerely

LogoJirí Schierl, chairman
www.touzimskyantivetrnik.estranky.cz

January 22nd, 2009

ScotlandCongratulations

Congratulations to EPAW.   200+ signatories - a great achievement.

Truly, we are becoming a united force.

Kind regards

LogoMary Young
EVAG

January 21st, 2009

WalesCHA (Cynghrair Hiraethog Alliance)

Dear EPAW

Congratulations on this initiative. Cynghrair Hiraethog Alliance (CHA) would like to join and support your actions.

Our region in North Wales has been allocated by the Welsh Assembly Government as a "strategic search area" for wind turbine development. As such, the local planning authorities have been instructed that applications should have a presumption in favour of approval, even when there is overwhelming local objection.

We hope that your actions will help overcome the blind evangelism for wind power that is being practised by the UK and Welsh Governments.

With best wishes

Michael Williams
Honorary Secretary

January 21st, 2009

ItaliaMoratoria su energia eolica

Vi chiedo di farvi portavoce a livello europeo anche di questo mio appello, affinchè gli impianti eolici non si espandano selvaggiamente (come sta succedendo in Italia e in Europa) senza una preventiva "riflessione" tra tecnici, cittadini e istituzioni che difendano realmente gli interessi del paesaggio!

Siamo disgustati dalle procedure di VIA fatte o suggerite dai tecnici delle aziende installatrici, che ricevono inoltre i certificati verdi (soldi dei contribuenti)!!!!

Vista la crisi finanziaria globale, perchè non "bloccare" questi finanziamenti a favore di altre priorità sociali?

Renato Ferri
Bologna

January 21st, 2009

AustraliaSupport

Dear Mister Butré,

Firstly I extend my apologies for not having a good knowledge of French.

However I wish to extend my very strong support for EPAW in its struggle against the curse of industrial wind farms. All power to EPAW in stopping this wind farm madness.

I am in Australia stuggling against a similar insanity.

My very best wishes for you in your forthcoming success.

Yours in friendship and support,

Christian Wild
Australia

United StatesNational Wind Watch supports European call for wind energy moratorium

January 20th, 2009

European Platform Against Windfarms (EPAW) also calls for study of wind power's record to determine its true benefits, costs, and adverse impacts

Rowe, Mass., Jan. 15, 2009 -- On the morning of October 4, 2008, before the second national protest against industrial wind energy development in Paris, several groups from France and other European countries agreed to form the European Platform Against Windfarms (EPAW).

On November 24, with more groups having already joined them, EPAW publicized a letter [1] that they will send to the Commissioners of the European Union and Members of the European Parliament.

The letter calls for an immediate moratorium on wind energy projects throughout the E.U. and independent study of wind energy to assess its carbon savings and its economic, social, and environmental impacts.

National Wind Watch supports this call and wishes them well.

We have a lot to learn from Europe, where there is a long experience with substantial presence of wind energy on the grid. The time is long overdue that regulators and planners should stop talking about what wind energy "can" do and start examining what it actually has done.

North America and the rest of the world also should heed EPAW's request for a reality check.

In December 2008, the British Wind Energy Association was forced by the Advertising Standards Authority to reduce by half its claims of how much carbon emissions might be reduced by wind energy. [2] This and other claims by the wind energy industry need to be examined by independent experts, so that energy policy is based on facts rather than sales material.

On the other side of the scale, the industry has long downplayed adverse impacts as "in the past" or aberrations. In recent years, however, the cumulating effects of industrial wind energy development, along with heavy-duty support roads and transmission infrastructure -- on wetlands, on birds and bats, and on human neighbors -- has become impossible to deny.

Organizations devoted to protecting raptors and bats have expressed deep concern about the siting of giant wind turbines where they can endanger these animals. [3] And a forthcoming peer-reviewed epidemiological study by Dr. Nina Pierpont of Malone, New York, describes the effect on people as "wind turbine syndrome", a common and consistent set of symptoms that include tinnitus, nausea, and depression. [4] When people suffering from this syndrome leave the area, the symptoms subside. Several families have had to abandon their homes to regain their health.

On January 9, 2009, the New York Supreme Court annulled a town law regulating large wind turbines because the town board did not take a "hard look" at relevant areas of environmental concern, and it disregarded study committee recommendations for setbacks and noise standards to protect the health and well-being of residents. [5]

Everyone involved in promoting and supporting the spread of industrial wind needs to take a "hard look" at the facts. As Eric Rosenbloom, president of National Wind Watch, said, "If we have learned anything from the last eight years, from the collapse of Enron who helped create the modern wind industry [6] to the demise of Lehman Brothers who invested heavily in wind to avoid paying taxes [7], we can not trust the players themselves to look out for our or the environment's interests. We need policies based on facts, not promotional materials or wishful thinking."

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[1] http://www.epaw.org

[2] http://www.wind-watch.org/news/?p=20985

[3] For example: Wilderness Society and Center for Biological Diversity, http://www.wind-watch.org/documents/?p=1165
American Society of Mammalogists, http://www.wind-watch.org/documents/?p=1039
North American Symposium on Bat Research, http://www.wind-watch.org/documents/?p=1037
Virginia Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries, http://www.wind-watch.org/documents/?p=158
Hawk Migration Association of North America, http://www.wind-watch.org/documents/?p=1202

[4] http://www.windturbinesyndrome.com

[5] http://www.wind-watch.org/documents/?p=1198

[6] Most notably, Enron invented "green tags" to sell wind energy production twice. Also see: "Enron's Ken Lay asks for Texas Gov. Bush's help in securing tax credits for wind", http://www.wind-watch.org/documents/?p=1055
"How the White House Energy Plan Benefitted Enron", http://www.wind-watch.org/documents/?p=1075

[7] http://www.wind-watch.org/news/?p=20756

National Wind Watch is a nonprofit corporation established by campaigners from around the U.S. in 2005 to promote knowledge and raise awareness of the negative environmental and social impacts of industrial wind energy development. Information, analysis, and other materials are available on their web site: www.wind-watch.org.

20 janvier 2009

België - BelgiqueAME du Tournaisis

Chers Amis,

Nous aimerions ajouter notre petit groupe à la liste des associations qui soutiennent les objectifs de l'EPAW.

Bien à vous,

Nicolas du Chastel
AME du Tournaisis

20 de enero de 2009

EspañaPlataforma para la Defensa de la Cordillera Cantábrica

Queridos amigos de EPAW

os escribo en nombre de la Plataforma para la Defensa de la Cordillera Cantábrica, una entidad conservacionista cuyo objetivo principal es la defensa de los valores naturales de las montañas, en especial de la montaña cantábrica (NW of Spain). Nuestro ámbito de acción abarca territorios pertenecientes a las Comunidades Autónomas de Galicia, Castilla y León, Asturias, Cantabria, La Rioja y el País Vasco.

En nuestra lucha por la conservación de estas montañas hemos peleado y seguimos peleando contra muchos proyectos eólicos, algunos de los cuales, además de todos los problemas que perfectamente detalláis en la página web, atentan, incluso, contra la supervivencia de especies en peligro de extinción.

Queremos formar parte de la European Platform Against Windfarms – EPAW.

Un afectuoso saludo

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Emilio de la Calzada Lorenzo
Presidente de la Plataforma para la Defensa de la Cordillera Cantábrica

January 19th, 2009

United StatesCheers!

Dear Jean Louis:

Congratulations for helping to forge EPAW as an organized means of combating the energy fraud that limited liability wind companies represent. As you well know, industrial wind projects provide virtually no meaningful product or service but are nonetheless wholly subsidized by rate and taxpayers. Wind profiteers promise to save the environment but in reality are wreaking havoc upon it. These environmental plunderers, with their hirelings and parasites, use a few truths, many half truths, and the politics of wishful thinking to frame a house of lies.

Three cheers for the Paris Demonstrations as a prelude for international sanity on this issue. As an environmentalist seeking much better public policy, I applaud EPAW and wish you every success.

Jon Boone
Oakland, Maryland
USA

January 19th, 2009

Nederlandbonjour

felicitation avec la platform europeen

je suis hollande on habit en auvernge
on peut nous explique pour qua politiqement
illa persone ni maire ni depute ni prefect
qui repond a les lettres- cout file
on masacre notre bel auvernge
orevoire les tourists
orevoire bel auvernge
on et tres triste
les excusses pour des foute de ortografe

greatings groetjes

January 19th, 2009

WalesMessage of support

I live in Wales and heartily support your aim to expose and discredit this awful windmill scam.

Alun John Richards
www.richards-slate.co.uk

January 19th, 2009

NederlandWerkgroep "Horizon" Dongeradeel

We wish you all the very best and good luck with this initiative.

Please put us on your list of supporters.

Engwierum, 19-1-2009
Bert Mulder, Werkgroep "Horizon" Dongeradeel, Friesland, The Netherlands

19 de enero de 2009

EspañaRedMontañas

Queridos amigos, nuestra organización desea adherirse a la Plataforma EPAW.

Mucha suerte y un saludo afectuoso. Desde las montañas españolas, seguiremos atentamente los acontecimientos.

Rosa Fernández-Arroyo
Presidenta, RedMontañas
www.redmontanas.org

January 19th, 2009

EnglandThe Wilderness Foundation UK

Dear Epaw,

Thank you for your ongoing work and the very well and carefully constructed letter of objection that you have available on your website. We are a medium sized charity in the UK with sister organizations in the US and South Africa. We are extremely uncomfortable with UK windfarm policy and the destruction of the last remaining wild landscapes on this small island with what we believe is a very poorly researched, but wealthy windfarm forum.

We would like to be listed as a supporter of your organisation and kept up to date with new developments where possible.

Please do let us know if you are visiting London at any stage so that we could potentially meet up.

With kind regards,

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Jo Roberts
CEO

January 19th, 2009

EnglandMendip Society

We are trying to stop any turbines being built on the Mendip Hills, and also try to help other organizations do the same. We were formed in 1964 and have been protecting the Hills from intrusive and inappropriate planning applications ever since.

Regards

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Paul Harley   Vice President
mendipsociety.org.uk

19 janvier 2009

FranceLes amis de Saint-Sernin

Petit noyau mais noyau très actif contre un projet d'éoliennes "Bouriège/Toureilles" dans la Haute Vallée de l'Aude. Nous attendons à ce jour la réponse du Tribunal Administratif de Montpellier. Dans le combat depuis plus de 3 ans puisque le préfet a signé le permis de construire des éoliennes, contre l'avis de la majorité des habitants de StSernin - 28 sur 30 -, contre celui du commissaire enquêteur, du patrimoine etc... mais bercé sans doute par le doux chant des élus locaux qui ont la mentalité de gestionnaires à la vue courte - celle qui obère l'avenir d'un territoire au mépris de ses richesses architecturales et patrimoniales et au mépris de certains de ceux qui l'habitent. Gestionnaires myopes et peu regardants de la provenance de l'argent de la Taxe Professionnelle et de ceux qui leur octroient les miettes de leurs bénéfices indécents. La Haute Vallée est une cible privilégiée, le permis sur St Polycarpe vient d'être accordé. D'autres projets sont en cours notamment sur le Chalabrais. C'est un "paysagicide" qui se profile à l'horizon...

Nous travaillons avec d'autres associations et nous nous mobilisons chaque fois qu'il est nécessaire. La dimension européenne de l'Epaw est donc une bonne idée puisqu'elle fédère et rassemble. Nous en avons tous besoin.

Les amis de Saint-Sernin

January 18th, 2009

United StatesEuropean Platform Against Windfarms

Dear EPAW members,

I live in Western New York State in the USA - also under siege from this corporate welfare scam devastating the environment and many peoples' quality of life. I have been working, and writing, over the past 3 years to battle industrial wind here in New York State & the USA.

I totally support, and am totally behind your efforts in Europe to stop this madness! Together, we can make people aware of the truth behind this corruption.

Thank you so much for all your efforts!

Much success,

Mary Kay Barton
P.O. Box 69
Silver Lake, NY 14549 USA
585-813-8173

January 18th, 2009

NederlandJoin EPAW

Dear Sirs,

We like to join the European Platform Against Windfarms.

At first we objected the wind turbines because of the fact that we found them to destroy the character of the landscape (rural country side) we live in.

Right now the sound emission and particularly the low frequency sound is our main concern because of the health risk involved since the turbines might be situated at no more than 400 m from housing.

This is based on the Dutch environmental standards of a minimum distance to housing of 4 times the shaft centre height (approx. 100 m for a 2 MW installation).

Since in several European countries it is the experience that distances should be at least 1200 to 1500 m to minimise hindrance and health risks, we hope that the Platform can help to get a European standard enforcing these distances.

Yours sincerely,

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Secretary BOLDOR
K. Mangnus
Elfde Wijk 30
7797HH Rheezerveen
Netherlands

January 18th, 2009

NederlandSubscription to EPAW

Dear EPAW organisers,

Thank you for this great initiative.

As a foundation against a planned windpark near Arnhem, the Netherlands, we are very happy with your intended actions towards the European Parliament. The Dutch government is currently said to prepare legislation to overrule municipalities that refuse to install wind turbines on their territory. Our politicians in The Hague are always trying to play best kid in the European class in the field of overhyped environmental 'protection', not seldom taking measurements that lead to environmental damage instead, such as is the case with wind energy. They need to be overruled themselves. So please accept our warmest support.

Sincerely,
Stichting Don Quichote
Lathum, Netherlands

January 17th, 2009

EnglandFamily In Deeping St Nicholas, England

Dear EPAW.

My Family, like the Porters in King City, Missouri, are also suffering from noise pollution from our nearby wind turbines. In our case 930 metres away. We do not have flicker, but we do have noise both inside and outside our home – that started within 3 days of the turbines becoming operational. We stopped even trying to sleep at home after 6 months and rented a house 5 miles away initially just to sleep in – as we believed that we could rest, study and work at our home.

This was not to be and in May 2007 we effectively abandoned our home on our farm to live 5 miles away. And my husband, a farmer too – now has to commute to work. My mother in law and father in law have stayed on the farm, in a bungalow about 500 yards away from what was our home. It is their home too, and has been for over 40 years. They now sleep badly, and find themselves suddenly awakened in the night. My mother in law describes the sensation as being like someone blowing in her ears, all the time, a presence, being restless. She has recently had to have a kidney out (not cancer) and found that she could rest and feel peaceful in hospital – and sleep all night – every night... what kind of indictment is that?

For ourselves once we moved away we physically felt much better, and stronger, and have used that strength to give presentations, talks and help others to understand across the UK on what can happen when these things – that don't even seem to do what they are supposed to very often... are erected too close to peoples homes.

Remember ours are nearly 3000 feet away and still we have had to leave our home.

We know of victims in Ireland, Italy, Australia, Canada, America and New Zealand, and we know of 23 other wind farms in the UK that are causing the same sort of experiences that we are suffering from.

Like the Porters we too are preparing a legal suit, but ours is not as far advanced as theirs is.

This so called Wind Farm has devastated our lives, and destroyed our hopes and dreams, our finances and significantly impacted on our health – with unknown long term effects just from the stress we are living under... all the time.

Without a legal case in the offing we would see no future for us..

We wish the Porter family every success.

Julian & Jane Davis
Spalding. UK

17. Januar 2009

DeutschlandBürgerinitiative Gegenwind Wendland

Ich möchte ebenfalls meine Unterstützungserklärung für diese sehr zu begrüßende Organisation abgeben. Wir haben hier im Wendland / Niedersachsen mit viel Einsatz gegen den Bau dieser sinnlosen Industrieanlagen gekämpft. Leider sind wir gescheitert und man installiert diese natur- und landschaftszerstörenden Monster in unserem Kreisgebiet.

Karl-Erich Höhne
Bürgerinitiative Gegenwind Wendland

January 17th, 2009

United StatesLetter in response to EPAW

To whom it may concern, EPAW

I am writing in response to what I see at your website, epaw.org. I am a friend and neighbor of Nina Pierpont, professional researcher into the health effects of windfarms in Malone NY, USA, and her husband Calvin Martin, a retired professor from Rutgers University and commited outspoken opponent of windfarms, both tirelessly investigating all the ramifications of this bizarre, invasive industry of windfarm construction.

I am strongly, favorably impressed with your righteous, direct and brilliantly articulate message to the European Union (which will, hopefully, be heard by the rest of the world as well) challenging the legitimacy of this proliferating industry. Over 100 windtowers were erected, in a hurry, near Calvin and Nina, an area I drive through now and then. They are truly hideous. They have converted an historically beautiful area of farmland into an industrial power generation site. The towers are enormous. They are causing a number of families to suffer significant health problems and, before long, move away. They were constructed with permission of the land owners, with a strong profit incentive offered to these rural, uninformed farmers and residents in this economically depressed county. All the issues presented at your website are coming to the forefront, and it is too, too late. Let anyone with ears to hear read your message and respond with a great shout to their governments.

Sincerely, and wishing you every success,

Tom Whitesell
Potsdam, NY, USA

January 16th, 2009

ItaliaDisastrous experience of the Wind Park

Committee Liberiamo il vento of Faeto (FG)

We are a group of over one hundred people who are very much appreciate your initiative and your activities.

We are Faeto, in the Province of Foggia, a municipality is considered, with its 866 m. s.l.m., the highest village in Apulia.

Our country was unspoiled and beautiful landscape until a few years ago when the local authority, which has also reconfirmed the elections of 2005, has acted, with a flash and without involving the least the people had been expected despite the Administrative Program l 'call the referendum on the subject, to build a wind farm.

The people of our country began to see a street of huge trucks and concrete mixers and dusty terrain vehicles that more and more internal and external roads and, with their frantic activity as unknown, were changing forever the features of our territory.

Began to stagliarsi on the ridges of our beautiful mountains, peppered with oak and beech forests, water sources as well as crystal fauna of absolute honor that includes wolves, boars and a vast variety of birds, some invasive giant senz'anima, placed without logic and visual harmony, which broke irreparably and forever the quiet of those places untouched and that created an environmental impact so devastating that it can not be accepted for any reason.

The wind farms were located in places that fall within or are adjacent to wooded areas of prime importance in areas classified as SIC and PUTT, areas that were included in the Parco dei Monti Dauni Meridionali without neglecting the fact that the 90% of our territory is subject to the constraints of the catchment area of Puglia and the Liri - Garigliano.

Etc.

email : faetolibera(at)libero.it

Visit our website : www.faetolibera.it

January 16th, 2009

United StatesWell done!

Well done!

Physicians are more and more realizing that erecting these colossal, spinning, low frequency noise generating machines in proximity to people's homes is creating a clinical nightmare for many of these people.

If EPAW needs my expertise in arguing this matter before the European Union, I would be happy to oblige.

Nina Pierpont, MD, PhD
New York
USA
www.windturbinesyndrome.com

January 16th, 2009

United StatesFamily in King City, Missouri

My family, like so many others, is in the middle of a Wind Monster nightmare. 27 giant wind monsters have been erected in every direction from our home of 15 years. 6 or 7 are as close as 1200 feet from our front door.

The noise, inside our home and outside, the shadow flicker, inside our home and outside, the loss in our farms equity, the loss in our farms marketability, etc. (I'm sure you've heard all this before), has ruined our lives, both health wise, as well as financially.

We teamed up with one of the biggest law firms in Kansas City, and tried to reach a fair settlement with the Wind Capital Group, but the WCG doesn't seem to care about the devastation they are forcing onto the American public. Our team of attorneys will file a lawsuit against the WCG and John Deere, as John Deere backed the project, (the first one in Missouri) financially, either today or Monday.

All we ever asked for, from the time they drove 3' stakes in the ground, was to move the Wind Monsters farther away from our home, and leave us alone, to enjoy the quiet country way of life that we worked so hard over the last 15 years to create.

I just got an email from Eric Rosenbloom with a link to your site. I plan on reading through your site, but if you all have anything that might help our cause, please let us know.

Thank you very much.

Charlie, Heather and Taylor Porter
www.porterquarterhorses.com

15 janvier 2009

FranceGorges, Défense de l'Environnement

Nous sommes une petite commune du Cotentin sacrifié par des centrales nucléaires et des lignes à très haute tension.

Et si comme cela ne suffisait pas, on nous massacre l'environnement avec des éoliennes inutiles.

Aussi bravo pour cet élan de solidarité, de tout cœur avec vous et nous ne baisserons pas les bras, le bon sens doit l'emporter.

Annick Fritot

FranceAssociation de Défense de l'Environnement des Monts du Forez

15 janvier 2009

Recevez, le soutien de l'Association de Défense de l'Environnement des Monts du Forez qui lutte contre un projet d'éoliennes industrielles à la limite des départements de la Loire (42) et du Puy de Dôme (63).

Ce projet contribuera à défigurer un peu plus les paysages Auvergnats attaqués de toutes parts, sans aucune retombée positive pour la planète.

Nous comptons sur votre action pour faire cesser cette folie.

FranceAPMS (Association de Protection de Menez Kelec'h et Saint-Gildas)

15 janvier 2009

Nous sommes heureux de constater le succès de l'EPAW, nous nous sentons moins seuls. Un grand merci à JL Butré.

Depuis plus de 2 ans nous subissons les nuisances vibro-acoustiques provoquées par 8 éoliennes de 120m de haut. Plus d'une centaine de personnes affectée, dans une zone située à la pointe du Finistère et qui compte à peine 30 habitants au Km2. Troubles du sommeil, céphalées occipitales, acouphènes, nervosité, angoisse, dépressions... Tous ces troubles sont attestés par une dizaine de médecins. A ce jour, malgré un procès en cours, des travaux d'insonorisation et un bridage des éoliennes selon certains vents (exigés par les services de l'état) la situation de nuisances est toujours aussi prégnante. Et le pire reste à venir, car le parc va s'agrandir de 9 autres éoliennes géantes qui elles aussi s'annoncent nocives (selon des études acoustiques). Les permis étant accordés depuis 2005 nous n'avons pas pu les faire annuler...

Cordialement à tous...

Marie-Josée Blouet
La présidente de l'APMS   menez.asso(at)orange.fr

14 janvier 2009

FranceSoutien

Madame, Monsieur,

Par ce présent mail j'apporte mon soutien à la lutte contre l'implantaton d'éoliennes qui défigurent notre paysage, dévaluent le prix de nos maisons, se révèlent dangereuses par projection de glace l'hiver ou par éclair d'orage et qui, au final, ne produisent que trop peu et sans maintenir de réelle moyenne productive pouvant remplacer à terme les centrales nucléaires.

Signé : Bertrand Brisset

January 14th, 2009

EnglandCFAG (Cotton Farm Action Group)

Your organisation was drawn to our attention by nearby action groups in our region.

We are fighting npower renewables (part of the RWE Group) who want to put 8 x 127m turbines in the middle of 5 villages 12 miles north west of the University City of Cambridge. Many homes and businesses would be about 600m from the nearest turbine. These turbines, if built, would be seen by many 10,000s people living and working inside 5 miles (8km).

The protest by local people has been very controlled and very effective in our campaign. We have very recently, and very unusually, learned our local planning authority has asked the developer to withdraw the planning application without it going before the planning committee. Currently we are waiting the response from npower to this very unusual situation.

We wish you every success in your endeavours in fighting to get renewable energy away from unsightly, unreliable and expensive wind power and onto more reliable, sustainable and properly financed power generation.

Bev Gray
CFAG Chair.
www.stopthewindfarm.org.uk

14 janvier 2009

FranceInscription

Recevez le soutien de l'association ACE pour votre action qui nous l'espérons fera prendre conscience à nos politiques de l'ineptie actuelle.

Bien cordialement.

Chantal Simon

January 14th, 2009

WalesSWATT (South Wales Alternatives to Turbines)

Our current objective is to successfully oppose the multiple wind farm applications which are affecting local inhabitants and offer support to similar organisations in other parts of Wales and the United Kingdom.

We fully agree with the overall need to call for a moratorium against any further wind farm developments throughout the EU.

We would be grateful if you would accept our application to join your organisation.

Signed
David Edwards
Chairman of Swatt.
www.swatt.org.uk

14 janvier 2009

FranceAutant en emporte le vent (ATEVE)

Bonjour,

Nous sommes une association de la région Auvergne. "Autant en emporte le vent" ATEVE.

Département du Cantal (nord du département sur la zone du plateau du Cézallier déjà touché par l'implantation des éoliennes d'Ardes-sur-Couze dans le Puy-de-Dôme dont nous sommes limitrophes).

Nous sommes sur le canton d'Allanche 15160 où un projet est en cours. Nous avons saisi le tribunal, sommes dans l'attente.

Nous sommes dans le Parc des Volcans où malheureusement les dirigeants sont pour les projets.

Association ATEVE (Autant en emporte le vent)

January 13th, 2009

Ireland - ÉireEPAW membership request

Hello EPAW,

Congratulations on your organisation.

NoEastClareWindfarm is a small association of individuals campaigning against destruction of deep mountain peatland by windfarm developers in the West of Ireland.

Visit our site www.noeastclarewindfarm.net for information about bogslide disasters, the destruction of peatland carbon stores and damage to habitats which are supposed to be protected as Natura 2000 sites.

Good luck EPAW, we need you.

Joseph Wheatley
County Clare, Ireland

FranceAssociation de Défense de l'Environnement de nos Régions (ADER)

12 janvier 2009

Bonjour,

Nous luttons actuellement contre un projet d'implantation de 4 éoliennes sur la commune d'Heugleville-sur-Scie (76) et c'est pourquoi nous souhaitons rallier votre plate-forme.

Julie CORDOVA
Présidente de l'ADER

January 11th, 2009

EnglandMessage of support

Dear EPAW

I am Linda Webster, Chairman of Save Our Stainmore (SOS) a local action group set up to fight the construction of 12 x 125 metre turbines within an AONB (designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) in Cumbria in the North of England.

We wish to give our full support to your project and we are convinced that by working together, opposition groups will become a force and a voice which the EU will not be able to ignore.

We are all threatened by the headlong rush to invest in windpower and to destroy precious countryside by constructing wind factories. Groups such as EPAW can combat the propoganda sent out by the wind lobby and remind people that wind is not a "green" solution - coal / gas fired power stations are not "turned off" because we have wind power - they have to keep running (inefficiently and thus creating more pollution).

The lives of those living close to wind factories are destroyed. There should be an immediate ban on construction of turbines closer than 2KM to the nearest residences as recommended by a French study into the health effects (the only serious study undertaken thus far).

If any other group wishes to contact us we would be pleased to work together with you. We are able to speak both French and German and would welcome contacts from across the EU.

Good luck to EPAW and you can count on our support.

Best regards

Linda Webster
www.saveourstainmore.co.uk

11 de enero de 2009

EspañaSolicitud de adhesión a la Plataforma EPAW

Queridos amigos:

Desde la Coordinadora d´Estudis Eòlics del Comtat nos alegramos de la creación de la Plataforma Europea Contra las Centrales Eólicas (European Platform Against Windfarms – EPAW) y solicitamos la admisión como socios en dicha Plataforma.

Somos una Asociación (inscrita en el Registro Nacional de Asociaciones) que engloba a los afectados por un proyecto eólico en la comarca de El Comtat, situada al norte de la provincia de Alicante.

El proyecto consiste en tres parques eólicos, con una potencia total de 100 MW que tienen previsto situar a tan solo un km. de distancia de 9 pueblos. Todos los parques se situan sobre monte público, invaden un Lugar de Interés Comunitario (LIC) y un Área de Importancia para las Aves (IBA) y ocupan el Área de Amortiguación de Impactos del Parque Natural de la Marjal de Pego-Oliva. Además la zona constituye un "corredor ecológico" entre los numerosos Parques naturales y zonas ZEPA que nos rodean.

En la zona afectada está contrastada la presencia de 22 especies de avifauna incluidas en el Catálogo Nacional de Especies Amenazadas (entre ellas el Águila Azor perdicera (Hieraaetus fasciatus)) y existen 26 abrigos con pinturas rupestres del Arte Levantino declarados Patrimonio de la Humanidad por la Unesco.

El proyecto se expuso a información pública en el año 2004 y, de momento, lo tenemos paralizado gracias a la fuerte movilización ciudadana (ya que se presentaron 40.000 alegaciones contra el proyecto) y a las denuncias que hemos puesto tanto ante la Justicia española como ante la Comisión europea. El Defensor del Pueblo de la Comunitat Valenciana (Sindic de Greuges) ha formulado diversas Resoluciones a nuestro favor solicitando que se declare esta zona como no apta para su aprovechamiento eólico. La Administración valenciana ha desoido las Recomendaciones del Síndic de Greuges y ha despreciado las quejas y denuncias vecinales y continúa interesada en que se lleve adelante el proyecto. Nosostros también continuamos con nuestra lucha.

Un saludo:

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Anna Climent i Montllor
www.zona14.org

EspañaPlataforma Civica Antimolins de Portbou i Colera (Catalunya) Spain

10 de enero de 2009

La Plataforma Cívica Antimolins de Portbou i Colera (PCAPIC), desitja unir-se a l'European Platform Against Windfarms.
El projecte de dos parcs eòlics a les carenes de les muntanyes dels dos pobles, situats en Xarxa Natura 2000, PEIN, ZEPA, LIC i properament parc Natural, amenaça aquest paratge ùnic i protegit amb la complicitat de les administracions autonòmica i estatal de Catalunya i Espanya, intentant amb aquesta complicitat a favor de les grans empreses del sector, burlar les lleis i normatives de protecció de l'espai aprovades i acceptades per les pròpies administracions.
És imprescindible una lluita conjunta a nivell Europeu, per tal d'acabar amb aquesta irracionalitat i il.legalitat en alguns projectes de parcs eòlics com els que ens afecta a nosaltres i a tants d'altres.

Atentament.

Sergi Gubert.
President de la PCAPIC


La Plataforma Cívica Antimolins de Portbou i Colera (PCAPIC), desea unirse a l'European Platform Against Windfarms.
El proyecto de dos parques eólicos en las carenas de las montañas de los dos pueblos, situados en Red Natura 2000, PEIN, ZEPA, LIC i proximamente parque natural, amenaza este paraje único y protegido con la complicidad de las administraciones autonómica y estatal de Catalunña y España , intentando con esta complicidad a favor de las grandes empresas del sector, burlar las leyes y normativas de protección de este territorio aprobadas y acceptadas por dichas administraciones.
Es imprescindible una lucha conjunta a nivel Europeo, a fin de acabar de una vez por todas con esta ilegalidad e irracionalidad en algunos de estos proyectos eólicos como este que nos afecta a nosotros y a muchos otros.

Atentamente.

Sergi Gubert.
Presidente de la PCAPIC

January 10th, 2009

NederlandJoin EPAW

Hello

It's a very good initiative to make this Euopean website. The different organisations can find each other and learn about experience. Please will you make a mention of our group.

Dorpsbelang Oudesluis
Werkgroep "In Oudesluis horen geen windmolens thuis"
www.dorpsbelangoudesluis.nl
North Holland - Netherlands

9 janvier 2009

FranceMessage de soutien

Etant donné le nombre de projets en cours et le nombre d'éoliennes déjà en activité dans le département de la Haute-Loire, les autorités locales appâtées par le gain laissent dénaturer les paysages des hauts plateaux du Mézenc ou d'autres sites emblématiques.
Les témoignages de personnes subissant les nuisances restent vains.

Nous vous encourageons dans la lutte contre ces projets éoliens qui apportent plus de nuisances que d'utilité.

Annick et Yves MOREL
FRANCE

9 de enero de 2009

EspañaUnirse a EPAW

Somos un colectivo llamado FAEC/BICAM (Facultad Autónoma de Etología Comparada y Biología de Campo) que formamos una Asociación cuyos estatutos especifican la defensa de la Naturaleza frente a los poderes públicos.

Solicitamos participar como grupo asociado a la EPAW para luchar contra la instalación de Parques Eólicos.

Atentamente

Unay Talara Robles y López
Decano de la FAEC/BICAM

Jan. 8th, 2009

EnglandSupport from SBWT (Stop Bickerton Wind Turbines) UK

Dear Sirs.

S B W T (Stop Bickerton Wind Turbine) is a group of residents and visitors who are opposing a developer's plans to site a group of turbines in an unspoilt area of great beauty situated about 20 kilometers south of Chester. The Committee have asked me to convey to you their very strong support for the initiative that you are taking.

We have been in operation for a year and have managed to delay the approval of an anemometer mast for about six months. At the moment we are waiting for the developer to erect the 60 meter mast, permission for which was given by the Planning Inspectorate last August.

SBWT wishes you every success with your endeavours and look forward to hearing about the progress you make.

Yours Sincerely,

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Michael Voisey
Chairman SBWT

7 janvier 2009

EspañaBonjour...: EPAW.ORG

Bonjour,

En Espagne, nous avons déjà plus de 12.000 éoliennes, et pourtant nos émissions de CO2 n'ont pas baissé. Nous n'avons pas non plus fermé de centrales thermiques ou nucléaires. Au contraire, nous contruisons davantage de centrales au gaz, car les éoliennes sont arrêtées quand il n'y a pas de vent, et quand il y en a elles produisent de façon incontrôlée selon ses caprices : il faut donc compenser leurs écarts de production en permanence. Ces ajustements continuels dans la production font que les centrales conventionnelles consomment plus de combustible à cause des éoliennes.

On estime que ces éoliennes tuent en Espagne environ 2.000 vautours fauves par an, de nombreux aigles, faucons et milans, et 500.000 autres oiseaux dont beaucoup de migrateurs. Les ornithologistes espagnols, dont beaucoup travaillent pour les centrales éoliennes (ils comptent les cadavres d'oiseaux), défendent les éoliennes plutôt que les oiseaux, parce que cela rapporte plus.

Nous ne voudrions pas voir la France commettre les mêmes erreurs.

Nous souhaitons à EPAW une bonne année 2009

José Miguel Canet
Coordinador, Iberica 2000
www.iberica2000.org

Jan. 7th, 2009

EnglandBWAG UK structural turbine failure pictures (05/01/09)

Good Morning

Thank you for posting this important information...

This adds to the case that these structures, especially when placed in close proximity to residents, all types of property and roads, have the potential to be extremely dangerous...

We fully support and welcome EPAW's call for a Moratorium and will gladly play an active role here in Lincolnshire and the UK to promote and publicise your absolutely essential campaign.

In addition, we are calling on the UK Government follow reasonable Health and Safety practice and establish a minimum 2 km safety zone to help negate any potential, future tragedies.

Again warm greetings from BWAG

Melvin Grosvenor
Chairman
Baumber WindFarm Action Group
www.bwag.co.uk

January 6th, 2009

NederlandAnnouncement

LS.

With pleasure we announce ourself as member of the EPAW.

In the province of Friesland there are 14 local groups. We will informate them about your organisation.

We wish you much luck with your work.

Hans Nauta,
secretary of St. GRFW.
Friesland - Netherlands

January 5th, 2009

EnglandUK structural turbine failure pictures (05/01/09)

Dear EPAW.

Firstly thank you for the great work you are doing in linking the many and growing windfarm action groups around Europe.

Conisholme

I am the webmaster for the BWAG (Baumber Windfarm Action Group) here in England and yesterday posted an interesting series of images together with an article covering the catastrophic structural failure of a relatively new turbine operated by Ecotricity in the north of Lincolnshire at Conisholme the weekend. There are numerous images and an article covering the situation that may be of interest to your readers. If you would like to link to this page or indeed use some individual images I would be pleased to send them to you.

Go to the Conisholme page:
http://www.bwag.co.uk/#/carnageatconisholme/4532461839

Please let me know if you are interested is using any of this content.

Regards

Windymill
webmaster

January 4th, 2009

Nederland 

We wish you a lot of success in your good work!!!!

WynturbinesNEE
Friesland - Netherlands

4 janvier 2009

FranceInscription

Bravo pour ce site Européen,

La réaction des habitants européens qui subissent les nuisances des éoliennes depuis plusieurs années ou qui luttent pour éviter l'implantation de ces monstruosités industrielles est très importante pour démontrer que l'éolien n'est pas la solution pour l'énergie renouvelable.

Nous aussi nous luttons pour éviter l'implantation de 12 éoliennes sur notre commune de Beauche (28 Eure-et-Loir) et certainement de deux communes limitrophes.

Mais comme tout le monde nous sommes confrontés aux mensonges et à la désinformation de la plupart des élus concernés.

Mais ce n'est pas ce genre d'attitude qui nous fera baisser les bras.

Courage à tous.

APECB
Le président
Jérôme Galko

January 4th, 2009

WalesWindfarms in Wales, UK

I have compaigned for a number of years about these matters and in particular the effect upon equestrian rights of way through these windfarms.

You may care to look at my website which is www.powysbridleways.co.uk

Best wishes and I support your efforts.

Yours sincerely,

Brian Matthews

3 de enero de 2009

Puerto RicoRegistro a EPAW

Saludos, reciban nuestro apoyo y solidaridad desde Guayanilla, Puerto Rico.

La Coalición Pro Bosque Seco Ventanas Verraco lleva a cabo una lucha ambiental-comunitaria contra el establecimiento del parque eólico Windmar en Guayanilla al suroeste de Puerto Rico.

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Dicho parque eólico atenta contra el Bosque Seco de Guanica designado como Patrimonio de la Humanidad por la UNESCO. Además es una seria amenaza contra las comunidades vecinas y no resolverá el problema energetico de Puerto Rico.

Estamos con ustedes. Felicidades en el 2009. Adelante.

José F. Sáez Cintrón
Portavoz Coalicion Pro Bosque Seco Ventanas Verraco
Guayanilla, Puerto Rico

January 3rd, 2009

United States 

EPAW,

Good luck in 2009, as we attempt to enlighten the Obama administration here in the US... otherwise it's 500,000 turbines from Texas to the Canadian border.

Neil Driscoll, Planning Chair, Town of Fulton, Schoharie County, New York, US

January 2nd, 2009

Norge - NoregMembership

To Jean-Louis Butré

Along the Norwegian coast, there are plans for more then 4.000 windturbines. Today only a few is erected. Although there are given licence for 18 new plants with app. 500 turbines, they are not build yet. Probably of economic reasons. Anyway - when a plan for a turbineplant is announced, a protestorganisation is immediately created. Together 20 such local groups is formed today, under the unbrella: Stopp Rasering Av Kysten (Stop the raze of our coast)

I represend one of those: MOTVIND.org and work to stop a plan for 75 gigaturbines in one of the finest areas along our coast: Sleneset. (MOTVIND means headwind in Norwegian) An archipelago of untouched nature, rich fauna and the highest density of horned owl in Europe. The area is widely used by seakayakers like myself.

Best regards

Bjørn Økern

January 1st, 2009

NederlandAgainst windfarms EPAW

Dear sir,

This is my message to you. I am against windfarms while our government do not want to invest in other energyforms like solarenergy because all the energyfirms in Holland (and Gouvernement) will not earn enough money if everybody have his own sun/solar power system on his roof of the house. They want to spend a lot of tax money from the inhabitants of Holland so they can build windfarms, and let the energyprices race until the sky. I wonder if there is anybody who has a clear mind and stop this stupidness.

Kind regards,

Arrien van Scheijndel

31. Dezember 2008

DeutschlandMessages de soutien

Dear friends,

Gegenwind Neuendorf-Sachsenbande and Gegenwind Schleswig-Holstein wish all "wind warriors" a lot of courage and success.

A very big THANK YOU to EPAW for the masterly achievement to found the european platform in that short time. We wish all of you a lot of fighting spirit.

Happy New Year from northern Germany!

Most passionately
Jutta Reichardt

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www.gegenwind-neuendorf.dewww.gegenwind-sh.de

Chers Amis,

Gegenwind Neuendorf-Sachsenbande et Gegenwind Schleswig-Holstein souhaitent bon courage et bonne réussite aux opposants des éoliennes industrielles.

Un très grand MERCI à l'EPAW pour ce tour de force de fonder cette plateforme européenne dans les plus brefs délais. Nous vous envoyons nos meilleurs vœux de pugnacité.

Bonne Année de l'Allemagne du Nord !

Amicalement
Jutta Reichardt

30 décembre 2008

België - BelgiqueCongratulations to EPAW

Here in Belgium, we support the European movement which opposes the useless development of so-called « windfarms » everywhere on the continent, destroying landscapes, even to the very heart of Natura 2000 areas (it goes as far as that here in Wallonia) ruining neighbours and their health, without the slightest advantage in terms of reduction of CO2 emissions.

When will our politicians at all levels, stop taking stupid demagogic measures, just to show that they do something!

E. Plumat
Coordinator AIR LIBRE

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Félicitations... et bravo à vous

Ici en Belgique, nous soutenons le mouvement européen qui s'oppose a la multiplication inutile des centrales éoliennes sur tout le territoire, détruisant les paysages jusqu'au cœur des zones « Natura 2000 » (et oui, en Belgique et plus spécifiquement en Wallonie, cela va jusque-là !), ruinant les riverains et leur santé, sans le moindre avantage en matière de réduction des GES (gaz à effet de serre).

Quand donc nos politiques, à tous les niveaux, cesseront-ils de prendre des mesures démagogiques aussi stupides ?

E. Plumat
Coordinateur AIR LIBRE

29 décembre 2008

België - BelgiqueÉoliennes

Chers Amis,

Votre combat contre les implantations anarchiques d'éoliennes est également le nôtre qui ne sommes, en Belgique, que de simples particuliers mais bien au courant des dangers que ces implantations suscitent et des bénéfices plantureux que les industriels de l'éolien se mettent dans la poche par augmentations scandaleuses des factures d'électricité, avec la bénédiction des autorités politiques et sans le moindre effet bénéfique dans la réduction des gaz à effet des serre.

Vos actions devraient être reconnues par la Loi comme étant un acte de SAUVEGARDE DU PATRIMOINE FRANCAIS ET EUROPEEN
CONTINUEZ;
TOUS ENSEMBLE NOUS GAGNERONS !

Je vais quant à moi, dès janvier prochain me pencher avec attention sur la composition des membres des conseils d'administration de ces vendeurs de vent !

Amicalement vôtre

Roland J.A.Collignon
Walcourt – Belgique

December 29th, 2008

EspañaQueremos ser socios de EPAW

La Mesa de Albacete para el desarrollo racional de la energia eolica (M.A.D.R.E.E.), deseamos inscribirnos en la Plataforma Europea pues compartimos totalmente vuestras ideas y propuestas en contra de la instalacion salvaje de centrales eolicas en Espana y en Europa.

Pedro Antonio Serrano Gomez
Secretario de la M.A.D.R.E.E.

December 28th, 2008

ItaliaÉnergie éolienne

The italian chapter of Mountain Wilderness International is with you and share the reasons of your fight.

Carlo Alberto Pinelli
Honorary President of Mountain Wilderness Italy
Guarantor of Mountain Wilderness International

December 27th, 2008

United StatesJoining EPAW

I had filled something out to join back in October, it must have gotten lost in Cyberspace.

My name is Anne Britton, Chairperson of We Oppose Windfarms. I am currently constructing a new site. I have one at we-oppose-windfarms.tripod.com. The other has had server problems weopposewindfarms.org. My email address is WOW2(at)wildblue.net.

I have been a "wind warrior" as we sometimes refer to ourselves as for about 5 years now. I have helped and networked with people and groups all over the world. I am very pleased to see SOCME on your list... I will have to take a visit. I miss corresponding with Mal Davies. He was an inspiration to me and I am sure to many others. We emailed frequently and he was always full of encouragement when I felt like giving up the battle. He always reinforced all of the positive steps I had made. Although we are on opposite sides of the globe, I felt that we had known each other.

I have been very active all over the state of New York, USA. I participated in the Albany Tea Party in February 2006... we had a press conference in the legislative office building then visited our representative all day in fifteen minute increments. We made the statement that we were paying a tax that was not voted on by our representative which in turn was going to the wind developers.
(www.legislativegazette.com). It is against the US Constitution to tax without proper representation.

In May 2007 I held an International Summit on the top of the Tug Hill Plateau, surrounded by 196 1.65 MW Vesta Turbines, 405' in the air. There are videos of the site on You Tube. I believe searching Tug Hill Wind and Flat Rock you will find some.

THIS WEEK!!! The office trailers belonging to the wind developer want to be in my town, Brandon, NY, USA have been hauled away... What a great holiday gift, even though we still reamin on the interconnection queue as a prposed project. Noble Environmental Power will be dissolving it's assets as a consequence of Leahman Brothers' bankruotcy filed in September. It was their holding company.

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The wind fight has been an interesting journey...... hope to be able to get even more involved world wide and utilize my years of research.

Thank you all for what you have done and what you are going to do...

Most passionately,

Anne Britton

25 décembre 2008

België - BelgiqueL'union fait la force

C'est notre devise nationale belge. Et c'est sans doute également un excellent qualificatif pour la nouvelle plateforme EPAW qui démarre très bien. Chez nous en Belgique le développement éolien est un modèle d'irrationalité. Il y a l'état fédéral qui est responsable des engagements pris par la Belgique vis-à-vis de l'Union européenne, et qui gère l'éolien off-shore, mais pas l'éolien à l'intérieur des terres, quelle que soit la région…

Notre pays regroupe trois Régions autonomes en matière de mise en œuvre des programmes énergétiques. D'où quatre systèmes de subsidiation (« certificats verts ») avec celui du fédéral, qui sont incompatibles et qui engendrent, spécialement dans notre belle Région wallonne, une véritable course au lucre de la part de promoteurs peu scrupuleux, insensibles aux nuisances multiples pour la population, le patrimoine paysager et monumental et l'avifaune. Et l'autorité régionale d'encourager cette course folle sans la moindre restriction spécifique : construire une centrale éolienne en Wallonie s'avère bien plus facile que de construire un logement !

Nous voulons qu'un vent de raison souffle dans notre belle Région pour arrêter ces ignominies et « faire entendre raison ».

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Together we're strong !
Pour VentdeRaison (ventderaison.com)
guido van velthoven

25 décembre 2008

FranceÉolien scandaleux nord Creuse/sud Allier

Association Viersatous

Bonjour,

Nous habitons une petite commune au nord de la Creuse à 4 km de l'Allier (330 habitants environ) où il n'y a pas de vent.

Nous sommes menacés à moins de 600 m des habitations, sans concertation des habitants, par l'installation gigantesque d'un parc éolien top secret !!!!!! des maires, de la communauté de communes, du député, du préfet, dont les courriers réponses sont toujours hors sujet, etc...

Nous voulons rompre ce secret et vous rejoindre...

Merci.

24 décembre 2008

France 

De tout cœur avec vous pour lutter contre le "massacre à l'éolien", je serai à vos côtés pour vous aider tant que je le pourrai, bien à vous et bon courage.

Jacques Pernoud

24 décembre 2008

FranceÉoliennes

Région : Haute-Vienne Limousin

Habitants d'une commune dans un Parc Naturel Régional où il y a peu de vent, nous aussi sommes menacés par des éoliennes gigantesques. Nous vous félicitons pour votre action et voudrions rejoindre EPAW.

Roger et Liz Chafer

23 décembre 2008

FranceLaissons le vent tranquille !

Bravo pour cette initiative qui rendra encore plus lisible l'opposition à l'éolien industriel sur l'Europe.

Bon courage et continuons de nous défendre des envahisseurs qui n'ont qu'une idée en tête se faire un maximum d'argent sur le dos des contribuables et des consommateurs. La planète, ils s'en fichent comme d'une guigne.

La crise des marchés financiers avec sa cohorte d'anomalies et d'arrangements montre bien où l'avidité d'argent peut mener au détriment des êtres humains, de leur environnement et de la planète.

Madeleine Signolet

23 décembre 2008

FranceAccord parfait

Bonjour,

Adhérent FED, ADERE, VENT DE COLÈRE, vous renouvelle ses félicitations pour le travail effectué et pour votre vigilance permanente devant la destruction programmée du territoire.

Joyeux Noël et meilleurs vœux de pugnacité pour 2009,

Jean-Joseph Richard

23 décembre 2008

FranceToutes mes félicitations pour la création de l'EPAW

Et tous mes vœux de succès pour cette vraie cause citoyenne.

La crise économique et financière actuelle rend encore plus nécessaire la prise de conscience la plus large possible qu'il faut cesser de gaspiller en subventionnant inutilement l'éolien industriel.

Bonne nouvelle année. Bon courage pour les animateurs de cette union.

Michel Prévost

December 22nd, 2008

Scotland 

Congratulations on the achievement of more than 100 signatories in such a short time.

Best wishes for Christmas and wishing EPAW continued success in 2009.

Kind Regards

Yours sincerely,

Mary Young
EVAG

22. Dezember 2008

DeutschlandAnmeldung EPAW

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,

mit Interesse habe ich Ihren offenen Brief gelesen und kann mich Ihren Ausführungen nur voll und ganz anschließen.

Ich selbst bin Vorsitzender einer Interessengemeinschaft gegen die Errichtung mehrerer 173 m hohen Windkraftanlagen in meinem Gemeindebereich.

Eine Anlage mit 184 m Höhe haben wir bereits erfolgreich vor dem Verwaltungsgericht in Regensburg abweisen können.

In unserem Apell gegen den Bau von 5 WKA des Typ Enercon 82 mit einer Nabenhöhe von 138 m und einem Rotordurchmesser von 82 m (Gesamthöhe 179 m) haben sich bisher über 1000 Bürgerinnen und Bürger unterschriftlich gegen den Bau des Windparks ausgesprochen.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen

Peter Kasseckert
Vorsitzender der IG Windkraftgegner Mähring

22 décembre 2008

FranceAdhésion à EPAW

Région : Normandie, Manche

Simple citoyenne subissant les nuisances des éoliennes depuis 2004 !

Germaine Dupont

21 décembre 2008

FranceÉoliennes

L'association RABODEAU ENVIRONNEMENT qui milite pour un vrai développement durable, respectueux des paysages et de ses habitants, de la paix sociale et d'un développement économique favorisant le tourisme vert dans les montagnes vosgiennes, vous félicite pour votre action et vous apporte son soutien moral.

Les éoliennes industrielles n'ont pas leur place sur les crêtes des Vosges ; mais malheureusement les projets fleurissent...

Le président Claude Brocard

December 20th, 2008

EnglandJoin EPAW

We are fighting against 4 x 100m turbines in a very rural area of Devon.

I am the spokesperson. Jessie Morton.

GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR CAMPAIGN!!!

December 17th, 2008

United StatesGreetings from the U.S.A.

We are a group of citizens in the Western part of New York State in the USA. The name of our group is Citizens for a Healthy Rural Neighborhood (CHRN). Our area is a beautiful rural and farming part of the U.S., and it is being threatened by many Industrial Wind developments. Our town government of Perry, NY has been solicited and is considering placing 410 foot tall turbines just 1500 feet from the foundations of our homes. We have been active politically, with some success, but our fight is far from over.

We believe that the only effective weapons that we have against the false promises of the wind developers are truth and public opinion.

We gain strength in joining with others, and welcome your invitation. We support your struggle. Please keep us informed of your activities.

Valary Sahrle
Spokesperson
CHRN

December 16th, 2008

WalesPlease can we join up too!

Dear EPAW

Firstly thank you very much indeed for this European initiative to fight windfarm developments! We can see no good, only harm coming from these.

I represent CURB (Conservation of Upland Radnorshire and Breconshire). Our lovely Welsh countryside is being threatened by 4 current applications and possibly a further 15 separate windfarms, most over 50MW installed capacity.

We have approximately 100 members, growing fast!

Our special interest is the carbon equation. Work done by CURB has shown that windfarm developments produce more carbon that they save. Our argument is evolving all the time as we gather more information but the current state of it is attached. Any other group is welcome to use this information.

Please contact me, Sarah Myhill, for any further information!

Best wishes, good luck and we are right behind you!

Sarah Myhill
CURB

Città S. Angelo, december 16th, 2008

Italia 

ALTURA is happy to join EPAW, as we already wrote to you.

We strongly wish that EU will accept the proposal of a moratorium in relation to construction of windfarms.

Our website is in preparation.

Sincerely yours

Stefano Allavena
President of Altura

December 16th, 2008

Canada 

Congratulations on the formation of EPAW! There is strength in numbers. Your voice will be heard worldwide and will help those of us in other parts of the world who are fighting to keep our countryside as it should be; unspoiled by ineffectual industrial wind turbine development. We need to reclaim our homes and rights from wind developers and misinformed politicians.

Industrial wind in not healthy for children and other living things
Lorrie Gillis
Preserve Grey Highlands
member of Wind Concerns Ontario
Canada

15. Dezember 2008

DeutschlandDanksagung und Info

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,
liebe Freunde und Mitstreiter,

mit großer Freude habe ich die Nachricht über die Gründung erhalten.
Es ist für uns Bürger von absoluter Notwendigkeit, dass wir uns europaweit gegen den bürger- und wirtschaftsfeindlichen Energiewahn wehren.
Windindustrieanlagen sind da - neben anderen Unsinn - die absolute Perversion.

Ich habe es mir erlaubt, alle der Volksinitiative "Gegen die Massenbebauung Brandenburgs mit Windrädern" zugehörigen Bürgerinitiativen und Vereinen zu empfehlen, dem epaw beizutreten.
Auch der Vi ansich werde ich empfehlen den Beitritt zu vollziehen.
Das werden wir zeitnah abstimmen.

Weiterhin habe ich allen - in meiner Email- Sammlung befindlichen - europaweiten BIn und Vereinen diesen Schritt empfohlen.
(nebenher auch vielen Bundestags- und Landtagsabgeordenten, Bürgermeistern und sonstigen Politikern/ Amtsinhabern diese erfreuliche Nachricht zukommen lassen - ob es immer Freude bringt oder auch nicht)

Ideologie ersetzt keine Energie!

mit herzlichem Dank und vielen Grüßen

Wolfgang Neumann
BI Gegenwind Golzow
Sprecher der VI gegen die Massenbebauung Brandenburgs mit Windrädern

December 15th, 2008

WalesWindfarms

Hello,

I would like to support the Moratorium against windfarms. I live in North Wales, U.K. and we are being greatly threatened by the construction of many more windfarms in this area.

There are a number of action groups in North Wales who have been campaigning against windfarms for the past 8 years.

With best wishes,

Judy Young

December 15th, 2008

Scotland 

Sirs, I have just been alerted to the existence of EPAW and its website. I have campaigned vigorously against wind farm development in a range of hills in central Scotland called the Ochils. Developments have already been approved defiling the scenic beauty of this lovely range of hills and the Scottish landscape in general is under threat from further schemes.

If EPAW can do anything to make politicians at local and national level around the world realise how destructive wind farms are, then more power to its elbow. We are rushing headlong down a path which will irreparably harm some of our most treasured landscapes and it must be stopped.

Peter Evans

December 14th, 2008

United StatesGuest membership

Yes, I do understand the difference between North America and Europe.

We are one of the top ten referenced web sites and organizations in the USA. Please grant our guest membership if you can. Thank you, and best wishes!

As well, I have taken an executive position in a forming organization called AWED - Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions, which will rank energy generation sources on all cost/benefit measures, but not until we have reviewed and compiled all of the measurements. Stay tuned!

Save Western OhioTom Stacy
Save Western Ohio
tstacy(at)savewesternOH.org
www.savewesternoh.org

December 14th, 2008

AustraliaWe support you

Dear Colleagues

We support your request for a Moritorium against wind farm development and more specifically we agree completely with the crafting of the draft open letter to the European Institutions.

We are resident in Australia. Our numbers are not as great as the combined European Community. Never the less, our experiences are the same.

Humans are ultimately dependant on a healthy environment for their well being and over time civilisation has developed an array of mechanisms to acheve this. Now, many years on, we have arrived at a situation where governments, companies and consultants contrive to overcome these protective measures by hiding Consequences.

We need to expose these practices and reveal the true consequences and short comings. If the greater public were properly informed, they too would see the weight of the argument.

We support your efforts all the way.

Regards
Kathy Russell
Spokesperson, Barrabool Hills Landscape Guardians Inc
Victoria, Australia

December 14th, 2008

Australia 

Good afternoon

The Carrajung and Blackwarry Residents Against Windfarms (Australia) congratulates EPAW for this initiative. The international support shows that there is a need to mount an international forum against the construction of windfarms. The present international political climate seems to be driven by asinine groups which have no concept of all of the problems that they are unleashing on the populations, wildlife and environment.

NO Wind Farms For Carrajung -BlackwarryGood luck with your future success and I hope that this initiative will expand to an international basis.

Terry Vincent
President
Carrajung and Blackwarry Residents against WindFarms
www.carrajungwindfarms.com

December 12th, 2008

England 

Hello,

I received the information about EPAW from Jane Davis in Lincolnshire UK.

I give you my unreserved support in your aims and objectives. It is admirable that such a group has been formed to fight this disease which is getting worse by the day and due to develop into a plague unless one voice, on the international stage, rather than individuals or small groups trying to fight the speculators at a local level is galvanized into action, and so, hopefully, put a stop to the insane obsession of erecting windfarms on every piece of land they can.

My house is overlooked by a windfarm (Wharrels hill, north Cumbria, UK) which is some 800m away. Our lives have been put into complete turmoil with noise and flicker for over a year. The developers seem not to want to interest themselves with our problems and we appear to be fighting a losing battle against these monstrosities which, as well as ruining our well-being and quality of life, are uneconomic, destroy the environment, affect tourism, kill wildlife and add thousands of tones of CO2 to the atmosphere through the process used to create concrete for the bases. Yet all governments in the EU are adamant that the development of these useless structures must go ahead.

I therefore applaud the forming of such a group which I sincerely hope will form into a very powerful body which will raise issues at the highest level and bring about a turnaround in the stupid thinking of both the European Parliament and also governments of individual states.

Keep up the good work and may I request that my Email address be put on file so that I may receive updates from you when appropriate.

Yours sincerely,

Ron Williams

December 10th, 2008

Scotland 

Messieurs,

Many thanks for inviting us to join EPAW, which we have no hesitation in doing as we feel that the time is so right for unity.

I have alerted our colleagues in other parts of Europe and in the USA, and they in turn will inform others, in order that everyone is aware of EPAW's good work.

We fully support the draft letter to the European Institutions.

I have attached the EVAG logo and details below.

Wishing EPAW every success.

Sincerely,

Mary Young
Secretary - EVAG
evaguk(at)gmail.com

LogoEndrick Valley Action Group
West Stirlingshire, Scotland

December 10th, 2008

CanadaEuropean Platform Against Windfarms (EPAW).

Congratulations! Our group CORT, Coalition of Residents - Tiny, is in Ontario, Canada, and we are excited about your new formation. We also are part of the 29 organizations across Ontario that united in our opposition to industrial wind turbine facilities.

It will be a great opportunity for all of us to tell the world the truth about wind turbines and their impact. Fight the good fight.

Al Taylor, Director, Coalition Of Residents-Tiny (CORT)
2146 Tiny Beaches Rd N.
RR # 3 Penetanguishene Ont. L9M 1R3
PH/ Fax 705-533-1215
E mail info(at)cort.ca
www.cort.ca

« Truth needs no laws to support it.
Only lies require laws to force them upon the public. »

December 9th, 2008

United KingdomMessage

Dear Friends

Country Guardian congratulates the European Platform Against Windfarms on their formation which enables campaigners in Europe and worldwide to further unite in opposition to the destruction of our common rural and historical heritage by industrial wind turbines.

Good planning is about balance. The irreparable ecological damage, loss of amenity and distressing divisions within communities caused by industrial wind turbines far outweigh any benefit of their insignificant and unreliable contribution to our energy needs.
Their tiny, intermittent and unpredictable output of electricity and negligible CO2 savings cannot possibly justify the huge sacrifice of that most finite resource - our unspoilt and unrenewable countryside.

It is our duty to protect our rural heritage for present and future generations from such gross and unnecessary industrialization.

You have our total support and we shall be delighted to join the EU Platform.

Yours sincerely

Angela Kelly
Chairman, Country Guardian

December 9th, 2008

Message of support

I wholeheartedly support a European dimension to the fight against wind farms and live in hope that we may have success in stopping these monstrosities blighting our nations.

John Ferguson

December 8th, 2008

CanadaCongratulations on the Formation of "EPAW"
And Support From Ontario Wind Concerns "OWC"

Good day / Bonjour,

Wind Concerns Ontario, a group of 29 (currently) local citizens groups in the province of Ontario, Canada, sends our notice of support to the European Platform Against Windfarms.

We banded together as we recognized that individually we were facing the same issues in every community. Your organization is an indication that globally we face the same issues in every community, country, and continent.

This letter of support is copied to our membership so they may view the link to your webpage at www.epaw.org

The EPAW members may be interested in viewing the link to our webpage at www.windconcernsontario.org

You may use this message to indicate our support of EPAW and may edit as needed.

Bill Palmer
A Member of Wind Concerns Ontario

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