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Articles by Mike Barnard

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Courts worldwide reject anti-wind experts and their evidence

Courts worldwide reject anti-wind experts and their evidence

The EPI just published a full report of my research into anti-wind court cases in the USA, Canada, the British Isles, Australia and New Zealand.

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Wind energy beats nuclear, CCS for global warming mitigation

Wind energy beats nuclear, CCS for global warming mitigation

The myth is that only nuclear can be scaled to sufficient capacity to reduce the impacts of global warming should be ignored.

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Solar energy towers: Harvesting R&D dollars for decades

Solar energy towers: Harvesting R&D dollars for decades

Energy towers have been back in the hype cycle, specifically with the misnamed Solar Wind Energy Tower, which has nothing to do with solar.

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How wrong can a press release for an anti-wind rally be?

How wrong can a press release for an anti-wind rally be?

The answer: very. In this particular anonymous anti-wind media release Mike Barnard counts – and counters – 13 wind energy whoppers.

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Wind farm fear mongering: It's enough to make you sick

Wind farm fear mongering: It’s enough to make you sick

New report reaffirms anti-wind propaganda such as that spread by Sarah Laurie might cause greater health impacts than wind farms themselves.

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Abandoned turbines: Another Madigan wind energy myth debunked

Abandoned turbines: Another Madigan wind energy myth debunked

The latest quotable claim by anti-wind lobbyists is that 1 in 20 wind turbines worldwide are permanently inactive. It’s wrong, as usual.

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Bad day in court for anti-wind campaigner Sarah Laurie

Bad day in court for anti-wind campaigner Sarah Laurie

A look at the 2011 court testimony of the Waubra Foundation’s medical director shows why few anti-wind ‘experts’ appear under oath.

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More wind energy myths debunked: Madigan claims put to the test

More wind energy myths debunked: Madigan claims put to the test

In his ‘fight’ against wind energy, DLP Senator John Madigan has spared no thought for the facts. How many whoppers has he told?

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Want to save 70 million birds a year? Build more wind farms

Want to save 70 million birds a year? Build more wind farms

Wind turbines contribute very few avian fatalities. In fact, replacing the world’s fossil fuel generation with wind energy would save tens of millions of birds.

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Fourteen wind energy myths debunked

Fourteen wind energy myths debunked

In one short radio interview, a prominent anti-wind campaigner managed to utter 14 whoppers about wind energy in Australia. The reality is that wind energy is cheap and is saving Australian consumers money.