Germany’s “Green Sleaze” … Wind Industry’s “Corruption Of Greens, Environmental Groups, Local Pols…”, by Pierre Gosselin. The latest hardcopy issue of Germany’s flagship news magazine Der Spiegel reports:
[O]ne of Germany’s most prolific environmentalists, … talks of “hundreds of local citizens’ initiatives” that are now mobilizing against wind projects … as many traditional environmentalists now rail against what they view as a “corruption of green party members, environmental groups, local politicians and city councils.”
The Greens are the new corrupt elite, and older greens don’t like it:
Leading environmental activists today are now saying: “The color of sleaze is no longer black, rather it is green.”
The environmental movement has become so disunified, Spiegel writes, that once diehard nuclear energy opponents have now switched to protesting wind turbines, as many planning boards ignore concerns of the citizens and attempt to steamroll projects through against the public will. …
Often the nearby residents and citizens pay heftily through lost property values, health issues from infrasound, and high electricity prices. Invariably only very few benefit at all.
“The money of the little guy, who has to pay billions for renewables, is diverted into the pockets of some large property owners.”