30 Jul '13, 3pm

Good to hear this... Anti-wind farm propaganda dismissed by Advertising Standards Agency via @Renewab…

Good to hear this... Anti-wind farm propaganda dismissed by Advertising Standards Agency via @Renewab…

In a significant victory for the UK wind sector over anti-wind propagandists, the UK Advertising Standards Authority have banned a leaflet stating that a 5.4MW wind farm planned for Wiltshire would depress house prices. The campaigners from ‘Stop Grange Farm Wind Farm’ have become the latest in a number of UK anti-wind groups to fall foul of the ASA. The group had distributed a leaflet claiming that values of homes in the area of West Ashton near Trowbridge would fall if a three-turbine project was allowed to proceed. However, the owner of the land upon which the planned wind farm is to be built claimed that the leaflet’s content was misleading and could not be substantiated. She also stated that the leaflet exaggerated the scale of the turbines and the distance between them and nearby houses. Her complaints were vindicated when, in a potentially significant ruling for oth...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/antiwind-f...

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