Wind power faces a formidable opponent

Wind power is being subject to an effective scare campaign similar to that executed against the carbon tax. Even though the people involved represent a small minority they are influential.

Vestas, the largest global manufacturer of wind turbines has chosen Australia to launch a global campaign against wind power misinformation entitled Act on Facts.  The campaign involving the website http://www.actonfacts.org appears to stem from a frustration that unfounded concerns or half truths about wind farms are managing to spread and become accepted by an important segment of the community.  

According to Vestas’ public affairs director in Australia, Ken McAlpine, a number of groups opposed to wind farms,

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