Get real, Vestas
With over 49,000 turbines installed in 70 countries, Vestas is becoming acutely aware that people living near their products are reacting to loss of property values, health problems and avian mortality. So, Vestas produced this 2-minute “Act on Facts” video that shows a young girl cycling through the countryside with soothing background music, while the voice over attributes reactions against wind power to the power of negative emotions, flatly denies the claims against wind turbines, and claims that they can save the planet.
Anti-wind groups, including Ontario Wind Resistance, responded to Vestas’ disingenuous message with an 8:48 effort “on behalf of wind turbine victims everywhere”, that takes clips from the Vestas video, interjects “real facts” with quotes from wind turbine victims, unflattering photos of wind farms, medical effects of the wind turbine syndrome, animal deaths, 2,000 international anti-wind groups, stating that turbines are uneconomical and create more CO2.
Here’s Vestas’ pitch: <http://actonfacts.org/videos/act-on-facts/>
Here’s our response: <http://ontario-wind-resistance.org/2013/11/07/get-real-vestas/>