The following comments were submitted to the Department of Planning and Land Use in San Diego County California in opposition to Iberdrola-Tule Wind LLC's request for amendments to the County's General Plan, the local Community Plan, and to the existing and draft revised Wind Energy Ordinance. The comment letter was prepared by Attorney Stephan Walker on behalf of several grass-roots non-profit groups.
This report of the results of Dr. Michael Nissenbaum's investigation into turbine noise impacts on residents living near the Mars Hill ME and Vinalhaven ME wind energy facilities was presented at the 10th International Congress on Noise as a Public Health Problem (ICBEN) 2011 in London.
This report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) provides an update to a 2008 report that provided a detailed direct federal financial interventions and subsidies in energy markets in fiscal year (FY) 2007. The value of direct federal financial interventions and subsidies in energy markets doubled between 2007 and 2010, growing from $17.9 billion to $37.2 billion. The growth in expenditures to renewables is substantial compared to other fuel types.
Epidemiologist Carl V. Phillips explores the debate concerning wind turbines and their impact on human health. The abstract and conclusions of his paper are posted below. To read Dr. Phillips full paper, click on the link at the bottom of this page.
This letter, prepared by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, details guidelines to the Town of Falmouth on conducting background noise levels. The Mass DEP explains its preference for sound surveys to be attended by trained personnel who can ensure the readings recorded by the equipment are not contaminated by transient noise sources.
On 27 October 2010 the Senate referred the following matter to the Senate Community Affairs Committees for inquiry and report. A full report of the committee's findings can be accessed through the links on this page.
The annual wind market report is an important document for those tracking trends in the U.S. wind industry. The report provides information on wind energy's performance and cost in key regions of the country and explains economic and social forces impacting industry growth.
This complaint was filed with the Maine Public Utility on behalf of ratepayers and members of the Fox Islands Electric Cooperative ("FIEC") aggrieved by unreasonable practices engaged in and unreasonable rates charged by FIEC.
The Federal Member for Hume, Alby Schultz has written to Premier O'Farrell requesting an immediate moratorium on any further wind turbine development in New South Wales pending a possible public inquiry. An excerpt of his speech before the House of Representatives is below. The full speech can be accessed by clicking on one of the links at the bottom of the page.
This memorandum analyzes overall energy production relative to energy tax incentives available across energy sources. To complete this analysis, Congressional Research Service (CRS) compiled data on primary energy production and the cost of energy-related tax provisions. The analysis was confined to the broad categories of fossil fuels and renewables and includes only federal tax incentives. Other types of federal financial support for energy, such as research and development (R&D) funding are not included in the analysis below.