Compliments of Andrew Chapman, the attached pdf files contain extensive documentation particularly with respect to the impact of wind turbines on wildlife as part of an ongoing effort to prevent the construction of the Bald Hills Wind Farm, South Gippsland, Victoria.
While it has been approved by the Victorian State Government the presence in the Bald Hills area of migratory species of national and international significance that are protected by treaties with Japan and China in the Bald Hills has placed the final decision in the hands of the Federal Government. This decision is pending.
In this short, but compelling document, Dr. Nina Pierpont establishes her thesis that the noise from utility-scale wind turbines can produce health issues for people living within 1.5 miles of the turbines.
Presented at the Lycoming County, PA
Zoning Board Hearing on 12/14/2005
• Measurements at distance of 0.55 miles from
wind farm in Meyersdale, PA
– Sound level measurements
– Sound recordings
• Analysis of the frequency composition of the
noise generated by wind turbines
• Analysis of the ambient noise level as a function
of wind speed
• Discussion of the wind turbine noise
The wind energy debate represents a new kind of environmental controversy which divides environmentalists of different persuasions who attach
contrasting priority to global and local concerns. Case
studies of public attitudes towards existing and proposed windfarm developments in Scotland and Ireland are used to test three counter-intuitive hypotheses
derived from previous attitudinal research.
Editor's Note: This study was conducted in collaboration with the Macaulay Institute, Aberdeen. The Institute's commercial arm, Macaulay Enterprises, acts as a consultant for the renewables industry, and is linked to the Scottish Renewables Forum and the British Wind Energy Association.
The pro-wind pre-disposition of the authors is evident and should not be ignored when evaluating survey results. Survey respondents generally expressed support of wind energy based on the belief that it was a solution for global warming. Given wind energy's limited effectiveness in reducing greenhouse gases based on today’s studies, we question how survey participants might respond if contacted again. The report also comments that communities selected had no organized opposition to the wind facilities. Today, throughout England, Wales and Scotland, organized opposition is the norm, not the exception.
Jon Boone's response, published in The Caledonian Record in August 2005, to those who challenged the authenticity of his DVD "Life Under a Windplant".
BBC Research & Consulting's 2005 report for the National Wind Coordinating Committee that studies 9 wind plant sitings in an effort to identify circumstances that distinguish welcomed projects from projects that were not accepted by communities.
This paper recommends a number of 'best practices' for measuring noise created by industrial wind turbines.
I was asked to review the prefiled testimony and exhibits of Matthew Rubin for the East Haven Windfarm and to provide an independent opinion regarding the claimed environmental benefits, estimated benefit values, project footprint and noise impacts and general wind project economic issues.
...I want people to be well aware of the negative side of these giant windmills before allowing them to be built in your neighborhoods.
Department of Environmental Medicine, Goteborg University, P.O. Box 414, SE-405 30 Goteborg, Sweden
(Received 14 November 2003; revised 1 September 2004; accepted 18 September 2004)