ECWAG issues response to CANWEA
CanWEA, as a lobbyist organization for the multi-national wind industry will make every attempt possible to discount or minimize any potential problems in order to keep government subsidies rolling in to the corporations they represent and get their towers erected. CanWEA is not an environmental advocacy group.
March 8, 2007
by Bill Anderson, President, Essex County Wind Action Group
in Amherstburg Echo
In response to Mr. Hornung, President of the Wind Lobby group, CanWEA:
You state “Today’s wind turbines turn at a leisurely 16 revolutions per minute.” That leisurely 16 revolutions per minute is because the blade diameter of today’s turbines are 70-90 meters with a blade tip speed of 131 mph+.
You state “Flicker well below levels deemed to have any impacts on human health.” Three blades at 16 revolutions a minute equals 48 shadows per minute crossing someone’s property nearly once per second. If that is not unhealthy it will certainly be annoying as hell.
You state “Turbine fires in... [continue via Web link]