At the time this report was written, the authors, Lilli-Ann Green and Preston Ribnick, spent almost one year working to understand the complexities of wind energy. They researched the potential benefits and acknowledged deficiencies of industrial wind turbines and tried to educate citizens on Cape Cod and in Massachusetts about industrial wind energy. They fostered public debate, through the formation of a Cape-wide group which sponsored public presentations by relevant experts and had disseminated technical engineering reports, clinical medical research on adverse impacts, detailed acoustic studies of the special characteristics of wind turbine noise, relevant environmental information and numerous news reports and first-person testimonials from around the world to local, state and regional governments and agencies and to the general public.
Now after traveling to Australia and meeting with and interviewing dozens of people who have been profoundly adversely impacted by industrial wind turbines or are fighting the construction of wind turbines in their communities, they came to understand with certainty that the very dramatic and real problems with wind energy are much, much worse than they previously imagined.
This document provides a preliminary summary of their visit in Australia.