Videos filed under Impact on People
This powerful trailer to the documentary "An Ill Wind" tells the story of the relentless march of industrial-scale wind turbines across the countryside and the effects on the landscape.
Sue Hobart filed a nuisance complaint against her town after experiencing headaches.
This video introduces you to those families who are sentenced to living life with the noise, flicker and adverse health effects of the Fairhaven Wind project. This is a powerful documentary that should be viewed by those who feel a calling to support their neighbors and those who have concerns about a "Wind Friendly" Board of Health opening Fairhaven's doors to increased wind development. Louise Barteau took to the neighborhoods and spends time with those who have been directly impacted. You'll hear the touching stories of these families in their own words. Duration: 45 minutes
Invenergy's California Ridge Wind Farm sited in Vermilion county Illinois has produced significant impacts on the health and quality of life of residents living near the turbines. Those impacted tell their story in their own words. The wind industry insists that wind turbines are no louder than a the refigerator in a home or the quiet of one's livingroom. Watch the video and draw your own conclusion.
Residents of Ocotillo were informed that the turbines at Pattern Energy's Ocotillo wind facility would be as quite as being in a library. This video says otherwise. The noise when more than one turbine is operating is notably loud. Duration: 44 seconds
Wind developer, NextERA, sues Ontario resident Esther Wrightman for her opposition to wind energy development near her home and Esther's tools of satire to help express her concerns. Duration: 19 minutes 21 seconds
Testimony on living near First Wind's 16 Clipper Wind Turbines in Sheffield, Vermont. Duration: 10 minutes
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Huge wind turbines are dotting the landscape in New York and Massachusetts, producing megawatts of green energy. So why would people living near these giant windmills want them out?
Duration: 4 minutes 23 seconds Clean Wisconsin takes that position because there are no "peer-reviewed" studies that link inaudible noise levels to human illness. "Their argument is a fallacy," countered Sen. Lasee. "Their argument just justifies their actions. Their argument just keeps them getting paid. And I think they're wrong-headed on this." Sen. Lasee is now pushing for more regulations on wind energy that could limit its future growth even more. "What I'd like to do is at the very least, follow the lead of Australia and have a mile and a quarter setback from anybody's property line," said Sen. Lasee.
The nineteen turbine Hoosac wind facility (28.5 megawatts) owned and operated by Iberdrola Renewables makes its presence known to a community in the harshest way -- through noise emissions and strobing shadows. Duration: 8 seconds
Political ad exposes Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders for his support of industrial wind energy development. Duration: 30 seconds
Melissa and Rikki talk about life among the wind turbines at Cape Bridgewater in Victoria, Australia. Duration: 9 minutes 5 seconds
An education and advocacy session for the greater Scituate MA community, was held on Saturday, March 23, 2013, hosted by the neighbors affected by the Scituate Industrial Wind Turbine.
RTE News interviews Michael and Dorothy Keane from County Roscommon where they speak about living beside two 100 meter high wind turbines. Duration: 2 minutes 35 seconds
This excerpt of Andrew Gregg's documentary, Wind Rush, offers powerful insight into the impacts of living near industrial scale wind turbines. Duration: 14 minutes 17 seconds
Dick Koltz speaks about his regrets after signing on with wind developer, Invenergy, and explains the color "green" when it comes to wind developers. This clip is from a public forum at VanAbles, Town of Holland, Brown County Wisconsin on February 18, 2010. Duration: 4 minutes 38 seconds
Underneath the two 1.5 megawatt wind turbines in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, the whirring sound is unmistakable. Yet, during State-ordered noise testing in October, the turbines were set to spin-only and not to produce electricity. Turbine noise is unmistakably louder when power is being produced. The developer, after denying any manipulation of the turbines to artificially reduce noise levels, in a letter dated February 26, the developer admits a 'mechanical failure' resulted in the turbines not operating as required. The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection has ordered new studies. Duration: 4 minutes 40 seconds
In this video, Cary Shineldecker of Riverton Township in Mason County MI, testifies about life inside the CMS Energy Lakewinds wind plant which includes 56 Vestas 1.8MW V100 Turbines. Each machine is 476' tall. The closest turbine is 1139 feet from his home. CMS received $73 million in federal stimulus funding for the $255 Million project. The installed cost for this wind project is $2,500/KW which is 25% higher than the national average. This is because MI must use "low wind" wind turbines due to an average 6.5M/s wind resource, far lower than Iowa's 8.5M/s resource. CMS is currently planning a new combined cycle natural gas plant of 700MW capacity with a price tag of $750 million. It will have an average capacity of nearly 700MW or 28 times more capacity than the wind plant for only $1100/KW. Cary's home can be seen here: http://www.windaction.org/pictures/36123 Duration: 17 minutes 7 seconds
An important news report from Australia examining the health issues created by industrial scale wind turbines. Duration: 7 minutes 11 seconds
Meeting New England's Renewable mandates means thousands of industrial wind turbines erected all along NH's most scenic ridgelines. And Northern Pass proposes 1200 steel towers over 200 miles of NH landscape. How do we know if these destructive projects are worth the cost to thousands of people's livelihoods, property value and the state's tourism if we don't have a comprehensive energy plan for the state? Watch this video to find out what is at stake for the state. A bill is before the New Hampshire legislature seeking a moratorium on wind farm development in the State. Duration: 8 minutes 21 seconds