Articles filed under Impact on People from Europe

Noise Awareness Day: Danish Medical Association warns of large-sized wind turbines

This press release by the Vienna Chamber of Physicians warns of health hazards relating to large-scale wind turbines and the need for “comprehensive studies”. It calls for a minimum setback distance from built-up areas. The notice is posted in English using google translate. The original text can be found by clicking the links on this page. 
30 Apr 2014

'Keep check on Fairlie turbine'

North Ayrshire MP Katy Clark had urged villagers to let her know of any problems associated with the first SSE wind turbine which has begun operating this week. The Labour politician visited the site of the test wind turbines at Hunterston on Thursday 20 February to make her own observations of the work at the controversial facility.
11 Mar 2014

Warning over wind turbine syndrome

One of the most senior doctors in the Department of Health has warned the Department of the Environment that people at risk of the controversial wind turbine syndrome should be treated “appropriately and sensitively as these symptoms can be debilitating”.
3 Mar 2014

Residents air grievances over turbine

A bid to increase the height of a controversial wind turbine at Drigg by a further 11.5 metres has brought a renewed protest from villagers. Fifty people attended a public consultation on an anticipated planning application in respect of Stephen Shepherd’s Moorside Farm, at Drigg, where it is proposed to erect a 57m turbine, in place of 45.5m one, already approved.
16 Feb 2014

Black Isle community against wind farm bid

A poll of residents in a Black Isle community facing Ben Wyvis has shown the vast majority are against a wind farm development because it would “obscure and corrupt” their view of the iconic mountain. The results of the email and door-to-door surveys around the Culbokie area has prompted Ferintosh Community Council to formally opt to lodge an objection to the proposed five-turbine scheme. ...The community council has carried out its own surveys which yielded an 88 per cent objection rate.
24 Jan 2014

Parish 'for sale' in protest at planned wind farms

Residents of the Finuge area in north Co Kerry have taken the unusual step of putting 'for sale' signs on their properties because they say they will no longer want to live there if controversial proposals for a wind farm go ahead. Stacks Mountain wind farm Ltd is proposing to construct 10 windmills on bogland at Ballyhorgan, in north Kerry, but locals are vehemently opposed.
1 Jan 2014

Nuclear power station will avoid 'blight' of 30,000 wind turbines, minister says

Ministers said they want to build a new generation of 12 new nuclear reactors to ensure that people can "turn on the kettle" and to help "keep the lights on". The Department for Energy and Climate Change said that Britain would need to build more than 30,000 onshore wind turbines to produce the same amount of energy, seven times the number currently in operation.
22 Oct 2013

Wind farms: A triumph to put wind in your sails

The Leighs did not, however, protest the original application. “In those days, nobody had any knowledge at all of turbines,” explains Mrs Leigh, now 66. “It was a new technology, so we had no idea what they would be like. We lived quiet lives up here and we weren’t into objecting to anything.” They realised their mistake as soon as the blades began to turn. “They dominated the outlook from our home. Then there was the noise: whoosh, whoosh, whoosh. That was constant.
18 Oct 2013

Wind farms 'spinning out of control'

“We appreciate that wind farms have a place, but the fact that there are seven wind farm applications a day in Scotland proves this is a gravy train threatening to career out of control.” Some local authorities have previously voiced concern over the number of wind farm submissions from energy firms. Many are large-scale, requiring significant work, and placing a weighty burden on planning chiefs.
13 Oct 2013

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