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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.
The demonstrators accused the Government of failing to listen and engage sincerely with the communities affected by “flawed energy policies” which, they said, had the potential to damage the natural landscape as well as people’s health.
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.
Environment spokesman Sir Jamie McGrigor stands to make more than £8m from the development which has angered the Argyll & Bute community living around Loch Awe.
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”.
Locating windfarms close to stud farms could threaten the Irish thoroughbred industry, which employs about 14,000 people, according to a submission made to the Department of the Environment.
Almost a hundred interested parties and residents from the Orby area packed into Hogsthorpe Hillage Hall last night (Wednesday, February, 19) for a public inquiry into proposed plans to erect nine wind turbines in the village of Orby.
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.
Frank Kempeneers and Nicolette van Gorp fight against the coming of windmills in Almere, opposite the coast of Homes. "We represent not only local residents directly involved in Huizen. We work specifically with the residents of Almere.
Ireland is short of money but not wind, which now forms a central plank of its energy policy. But plans to develop wind power and export it to Britain are sparking a rural revolt, with local protest groups uniting through social media. Some claim Ireland will become a wind farm for Britain.
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.
A wind turbine proposed for one of Burnley’s best-known vantage points has been turned down because of the effects it may have on disabled horse riders. Linda Simkiss was also told that the 28.2-metre structure would also spoil the view for a neighbouring property at the windswept location.
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.
A planning application to build a 78m-high turbine on land south-east of Turners Arm Farm in Yearby, near Redcar, has been received by Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council. The turbine would be about 700 metres from the nearest home and protesters are also unhappy it would be too close to a new crematorium.
"Our changes allow people’s views and other impacts to be taken into consideration much earlier. The new rules will apply to all wind farms with more than two turbines, or with turbines that are more than 15 metres tall. Similar rules already apply to bigger wind farms."
A conflict between people’s fiercely-defended right to privacy and the need to reach the government’s renewable energy targets is evident in a dispute between a wind farm company and three Norfolk land owners.
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.
The rush to develop on-shore wind farms is “over” and has damaged the renewable energy agenda, the Energy and Climate Change Minister said. Mr Barker promised that future wind farms would be developed off-shore, the Mail on Sunday reported. “We put certain projects in the wrong place,” he said.
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.
“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.