Videos filed under Impact on People

Tainted turbine noise studes in Fairhaven MA

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
28 Feb 2013

Shineldecker Testimony Mason County MI

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
27 Feb 2013

A Little Time To Plan

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
11 Feb 2013

Wind Rush

A growing anti-wind movement says giant turbines have gone up without sufficient research into health impacts. In the rush to embrace wind power, have the people who live among the wind farms been forgotten?
8 Feb 2013

Take the Turbines Down

Nearly one hundred Falmouth residents attended a Board of Selectmen meeting last night to peacefully protest and speak out against the ongoing operation of three identical industrial wind turbines in the Falmouth Industrial Park. Duration: 33 seconds
26 Jan 2013

Europe's Ill Wind

This film is about the people who live near existing and planned wind farm developments, and their objections to them. These views have been dismissed as selfish NIMBYism by government, climate change activists and energy companies, but have critics of wind energy really been answered? Sponsored by the Europe for Freedom and Democracy group in the European Parliament.  For more information see: http://www.europesillwind.org/ Duration: 24 minutes 31 seconds
26 Jan 2013

SpeakOut Ontario - Mark

Mark bought a house in a rural setting for the quiet atmosphere. Since industrial wind turbines (IWT) were built near his home in February 2012, he has developed, witnessed, and encountered the negative impacts IWTs have on nearby residents. Leaving his home would result in serious economic loss, but staying has already negatively affected his health and income. Duration: 11 minutes 57 seconds Thank you for watching Mark's story. Contact sufferingturbines@gmail.com if you have been affected by IWTs near your home and would like to share your story. Twitter: @sufferingwind
25 Jan 2013

SpeakOut Ontario - Ted Whitworth

Ted Whitworth and his family have lived in Amaranth since the 1980s, but since a transformer station went up near their home (and a second one which made things even worse), their lives have been completely disrupted. Ted was forced to retire early, as he could no longer make the long drives required; his youngest daughter left home early because of headaches and other symptoms; their livestock count has diminished because of a sudden drop in conception and birthrates. Duration: 18 minutes 1 second
22 Dec 2012

The realities of living in an industrial wind energy plant

Dave & Stephanie Hulthen, a young couple in their mid 30′s, and their four young children, live within the NextERA wind energy facility erected in DeKalb County IL. The Hulthen's tell the story of living in a wind project. They were invited to speak by the Whitley County Concerned Citizens of Whitley County, Indiana. Duration:  1 hour 20 minutes http://www.wcccitizens.org/realities-legalities/ 
2 Sep 2012

Vermont's Energy Options

This updated short feature from a larger documentary entitled Vermont's Energy Options examines several of the paths towards a renewable energy future for the state of Vermont. In this feature, utility-scale renewable energy is compared to community-oriented, small-scale renewable energy solutions. This feature, and the future full-length documentary, is produced by non-profit Energize Vermont. Energize Vermont advocates for renewable energy solutions that are in harmony with the irreplaceable character of Vermont and contribute to the people's well-being. Learn more at energizevermont.org. Duration 23 minutes 13 seconds
29 Aug 2012

Falmouth residents say wind turbines are “torture”

FALMOUTH - Dozens of neighbors packed an emergency town Board of Health meeting, to hear the health concerns of people who live near two town-owned turbines, plus a third one that's privately run. "The pulsing sound will wake me up all night," said one man. Last week, state environmental officials ordered one of the turbines be shut down because it exceeded noise regulations. Now, Falmouth's Board of Health could hand down an emergency order for the other town-owned turbine to stop as well. Duration: 2 minutes 16 seconds
25 May 2012

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