Videos filed under Noise
In early 2020, Arkwright’s new Town Board appointed Dr. Mark Twichell as the town’s voluntary noise monitor. The official instrument he’s supplied with measures only AUDIBLE sound, as per the State and the wind corporations. And while the audible sound, when Dr. Twichell has monitored it, invariably goes over the 50 decibel limit, it’s then averaged out: “an opaque way of hiding noise by averaging it.”
After a lengthy debate over wind turbines in an Iowa county, the Board of Supervisors voted to temporarily halt new wind and solar projects for the next year.
Professor Richard Mann invited Dr Mariana Alves-Pereira to speak about the harm to health from low-frequency noise and infrasound. She spent three days visiting Ontario’s largest industrial wind power project and meeting with residents who are now experiencing the cumulative and irreversible harm from industrial wind turbines that surround their homes, before the presentation. Her presentation held at the University of Waterloo represents the most current information available regarding wind turbines, low-frequency noise emissions and the impact on humans.
This video recording taken at the Bald Hills wind energy facility in Victoria Australia demonstrates the noise emissions from the project. The video was taken on September 26, 2018 and should be listened to with high-quality headphones. The project was constructed by Senvion and includes 52 Senvion MM92 (2.05 MW) turbines with hub heights of 80 meters and rotor diameters of 92 meters. The full 106.6 MW facility was placed in service in May 2015. This video is part of a noise compliance study conducted by acoustician, Dr Bob Thorne. Dr. Thorne found that the turbines were operating at noise levels that exceeded the approved levels and that sleep disturbance and intrusive noise and nuisance conditions existed at nearby homes. The full Thorne report can be found at this link.
Sleep disturbances and burnout are strikingly frequent near multitudinous wind turbines in Ostfriesland. Such serious illness has long-term consequences. Unfortunately, no interest is shown by politicians or official agencies.
Video by the German Association for Noise Pollution Protection of Humans and Animals (Deutsche Schutz-Gemeinschaft Schall für Mensch und Tier - DSGS e.V.). English translation by NA-PAW.org — Subtitles by Friends-Against-Wind.org. “Unexplained medical emergencies and illness. As in the case of increased medical emergencies, accidents, and psychological symptoms with foehn (hot southerly winds on the northern slopes of the Alps [translator: similar to Chinooks]), the same is true for residents near wind turbines.”
Important 28-minute documentary by the science program “planet e.” presented on the second German television ZDF. Special thanks to Friends Against Wind for bringing this to our attention.
This news segment from the German television program “Hessenschau” examines how all wind turbines in Hesse in Germany must be checked because of the noise they make. THe show aired on August 8, 2018. English subtitles are by Vind-Alarm-Danmark.eu and Friends-Against-Wind.org.
This important lecture on low frequency noise, infrasound and its effects on health by Dr Mariana Alves-Pereira was held in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Kevin Sigourney, who is suffering the impact of EDPR's Jericho Rise wind facility sited in Chateaugay, NY, addressed the Hopkinton (NY) Wind Advisory Committee (WAC). Four turbines are directly behind Mr. Sigourney's home. Two are 1/3 of a mile away. The other two are 1/2 a mile a way. Mr. Sigourney explains how he is at the point where the noise makes living in his home unbearable.
The wind industry insists wind turbines are quiet. Listen for yourself. In fact, the turbines can be much louder than this!
Host Brett Gaskill speaks with Annette Smith, executive director of Vermonters for a Clean Environment, on the current issues of industrial wind power in Vermont.
Joan Lagerman of Wisconsin explains how wind turbines near her property have produced serious health impacts on her family. WE Energies, a utility in Wisconsin, operates the Blue Sky Green Field facility consisting of 88-turbines across 10,600 acres located between the townships of Calumet and Marshfield in Fond du Lac County and not far from the east shore of Lake Winnebago. Lagerman and her neighbors are surrounded by the 44 towering turbines spinning in Marshfield.
France, host of the U.N. climate conference, prides itself on being one of the world’s top innovators in wind energy technology, and wind turbines have become a symbol of the country’s commitment to clean energy. But the French government is coming under fire from farmers and others who say the proximity of some of the turbines is hurting wildlife and cattle. VOA Europe Correspondent Luis Ramirez went to a dairy farm in the northern Picardy region to get one farmer’s story
Carmen Krogh at the Ideacity Conference in Toronto
“You cannot smell it, you cannot see it, and you cannot really hear it but maybe it still drives some people crazy.” This powerful news story from Spiegel TV Magazine explores wind turbine infrasound impacts on people. English subtitles added by Friends Against Wind.
Wind turbine noise from various wind energy facilities in Australian. After watching this video there should be no confusion over why the federal government initiated hearings on the topic on health impacts.
Neighbors get some relief after complaining about noise emitted from a nearby wind turbine.
This important news report from Australia documents the ongoing investigation into infrasound emissions from an operating wind project and the impacts on nearby residents.
In this video, Jorge Arenas states that “low frequency can be transported a lot of miles from the source to the receiver.” “So low frequency noise is very difficult to reduce and to control and to mitigate.” Arenas, a faculty member in the Universidad Austral de Chile’s College of Engineering Sciences, is director of its Institute of Acoustics. He will be a collaborating with Virginia Tech’s Ricardo Burdisso, a professor of mechanical engineering in Blacksburg VA. The collaboration announced on March 30th, will include an analysis of health effects at a wind project in Chile. Andrea Brunais reported this piece for “Outreach and International Affairs,” a production of Virginia Tech.