Energy Commissioner ‘Blasted’

Thanks, but no thanks, says Bald Hills trial judge 9th September, 2021 by Sentinel-times; https://sgst.com.au/2021/09/thanks-but-no-thanks-says-bald-hill-judge/ The feathers are already flying in the Supreme Court fight between neighbours of the Bald Hills Wind Farm and its operators over allegations of "substantial and unreasonable" noise levels and Justice Melinda Richards had a few blows of her own … Continue reading Energy Commissioner ‘Blasted’

‘Are Motorways The Best Spot For Wind Turbines?’

Source: https://op.europa.eu/en/publication-detail/-/publication/2e504b11-a9b1-4784-ace0-bb7bb01a5322 Participants in this listening experiment detected wind turbine noise even when it was 23 dBA quieter than accompanying motorway noise, and could hear wind turbines above any volume of noise from local roads. Wind turbine noise can be detected at low levels, even when it is heard alongside motorway traffic noise, a study … Continue reading ‘Are Motorways The Best Spot For Wind Turbines?’

Bald Hills WF Nuisance Vic Supreme Court Case

Wind farm nuisance test case starts in Victoria Supreme Court 7th September, 2021 by Emma field and Rio Davis, Source: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-07/supreme-court-to-rule-if-wind-farm-a-nuisance/ Land owner John Zakula says noise from the turbines rendered him unable to sleep.(Supplied) What could become a landmark legal battle to determine if a Victorian wind farm created a significant nuisance for its … Continue reading Bald Hills WF Nuisance Vic Supreme Court Case

Wind Turbine Night Noise

Study finds ‘swoosh’ sound a possible concern 18th August, 2021 Source: Flinders University With wind generation one of the fastest-growing renewable energy sectors in the world, Flinders University experts are using machine learning and other signal processing techniques to characterise annoying noise features from wind farms. Two new publications from the ongoing Wind Farm Noise … Continue reading Wind Turbine Night Noise

Ruling of Hawkesdale People v Planning Minister

20210820 Hawkesdale v Minister for Planning 2021 VSC 510Download Hawkesdale community group's case dismissed against wind farm 20th August, 2021 by Jackson Graham and Kyra Gillespie, The Standard https://www.standard.net.au/story/7394836/judge-dismisses-groups-wind-farm-case/ A Hawkesdale community group’s claim that an extension to a planning permit for a wind farm on the town’s outskirts was invalid has been dismissed by … Continue reading Ruling of Hawkesdale People v Planning Minister

Wind Farms Face Stiff Penalties

Wind farms face stiff penalties for SA blackout 20th August, 2021 Source: https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/state/sa/2021/08/20/wind-farms-face-stiff-penalties-for-sa-blackout/ Inadequate emergency settings left the turbines unable to cope with the storm's disruptions. Photo: Getty The operators of four wind farms in South Australia during the 2016 statewide blackout face fines of $3.5 million in a proposed settlement for breaching national electricity rules. The … Continue reading Wind Farms Face Stiff Penalties