By Dr Michael Crawford — 6th November 2016 Abstract The substantial body of empirical research now available on wind farm visual impact (VI), from very credible and impartial teams, shows a consistent and essentially linear relationship between turbine height, distance and wind farm VI. For any degree of VI (such as the zone of visual … Continue reading What Empirical Research has Established about Wind Farm Visual Impact-2016
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'The categorisation “minor” camouflages major concessions made by a responsible public official and senior Victorian Government Minister to an industry which is knowingly and deliberately harming rural residents with acoustic pollution from wind turbines. VC113 will inevitably and predictably result in more widespread and severe abuses of human rights, particularly the torture of wind project neighbours from prolonged sleep deprivation.'
2nd July 2020 Chris Russell, The Advertiser MAKING rooftop solar owners pay to send energy into the grid should be considered as the system grapples with keeping the grid stable, the Australian Energy Regulator says. Other options include charging solar owners for the necessary upgrades to the grid – or paying them to have their … Continue reading Solar Owners Should Pay To Sell Or Be Paid For Switching Off.
'If one is unable to determine the contribution of the wind turbine noise as part of the existing ambient noise, then one is unable to evaluate the effectiveness of predicted noise levels.'
'The expansion of wind farm facilities in Australia has led to widespread community complaints regarding noise, sleep disturbance and adverse health effects. This five-year collaborative study is looking into how the noise from wind turbines affects people's health. It also tests how much windfarm noise disturbs sleep compared to traffic noise'.
'Moorabool Shire Mayor David Edwards said the council was pushing for the powerlines to go underground. "For council to say, 'We just want the project to go away', that's not reality," he said. "The project will go ahead … but what we've got to do is make sure it's the least impact to the community. "The negative impact shouldn't be borne by regional Victoria just to feed metropolitan Melbourne. We've been very clear about that."' by Lisa Martin-ABC Ballarat.
'Household solar panel systems could be turned on and off under State Government instructions in a bid to avert statewide blackouts predicted as early as this spring, a new report shows. The unprecedented move is being triggered by concerns from the national energy market operator that South Australia’s world-leading take-up of solar panels is making the grid unstable'.-Matt Smith, The Advertiser.
'A true original': Former DLP senator John Madigan dies, aged 53 By Rob Harris June 16, 2020 https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/a-true-original-former-dlp-senator-john-madigan-dies-aged-53-20200616-p5535j.html John Madigan, a Ballarat blacksmith who led the Democratic Labour Party out of the wilderness in 2010 by winning its first Senate seat in three decades, has died after a two-year battle with cancer. Former prime minister Tony … Continue reading John Madigan-‘A True Original’
'According to the data from Hochschule Bremerhaven & Ahlstrom-Munksjo, the wind industry will generate 50,000 tons of blade waste in 2020, but that will quadruple to 225,000 tons by 2034.' -SRSRocco Report Steve St. Angelo 9 January 2020