Suddenly, previously taboo questions are being heard. For example, are the emissions released in the building and installation of turbines ever really offset? Given their major impact on bird mortality and possible links to childhood leukaemia, should the spread of overhead powerlines be limited? And with an estimated 43 million tonnes by 2050 of unrecyclable blade waste, who will pay the cost of decommissioning?
July 27, 2019-Alex Ford, The Courier In an Australian-first, radar-activated aviation lights have been installed on turbines at the Lal Lal Wind Farm east of Ballarat. First: One of the radar detectors on a turbine outside Yendon. Pictures: Lachlan Bence Instead of leaving aviation lights on at all times on the turbines, or removing them … Continue reading Lal Lal Wind Farm Uses Radar For Aircraft Lights
August 7, 2019 Graham Lloyd, Environment Editor- The Australian Lawsuit Tells Wind Farms: Cut The Hot Air. Wind turbines at Snowtown in South Australia's mid north. Picture: Kelly Barnes. Legal action against Australia’s biggest wind farm operators provides a test case for the federal government’s push to force renewable energy suppliers to deliver what they … Continue reading Federal Court Looms for Renewables AGL Energy, Neoen SA, Pacific Hydro and Tilt Renewables
Highly paid environmental consultants used during wind farm planning assessments, can hardly be independent, when their aim is getting proposed wind farms approved, usually at great economic and social costs to rural environments and communities. Through consultations and visiting wind farms, the Australian Wind Farm Commissioner grasps that the wind industry is destroying many areas … Continue reading Wind Farm Bird Kills ‘Should Be Revealed’
A new draft of the state's wind farm environmental noise guidelines are open for public consultation to help better address potential noise impacts from multi-stage wind farm developments on people living in close proximity.
They should have told us before Australia was vandalised with 100 wind farms. But the Greens now finally admit they’re bird-killers.
Bald Hills Wind Farm Summary Report (45.04 MB) [alt. link] 'The monitoring program confirms that sound levels were exceeded, and sleep disturbance, intrusive noise and nuisance conditions existed at the homes of the persons involved during this monitoring program:' p.8.