Noise Matters: Wind Farms, Nuisance and the Law 4th May 2022 by Binoy Kampmark, World News, International Policy digest Source: https://intpolicydigest.org/noise-matters-wind-farms-nuisance-and-the-law/ Wind farm in rural South Australia. For years, the Australian wind farm has been reviled as ugly, noisy, and unendearing by a certain number of prominent figures. Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott pathologized them, calling … Continue reading Noise Matters
20th July, 2021 Via Wind Farm Living Some of you watched this Today Tonight report back in 2012 – It is now time to WATCH IT AGAIN..!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_c-RHPaY6gk No longer can a person in office “chicken out” of their Professional and Public Duty of Care. Wind Farm Company Directors, Acousticians, Politicians, Consultants, Councillors and now … Continue reading SA Today Tonight Report on Wind Farms-2012
5th August, 2015 By Alex Hamer, The Courier, Source: http://www.thecourier.com.au/story/3259070/senate-wind-report-slammed-for-bias/ The wind industry, federal opposition and members of the scientific community have attacked the Senate report into wind turbines for its supposed bias. Ballarat senator John Madigan chaired the committee that authored the report, which was released on Monday. National Wind Alliance coordinator Andrew Bray said … Continue reading Madigan-Led Senate Wind Report Slammed For Bias- 2015
17th February, 2015 By Peter Collins, The Standard Source; https://www.standard.net.au/story/2887288/acoustic-study-links-cape-bridgewater-wind-farm-noise/ Pacific Hydro has agreed further study is required to obtain a rigour to withstand scientific scrutiny. PACIFIC Hydro has declared it won’t be paying compensation or modifying operation of its Cape Bridgewater wind farm following an acoustic study which found a link between infrasound and … Continue reading Acoustic Study Links Cape Bridgewater Wind Farm, Noise-2015
"Environmental noises, such as traffic noise, are well known to impact sleep," she says. "Given wind power generation is connected with low frequency noise that can travel long distances and more readily into buildings, it is important to better understand the potential impacts of wind turbine noise on sleep."-Dr Gorica Micic
Wind Farm Complaints Continue To Dwindle, Latest Annual Report Shows 9th September 2020 By Peter Hannam, The Sydney Morning Herald Source: https://www.smh.com.au/national/wind-farm-complaints-continue-to-dwindle-latest-annual-report-shows Community concerns about the impacts of wind farms continue to dwindle, with just five complaints about operational turbines registered by the Office of the Wind Farm Commissioner in 2019. According to the latest … Continue reading Wind farm Complaints-2019
27th August, 2020 Ellen Fanning, The Drum, ABC https://iview.abc.net.au/show/drum Ellen Fanning joins Ali Kadri, Craig Reucassel, Alison Penfold and Suelette Dreyfus to discuss Tony Abbott's new role, how the path to wind power took a detour plus why Australia's scientists are divided over the role of gas. This episode is only available until 7:00pm on … Continue reading Wind Power Takes A Detour
'Independent acoustical and medical
professionals(xiii) are satisfied that victims are exposed to airborne pressure waves (sound) and possibly ground borne pressure waves (vibration) to the point which is, for some victims, unbearable and quite clearly cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment'.
'An understanding of the nature of the sound pressure waves(v) emitted by turbines and the impacts of that energy upon neighbours is essential to any assessment of the possible breaching of human rights'.
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?