"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?
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.
DeFrock offers the following: Raymond Hartmonds paper suggests disinformation is likely being used to 'improperly shape public policy': https://defrock.org/2019/06/20/adverse-health-impacts-of-industrial-wind-turbines-a-scientific-response-to-its-all-in-your-head/ DeFrock agrees that 'people are still worried about wind turbines'. https://defrock.org/2019/06/20/wind-farm-noise-recorded-almost-9km-away/ Magpies and eagles aside, the Volcanic Plains, hills and vistas surrounding Ballarat is spectacular. DeFrock supports honouring the history of beloved rural landscapes; the locally known nooks … Continue reading Wind Farm Commissioner’s Report 2018
Source: Posted on June 19, 2019 by newsdesk Photo: stock image. Flinders University researchers are investigating the effects on human sleep of noise emissions from wind farm turbines. Audible and potentially annoying indoor low-frequency noise from a wind farm is present for about 16% of the time at distances up to 3.5km, field data recorded in South Australia … Continue reading Wind Farm Noise Recorded Almost 9km Away
The Flinders University is conducting a wind farm noise study and the effects of noise disruption on sleep disturbance by assessing sleep in a controlled laboratory environment.