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Date added:  December 8, 2020
Health, Iowa, NoisePrint storyE-mail story

Cardiologist investigation and response to industrial wind turbines in the rural residential countryside regarding concerns of adverse health effects

Author:  Johnson, Ben | Health, Iowa, Noise

Executive Summary While ongoing for decades, more recently recorded consecutive years of rising oceans and mean global temperatures with increasing patterns of intensifying storms and fires have only heightened Man’s resolve to fundamentally change worldwide dependence on fossil fuels. We are now responding with a sense of urgency. “Renewable” energies, particularly wind and solar, among other renewable sources, have been promoted as “winning solutions”. Photovoltaic (solar) energy has become more affordable and is utilized more in sunnier locales. Commercially, beginning . . .

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Date added:  December 4, 2020
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A systematic review and meta-analysis of wind turbine noise effects on sleep using validated objective and subjective sleep assessments

Author:  Liebich, Tessa; et al. | Health, Noise

Abstract: Little is known about the potential impacts of wind turbine noise (WTN) on sleep. Previous research is limited to cross-sectional studies reporting anecdotal impacts on sleep using inconsistent sleep metrics. This meta-analysis sought to comprehensively review studies evaluating the impact of WTN using widely accepted and validated objective and subjective sleep assessments. Search terms included: “wind farm noise”, “wind turbine noise”, “wind turbine sound”, “wind turbine noise exposure” AND “sleep”. Only original articles published in English published after the . . .

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Date added:  September 21, 2020
Netherlands, Property valuesPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbines and solar farms drive down house prices

Author:  Koster, Hans; and Dröes, Martijn | Netherlands, Property values

Countries that invest in renewable energy production face frequent opposition from local homeowners. Using a detailed housing transactions dataset covering the whole of the Netherlands since 1985, this column compares the overall impact that wind turbines and solar farms have on housing prices. It finds that tall wind turbines (over 150 metres) have a negative effect, and solar farms generate losses as well (2-3% for homeowners within a 1km orbit). This evidence should be factored into finding the optimal allocation . . .

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Date added:  September 20, 2020
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Wind Power and Clean Energy Policy Perspectives

Author:  Benton, Wash., Public Utility District | Grid, Washington

Executive Summary Clean energy technology and public-policy development continue to be in the news and at the forefront of much political debate and discussion. While wind power has emerged as a popular choice for helping meet greenhouse gas emission reduction goals, reasonable questions continue to be raised regarding its ability to cost-effectively contribute to the powering of modern civilization and how the lifecycle environmental and ecological impacts compare to other types of technologies. With Washington State’s passage of the Clean . . .

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