Resource Documents: Noise (592 items)
Documents presented here are not the product of nor are they necessarily endorsed by National Wind Watch. These resource documents are provided to assist anyone wishing to research the issue of industrial wind power and the impacts of its development. The information should be evaluated by each reader to come to their own conclusions about the many areas of debate.
Ocotillo, in Imperial County, has been inflicted by massive dust storms ever since 112 turbines were built around it. The desert surface was scraped clean of vegetation as a preparation for the project. Now there is nothing to hold the dust down. That’s not the only complaint. Since the project went online, less than two years ago: 3 turbines have had their gear boxes replaced, 9 turbines have had blade replacements a 173-foot-long-blade flew off one turbine Ocotillo residents have . . .More »
 In an Interim Decision dated 1 December 2016 the court granted consent to Windflow Technology Limited for a wind turbine at Gebbies Pass, Banks Peninsula, subject to conditions which would be confirmed in a final decision.  This decision finalises the conditions of consent and, subject to any issues as to costs, resolves this appeal.  By way of background this is an appeal against a decision to re-consent an existing wind turbine at Gebbies Pass, Banks Peninsula. The . . .More »
My name is Jacinta Coffey, and I live, with my family, on a multigenerational farm that has been in my husband’s family for over 160 years. Our home, which is also our workplace, is 4 km from the proposed wind farm. I am very concerned about the implications the proposed amendments to the planning permit being considered by this hearing will have on our health if any of our family or workers are affected by wind turbine noise. We choose . . .More »
I want to start off by saying I support green energy and the move towards ending our dependence on fossil fuels as well as nuclear. Clearly we need clean energy, as quickly as possible. However, something needs to change in how we think about these goals and the routes we take to achieve them. In rural areas around the country, industrial wind farms are cropping up, seemingly over night, invading the skyline of our most pristine and beautiful locations. These . . .More »