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Author: Adams, Amanda; and Keith, David
Estimates of the global wind power resource over land range from 56 to 400 TW. Most estimates have implicitly assumed that extraction of wind energy does not alter large-scale winds enough to significantly limit wind power production. Estimates that ignore the effect of wind turbine drag on local winds have assumed that wind power production of 2–4 W m⁻² can be sustained over large areas. New results from a mesoscale model suggest that wind power production is limited to about 1 W m⁻² at wind farm scales larger than about 100 km². We find that the mesoscale model results are quantitatively consistent with results from global models that simulated the climate response to much larger wind power capacities. Wind resource estimates that ignore the effect of wind turbines in slowing large-scale winds may therefore substantially overestimate the wind power resource.
Environmental Research Letters 8 (2013) 015021
|God bless the hills of Donegal, their days are nearly done,
For no more upon their heathered slopes will hare or rabbit run.
No more the stately stag shall stand, so straight and proud and tall,
But turbines sores forevermore on the hills of Donegal.
The majestic golden eagle, the falcon and the duck
Those lovely summer evenings we wandered up the hill,
Instead of joyful peace and quiet, continuous hiss and roar,
For private wealth they increase our debt and consign us to slavery.
In the final verse of olden songs we’d always a ‘but and so’,
Author: National Wind Watch
A collection of videos …
Waubra Foundation, December 2011 ~~
Wind Turbines & Public Health: This video concisely describes the ill health effects that many people suffer due to wind turbines, and the government response in Australia.
Graham Archer, Today Tonight, June 4, 2012 ~~
Health complaints in Waterloo, South Australia.
Aaron Smith, Hungry Beast, ABC1, May 11, 2011 ~~
The Waubra Wind Farm in rural Victoria is one of Australia’s largest wind farms and home to 128 wind turbines. As farmers Carl and Samantha Stepnell discovered, living near wind turbines can sometimes result in unexpected consequences.
Cheryl Hall, www.abc.net.au, April 1, 2011 ~~
Health complaints in Waubra, Victoria.
A Current Affair, August 14, 2009 ~~
Electricity Nightmares: We expose the truth about Australia’s green energy revolution as we meet people bombarded by turbines making them sick and sending their house values plunging.
Author: Forest Voice
At least eight families in Shirley, WI, in the Town of Glenmore just south of Green Bay, are reporting health problems and quality of life issues since the Shirley Wind project went online in December of 2010. Six families have come forward, five of them testify on the video, and at this time two of them have vacated their homes. STAND UP to protect people, livestock, pets, and wildlife against negligent and irresponsible placement of industrial wind turbines.