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    These postings are provided to help publicize and provide examples of the efforts of affiliated groups and individuals related to industrial wind energy development. Most of the notices posted here are not the product of nor are they necessarily endorsed by National Wind Watch.


    posted:  October 14, 2022
    Advertisements, Campaigns, Environment, Health, Noise, Ohio, Property values, WildlifePrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Crawford Anti-WindCrawford Anti-Wind

    Crawford Anti-Wind campaign spots

    Crawford Anti-Wind

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    posted:  October 4, 2022
    France, PublicationsPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Sioux Berger

    Les Pentes [The Hills]

    Septembre 2050. À Paris, une jeune fille ose encore écrire des lettres avec de l’encre et des feuilles. Sans trop éveiller les soupçons, elle a pu constituer un stock de papier. Un discret réseau se charge de transporter les missives à travers les plaines, là où les usines électriques ont remplacé les forêts. Pourquoi et à qui écrit-elle, puisqu’il n’y a plus âme qui vive en dehors des villes ? Un employé du gouvernement s’en étonne. Il décide de mener l’enquête et fait alors une découverte étonnante.

    Sur les Pentes, bien au-delà des usines électriques, aux confins des décharges et des champs de maïs, se cache un secret qui pourrait bien sauver les habitants des villes.

    Entre espoir et désespoir, alors que l’avenir semble si sombre, la joie de vivre va peu à peu se frayer un passage.

    Éditions de Borée

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    posted:  October 4, 2022
    France, PublicationsPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Sioux Berger

    Le Prix du Vent [The Price of Wind]

    Le prix du vent: Des éoliennes, des bêtes et des hommes

    Maxime Poisot, Sioux Berger, Baptiste Chouet

    L’intérêt général ne peut s’affranchir de l’intérêt des particuliers au seul nom du progrès.

    [The general interest cannot ignore individual interests in the name of progress.]

    Sioux Berger est auteur et journaliste spécialisée dans les sujets d’écologie et de bien-être. Originaire d’Auvergne et vivant en région parisienne, elle a été confrontée à l’installation d’éoliennes dans le village familial et a dans ce contexte entamé un travail d’enquête et de mobilisation citoyenne. Elle a publié le roman Les Pentes sur le même thème.

    De la scène à l’édition en passant par la communication, Maxime Poisot est un auteur à la croisée des écritures contemporaines.

    Baptiste Chouët, illustrateur installé à Nantes, publie sur des sujets de citoyenneté et de politique dans Ouest France.

    Éditions de Rocher

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    posted:  October 3, 2022
    Meetings, NoisePrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  INCE Europe

    Call for Papers — Tenth International Conference on Wind Turbine Noise

    Wind Turbine Noise 2023
    June 21-23, 2023
    Trinity Business School, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
    https://www.windturbinenoise.eu/content/conferences/10-wind-turbine-noise-2023/

    This is our tenth Wind Turbine Noise conference and we are back live on site again. This time in Dublin for three days on 21st to 23rd June 2023.

    We have a great venue on the historic campus at Trinity College Dublin right in the very heart of Dublin City. It is a few minutes’ walk from Temple Bar, Grafton Street, O’Connell Street and most of the major attractions of the city.

    There is a remote delegate option for those who really cannot join us. Remote delegates will be able to submit a paper and present by sending us a recorded presentation: just submit an abstract in the normal way and tick the box to say you will be remote. The conference will be streamed live in audio and video and you will be able to ask questions via a text link.

    You can submit an abstract any time between now until February. See the website for themes and ideas and important dates.

    We have put all the previous nine sets of conference proceedings on the website and available for download. You will still have to pay for the last three, but the entire proceedings for the first six are now free to download. Note that you need to go to “Get access to conference proceedings” first to fill in your details.

    Feicfidh muid i mBaile Átha Cliath sibh. See you in Dublin.

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    posted:  July 18, 2022
    Impacts, Ohio, PublicationsPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Crawford Anti-Wind/Crawford Neighbors United PAC

    Hard Facts – 653.5 ft Industrial Scale Turbine


    HARD FACTS – 653.5 FT INDUSTRIAL SCALE TURBINE
    (as proposed for Crawford County, OH)

    THE FOUNDATION

    THE TOWER

    THE GENERATOR

    THE BLADES

    TRANSPORTING

    MISCELLANEOUS

    INITIAL IMPACT ON CRAWFORD COUNTY

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    posted:  July 4, 2022
    Action alerts, IdahoPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Stop Lava Ridge

    Let’s Stop the Lava Ridge Project!

    LS Power wants to build its wind project on public land – our land. It belongs to all of us. Our voices matter!

    We are a community group standing up for ourselves and Idaho. In order to protect our home, we need to band together and let all stories and opinions be heard. We aim to educate people about the project, share ways people can help stop the project, and advocate our cause to local and state government leaders. Many believe that the project is approved and there is nothing we can do. We CAN do something, and we will do everything we can to protect our homes, lands, and livelihoods.

    Stop Lava Ridge
    Public Open House

    Thursday, July 14th
    6 p.m.
    At the Messersmith Building,
    Jerome County Fairgrounds

    Come and learn more about the wind turbine projects in our area and their impacts!

    Letter Writing
    Aviation
    Wildlife
    Livestock
    Health
    and General Project Information

    We can make a difference. This is NOT a done deal.

    We need to tell Our Personal Stories and how the project will impact us, our families, and community.

    We need your help.

    What you can do:

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    posted:  March 14, 2022
    Action alerts, Australia, Law, NoisePrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Engage Victoria

    Changes to the regulation of wind farm noise – Victoria, Australia

    New regulations of wind energy facilities in Victoria are proposed to ensure that the amenity of local communities is protected and to provide certainty for industry. These will replace interim regulations, which are due to expire in October 2022.

    What is being proposed?

    Three alternative approaches to wind farm noise regulation have been assessed in a regulatory impact statement (RIS), prepared by Deloitte Access Economics:

    1. No additional regulation – relying on general provisions within the Environment Protection Act 2017
    2. Direct regulation – setting specific requirements for compliance
    3. Permissions – using a permit or other permission from the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to specify requirements for compliance.

    The RIS identified that the preferred approach is direct regulation, as it is expected to provide greater certainty by creating an explicit and transparent regulatory framework.

    The following package of requirements for wind farm operators is proposed under both the direct regulation and permissions options:

    Under all options, EPA will be the primary regulator for wind farm turbine noise, for new and existing facilities.

    The Minister for Planning will continue to be responsible for assessing applications and approving permits for wind farm developments.

    Why are new regulations needed?

    The Environment Protection Amendment (Interim) Regulations 2021 [click here for PDF] were made on 26th October 2021, are currently in effect and will expire after 12 months. Ongoing regulations are required to ensure continuity and certainty for industry and community.

    How does this relate to the interim regulations?

    Proposed regulations about wind farm noise have been developed for public feedback, the Environment Protection Amendment Regulations 2022 (‘proposed regulations’).

    The proposed regulations have the same requirements for wind farm operators as in the current interim regulations, with some minor points of clarification and updates to the timing of requirements. This includes two changes in response to public consultation on previous draft regulations in January 2021:

    Table 1. Requirements for wind farm operators

    Requirement in the interim regulations Changes in the proposed regulations

    Ongoing compliance with the relevant noise standard No change
    For properties subject to new stakeholder agreements, upper noise limit of 45dB or background sound plus 5 dB Timeline of requirement coming into effect changed from 1 November 2021 to 1 June 2022
    Completing a post-construction noise assessment within 12 months of commencement of operations Timeline of requirement coming into effect changed from 1 November 2021 to 1 June 2022
    Implementing a noise management plan, including a complaints management plan Clarifying that the noise management plan must be provided to EPA upon request, with the timeline changed from 1 January 2021 to 1 June 2022.
    Providing an annual statement detailing actions to ensure compliance, from 1 July 2022 Due date changed from three months after the end of the financial year to four months, as per the original regulations
    Conducting noise monitoring every five years, from 1 January 2024 No change
    No transitional provisions Transitional provisions to preserve the requirements that applied under the interim regulations and any reports produced during this time

    How can I participate?

    Please provide your feedback via the ‘Participate’ tab at the top of this website.

    Please note that submissions to the previous consultation on wind farm noise regulation in January 2021 will not be considered as part of this consultation. Submitters to the previous consultation are welcome to provide additional or revised submissions to this consultation.

    The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) will consider feedback and make recommendations on the final regulations or other regulatory options to the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change. It is intended that these will be introduced, along with a report of responses to public comments in mid-2022.

    How can I find more information?

    More information about the regulation of operational wind farm noise, including technical guidance is available from the Environment Protection Authority – Victoria (EPA).

    Concerns about wind farm turbine noise should be raised directly with the wind farm operator. The operator will respond according to their complaints management procedures. If unresolved, concerns about noise pollution can be reported to EPA via the 24/7 Pollution Report hotline – 1300 372 842 or you can send an email to contact@epa.vic.gov.au.

    For more information, see the document library for:

    For any questions or further comments about this consultation, please email windfarmnoise@delwp.vic.gov.au

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