Alerts and Events: U.K.
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.
Meetings, Noise, Research, Scotland, Technology •
Source: Institute of Noise Control Engineering—Europe
Wind Turbine Noise 2015 – 6th International Conference – INCE Europe Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow, Scotland | 20 – 23 April 2015 Presentations – oral, poster or part of a workshop session: Building integrated wind turbines: Noise, vibration and energy potential analysis – Dymock, Dance & Day The DTU Wind Energy WTN Test Facility – Bradley, Mikkelsen & Legg On the noise prediction of a serrated DU96 airfoil using the Lattice Boltzmann Method – van der Velden et al Experimental comparison of solid . . .
To all our fantastic SAS supporters: Happy Xmas! from the team at SAS. Dear Supporters, With Xmas upon us once more, we bring you a round up of all the latest news to hit the headlines over the past six weeks, including our visit to the SNP conference, the Smith Commission outcome, and the new, emerging picture of the world energy markets. Our thanks to Iain Green for his wonderful Xmas cartoons, and also to a few very special individuals . . .
Announcements, Noise, Studies, U.K. •
Source: Independent Noise Working Group
30 Oct 2014 We are pleased to announce the formation of an Independent Noise Working Group to investigate wind turbine Excess Amplitude Modulation noise. Ask anyone living close to a wind farm about the noises it makes. Many will tell you that the most annoying is a ‘swish/thump’ from the turbine blades that frequently occurs at night. It isn’t its loudness that upsets – for this they should have protection through the normal planning process – but its recurrent, sleep . . .
WEST DORSET WIND FARM PLANNING APPLICATION WD/D/14/000885 20 June 2014 Planning permission is being sought for what would be Dorset’s largest wind farm. Proposed for a site in West Dorset, in open unspoilt countryside just north of Tolpuddle, it would comprise five 115 metre (377 feet) high industrial-scale turbines. Last time I wrote to you and asked for your support the response was over 1,000 objections – this was instrumental in forcing the developer to withdraw its proposal for a . . .
“The Mendip Windfarm Song” is aimed at highlighting the proliferation of proposals for wind turbines across the West Country and furthermore the entire UK, disregarding the views of the local communities they are imposed upon. The song was penned after hearing of a proposed 66m turbine in the quiet village of Laverton, near Norton St Philip where the band’s HQ is based and news of the song has led to huge support for its release. A spokesman for the band . . .
Economics, Grid, Meetings, Noise, Presentations, Scotland, U.K. •
Source: Scotland Against Spin
Mike Stigwood, MAS Environmental Wind Farms Noise: The Sacrifice of the Rural Minorities [click here to download mp4 (110 MB)] Jeremy Nicholson, Energy Intensive Users Group [click here to download mp4 (77 MB)] Mike Hall, Friends of Eden, Lakeland & Lunesdale Scenery The Cost of Wind Energy [click here to download mp4 (75 MB)] Mike Haseler, Scottish Climate & Energy Forum Economics, Energy & Wind [click here to download mp4 (68 MB)] Gordon Hughes, University of Edinburgh Renewables Policy and . . .
Aesthetics, Economics, Energy, Environment, Health, Noise, Protests, Publications, Safety, Scotland, Wildlife •
Source: Scotland Against Spin
SNP Annual Conference, Perth, Saturday 19th October The Scottish Borders Network joined by South of Scotland groups will be hosting this year’s anti-wind turbine protest in Perth on Saturday October 19th. Supported by Scotland Against Spin and campaigners from across Scotland, the protest will highlight the particular plight of the country south of Edinburgh and Glasgow. More turbine development has been forced on this region than any other in Scotland. The Scottish Government is still denying the South planning controls . . .