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Alerts and Events: Australia
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.
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: No additional regulation – relying on general provisions within the Environment Protection Act 2017 Direct . . .
This project will use the best available measurements of sleep and physiological activation responses to a range of different noise types to carefully test noise impacts on sleep macro-structure (sleep stage distribution and wake time during the sleep period) and sleep micro-structure (brief arousal and physiological activation responses). Participants who take part in the (CATI) and consent to being contacted about potential further involvement in this project, may be approached to take part in this phase of the study. Residents . . .
Published in Australia in October 2018 by Spinifex Press, Berni Janssen’s powerful expression of the traumas wrought by industrial wind turbines on the land, its life, and human neighbors is now more widely available: in April via IPG and in June at Amazon. Reviews have been glowing. Janssen uses a variety of forms that convey the many voices she presents. She masterfully weaves life and politics and nature in all its complexities. This book, its poetic language, its emotional intensity, . . .
A good example of a community campaign newsletter (click here to download PDF):
Origin Energy’s proposed changes to the blade length and height of the turbines at Stockyard Hill will cause irreparable harm to the health of our community. Origin claims the increase in turbine height is “improving project efficiencies”. This is clever corporate wording for ‘improving profits’ at our community’s expense and also makes the Stockyard Hill Project more attractive to on-sell to foreign investors. Here is what this means for residents: The proposed turbine height changes contravene condition three of the . . .
TO: Michael Spence BA LLB Sydney DPhil PcDipTheol Oxf Vice Chancellor and Principle, University of Sydney I am once again writing to you in relation to Professor Simon Chapman’s active and well publicised close involvement with the Industrial Wind Industry in Australia, and the increasingly adverse effect this association is having on the University of Sydney’s reputation for quality research and ethical behaviour. It appears possible Professor Chapman is conducting research without prior ethics committee approval from the Human Research . . .
Closes on Friday, 11 April 2014, 05:00pm (AEDT) NHMRC is currently seeking feedback on a draft Information Paper: Evidence on Wind Farms and Human Health, which provides the Australian community with a summary of the evidence on whether wind farms cause adverse health effects in humans. The draft NHMRC Information Paper is based on the Systematic review of the human health effects of wind farms, an independent review of the available scientific literature examining the possible impacts of wind farms . . .