Alerts and Events: Oceania
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.
The Waubra Foundation CEO, Sarah Laurie, stands by the accuracy of confidential information submitted by the Foundation to the 2012 Federal Senate Inquiry. The information related to the numbers and locations of rural residents forced to permanently or temporarily abandon their homes in Australia because of the adverse health effects they experienced from exposure to operating wind turbines. This information was provided in confidence to the CEO, on the condition that it not be made publicly available by her, and . . .
Dear ~~ If you are elected will you support a thorough investigation into the Renewable Energy Certificate Fraud, which will one day be shown to be one of the largest frauds on the Commonwealth with $80 Million alone just at the Waubra Industrial Wind Turbine Development? If elected what will you and your party do about the plight of the Australian Wind Farm Refugees and those who are profoundly noise affected by industrial wind turbine developments? The people of Australia . . .
Origin Energy has increased the turbine size by 75% without any community consultation and no new background noise monitoring or modeling being undertaken. The original permit approval for the turbine size was 2MW, now Origin is installing 3-3.5MW turbines – currently the biggest in the world. Neither the State or Federal Government, nor the Pyrenees Shire have insisted on a new Noise Impact Assessment to take into account the increase in size which will lead to more infrasound, noise and . . .
We know wind turbines generate audible, low frequency and infrasound noise and vibration. This has been measured inside and outside of sufferers’ homes. We know health problems (totally new, or old afflictions aggravated) start to appear around wind projects sited in most rural settings with turbines of 0.6MW or larger, co-incident with the start up of operations. We know that the health problems continue to emerge in more people and intensify as time exposure increases. We know that increasing turbine . . .
Our understanding of the clinical patterns of illness and the acoustics of wind turbine noise has increased significantly over the last year. We now understand that much of the pathology being reported by residents is related to chronic sleep deprivation and chronic physiological stress, in addition to the vestibular disorder symptoms which have been called “wind turbine syndrome” and include nausea, vertigo, balance disorders, ear pressure, and headaches. Recent work by Professor Con Doolan at Waterloo wind development in South . . .
AT THE REQUEST OF COUNCILLORS JENNINGS, TAYLOR AND PEAKE A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE MID MURRAY COUNCIL WILL BE HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, MAIN STREET, CAMBRAI ON TUESDAY, 24 JULY 2012 AT 5-00 PM. THE PURPOSE OF THE MEETING IS TO CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING NOTICES OF MOTION: Motion 1 That Council revoke the power delegated to the Mid Murray Council Development Assessment Panel to report to the Development Assessment Commission specifically on the matter of the application for the . . .
South Australians don’t want to live too close to industrial scale wind generators. We have more wind generation than any other State – in fact, we have one of the highest proportions in the world of wind power generation. More than half of Australia’s installed wind power is in South Australia. Wind-powered generation is seen as totally eco-friendly and green. However, concern is building over its cost, health effects and aesthetics. Community opposition to industrial scale wind generators is increasing. . . .