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Unless indicated otherwise, documents presented here are not the product of nor are they necessarily endorsed by National Wind Watch. These resource documents are shared here to assist anyone wishing to research the issue of industrial wind power and the impacts of its development. The information should be evaluated by each reader to come to their own conclusions about the many areas of debate. • The copyrights reside with the sources indicated. As part of its noncommercial educational effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations.

Mount Fyans Wind Energy Facility Planning Panel Report 

Authors:  | Australia, Wildlife

Categories:  Australia, Wildlife

Threat of mining to African great apes 

Authors:  | Africa, Technology, Wildlife

Categories:  Africa, Technology, Wildlife

Impairment of the Endothelium and Disorder of Microcirculation in Humans and Animals Exposed to Infrasound Due to Irregular Mechano-Transduction 

Authors:  | Health, Noise

Categories:  Health, Noise

Pile Driving Noise Survey 

Authors:  | Massachusetts, Noise, Regulations, Wildlife

Categories:  Massachusetts, Noise, Regulations, Wildlife

Sonar Vessel Noise Survey 

Authors:  | New Jersey, Noise, Regulations, Wildlife

Categories:  New Jersey, Noise, Regulations, Wildlife

Cost of Wind: The Negative Economic Effects of Global Wind Energy Development 

Authors:  | Economics

Categories:  Economics

Webster/Rollo and Shorten/Carty vs Meenacloghspar Wind 

Authors:  | Ireland, Law, Noise

Categories:  Ireland, Law, Noise

8 Steps Used by Windpower Developers to Create Agreements 

Authors:  | Contracts, Environment, Technology

Categories:  Contracts, Environment, Technology

Forest bat activity declines with increasing wind speed in proximity of operating wind turbines 

Authors:  | Germany, Wildlife

Categories:  Germany, Wildlife

Some Sobering Facts – Viking Energy Wind Farm 

Authors:  | Aesthetics, Environment, Scotland

Categories:  Aesthetics, Environment, Scotland

Association between exposure to wind turbines and sleep disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis 

Authors:  | Health, Noise

Categories:  Health, Noise

Establishing the acute physiological and sleep disruption characteristics of wind farm versus road traffic noise disturbances in sleep: a randomized controlled trial protocol 

Authors:  | Australia, Health, Noise

Categories:  Australia, Health, Noise

How far are birds, bats, and terrestrial mammals displaced from onshore wind power development? A systematic review 

Authors:  | Finland, Wildlife

Categories:  Finland, Wildlife

Potential Hydrodynamic Impacts of Offshore Wind Energy on Nantucket Shoals Regional Ecology: An Evaluation from Wind to Whales 

Authors:  | Environment, Massachusetts, Wildlife

Categories:  Environment, Massachusetts, Wildlife

Noise pollution from wind turbines and its effects on wildlife: A cross-national analysis of current policies and planning regulations 

Authors:  | California, Germany, Israel, Regulations, Siting, Wildlife

Categories:  California, Germany, Israel, Regulations, Siting, Wildlife

Evidence that offshore wind energy vessel surveys are the cause of the recent New Jersey whale and dolphin deaths 

Authors:  | New Jersey, Wildlife

Categories:  New Jersey, Wildlife

Windpower and Whales 

Authors:  | Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Wildlife

Categories:  Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Wildlife

Key environmental factors for offshore windfarm environmental impact assessment 

Authors:  | Australia, Economics, Environment, Noise, Wildlife | Australia, Economics, Environment, Noise, Wildlife

Categories:  Australia, Economics, Environment, Noise, Wildlife

High Bat Fatality Rates Estimated at Wind Farms in Southern Spain 

Authors:  | Spain, Wildlife

Categories:  Spain, Wildlife

Whales stop singing and rock lobsters lose their balance: how seismic surveys can harm marine life 

Authors:  | Australia, Noise, Wildlife

Categories:  Australia, Noise, Wildlife

Environmental Impact Assessment of Sacrificial Anode Method in Taiwan Strait 

Authors:  | Environment, Taiwan, Technology

Categories:  Environment, Taiwan, Technology

Wind farm and solar park effects on plant–soil carbon cycling: uncertain impacts of changes in ground-level microclimate 

Authors:  | Environment, Meteorology

Categories:  Environment, Meteorology

Wildlife and infrastructure: impact of wind turbines on bats in the Black Sea coast region 

Authors:  | Belarus, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, Wildlife

Categories:  Belarus, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, Wildlife

An analysis of displacement from wind turbines in a wintering grassland bird community 

Authors:  | Texas, Wildlife

Categories:  Texas, Wildlife

Bat Mortality at Wind Turbines in Northwestern Europe 

Authors:  | Europe, Wildlife

Categories:  Europe, Wildlife

Vibrational noise from wind energy turbines negatively impacts earthworm abundance 

Authors:  | Environment, Netherlands, Wildlife

Categories:  Environment, Netherlands, Wildlife

Debunking the claim that “solar and wind are cheaper than fossil fuels” 

Authors:  | Economics

Categories:  Economics

Bisphenol A Pollution from Wind Turbines 

Authors:  | Environment, Health, U.K., Videos, Wildlife

Categories:  Environment, Health, U.K., Videos, Wildlife

“We have been invaded”: Wind energy sacrifice zones in Åfjord Municipality and their implications for Norway 

Authors:  | Environment, Human rights, Norway

Categories:  Environment, Human rights, Norway

Comments of Independent Ratepayer Advocates 

Authors:  | Economics, U.S.

Categories:  Economics, U.S.

Educating the Lawyers Series 

Authors:  | Australia, Health, Law, Noise, Wildlife

Categories:  Australia, Health, Law, Noise, Wildlife

End the “Green” Delusions: Industrial-Scale Renewable Energy Is Fossil Fuel+ 

Authors:  | Environment, Human rights

Categories:  Environment, Human rights

Peasant Studies 

Categories:  Environment, Human rights, India, Mexico, Mozambique, Spain

Wind farms dry surface soil in temporal and spatial variation 

Authors:  | China, Environment, Meteorology

Categories:  China, Environment, Meteorology

Seasonal patterns of bird and bat collision fatalities at wind turbines 

Authors:  | U.S., Wildlife

Categories:  U.S., Wildlife

Taking the Wind Out of Climate Change 

Authors:  | Emissions

Categories:  Emissions

Infrasound and its impact on people 

Authors:  | Health, Noise

Categories:  Health, Noise

Large-scale effects of offshore wind farms on seabirds of high conservation concern 

Authors:  | Environment, Germany

Categories:  Environment, Germany

Death of a Wind Farm 

Authors:  | Economics, Minnesota

Categories:  Economics, Minnesota

The extent of windfarm infrastructures on recognised European blanket bogs 

Authors:  | Environment, Europe, U.K.

Categories:  Environment, Europe, U.K.

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