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Resource Documents: Law (66 items)


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.

Date added:  December 2, 2023
California, Germany, Israel, Regulations, Siting, WildlifePrint storyE-mail story

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

Author:  Teff-Seker, Yael; et al.

Highlights Wind turbine noise (WTN) can have a detrimental effect on nearby wildlife. WTN can harm vital survival, social, and rearing mechanisms in certain species. Planning guidelines in the US, Germany and Israel do not address these adverse effects. Micro-placement, zoning, and impact assessments can aid in WTN impact mitigation. More research is needed on WTN effects on wildlife to create appropriate regulations. Abstract The quest for cleaner energy has caused governments to expand renewable energy infrastructure, including wind turbine . . .

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Date added:  November 1, 2023
Denmark, Law, Norway, TechnologyPrint storyE-mail story

Gone with the wind? Wind farm–induced wakes and regulatory gaps

Author:  Finserås, Eirik; et al.

Abstract – Wind farm–induced wakes can propagate dozens of kilometres, decreasing the power production and the fatigue lifetime of wind turbines between neighbouring farms. This phenomenon termed hereinafter “wind theft”, may lead to legal conflicts between wind farm operators and even States as power production from a wind farm is affected by the wake effects generated by another, reducing power output. Wind theft can substantially slow down the development of offshore wind if it is not regulated by a clear legal . . .

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Date added:  June 22, 2023
Australia, ContractsPrint storyE-mail story

Energy development on your land? Don’t throw caution to the wind

Author:  Clarke, Cowell

With wind, solar and battery developments playing a critical role in achieving Australia’s renewable energy targets, landowners continue to be approached by energy proponents and developers across the country seeking to secure agreements to undertake energy developments on their land. It is all too easy for landowners to be dangerously distracted during negotiations by the returns promised by energy developers and the benefits associated with income diversification. However, an energy development is not a “set and forget” project. They are . . .

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Date added:  June 15, 2023
Australia, Health, Law, Noise, WildlifePrint storyE-mail story

Educating the Lawyers Series

Author:  Wind Farm Living

These concise pamphlets were compiled by Wind Farm Living in Victoria, Australia. 0 The Battle of Armageddon 1 The Bald Hills Precedent 2 The Problems with Wind Turbines 3 Turbine Sickness 4 Loss of Amenity Is a Real Thing 5 Learnings from Bald Hills – The 4 Important Steps 6 Step 1 Gathering the Evidence 6 Step 2 Documenting the Evidence 8 The Bald Hills Boys Are Now the Law 9 Noise Compliance Is a Furphy 10 Data Points Are . . .

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