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Resource Documents: Regulations (255 items)

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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.


Date added:  February 11, 2023
Noise, Regulations, U.K.Print storyE-mail story

Review of noise guidance for onshore wind turbines: report for UK government

Author:  WSP

This study aimed to answer the question: in view of government policies on noise and commitments to Net Zero, should the existing ETSU-R-97 noise assessment guidance for wind turbines be updated, and if so, how? Onshore wind is recognised as one of the lowest-cost sources of renewable electricity generation. A sustained growth in capacity is also seen as a keen enabler of the UK government’s commitment to deliver a net zero economy by 2050. Using our expertise in acoustics, planning . . .

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Date added:  January 12, 2023
Iowa, Regulations, SitingPrint storyE-mail story

Act relating to the siting and operation of certain wind energy conversion facilities

Author:  Iowa State Senate

3. a. A wind energy conversion facility shall be sited at the following distances: (1) No less than two and one-half times the total height of a wind turbine to be constructed on a proposed facility or five thousand feet, whichever is greater, from any existing abutting dwelling or nonparticipating property. (2) No less than one and one-tenth times the total height of a wind turbine to be constructed on a proposed facility or five hundred feet, whichever is greater, . . .

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Date added:  March 5, 2020
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Industrial Wind Turbine Seismic Source

Author:  West, Michael

Introduction Despite their generally positive reputation as sources of clean, safe energy, Industrial Wind Turbines (IWTs) do have their critics. For years, residents living in the vicinity of IWT clusters have reported a variety of physical ailments which they attribute to the sounds and vibrations emanating from wind turbines (Kelley, 1985; CBC.ca, 2011). Noise bylaws, setback distances and other regulations applied to IWTs appear to be based on analysis methods used historically with industrial applications, where noise tends to be . . .

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Date added:  February 14, 2020
Minnesota, Noise, Regulations, TechnologyPrint storyE-mail story

Why “Ground Factor” Matters

Author:  Overland, Carol

Minn. R. 7030.0400 is the MPCA’s noise rule, setting standards for industrial noise. It was developed to limit industrial noise, from a noise source on the ground to a “receptor” on the ground. ISO 9613-2 was also developed to measure ground based noise reaching a ground based receptor. A primary input is the “ground factor” set to address conditions on the ground, the ground effect, between the noise source and the receptor: 7.3  Ground effect (Agr) 7.3.1  General method of . . .

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