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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:  November 22, 2009
California, Noise, Regulations, Safety, VideosPrint storyE-mail story

They’re Not Green Episode 4

Author:  Peña, Nettie

For over 20 years, Riverside Country Supervisors and the Palm Springs City Council have changed land use variances in favor of wind power developers. They have ignored the California Energy Commission Recommendations for Wind Turbine Setbacks to Residential Structures. Episodes 7–10 are no longer available. Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 5 Episode 6

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Date added:  June 10, 2009
Noise, Ontario, Regulations, Safety, WildlifePrint storyE-mail story

Proposed Content for the Renewable Energy Approval Regulation under the Environmental Protection Act

Author:  Ontario Ministry of the Environment

[Note: These requirements are in effect as of September 24, 2009.] Part IV – Explanation of Technology-Specific Requirements A. Land-based Wind Turbine Facilities It is proposed that wind turbine facilities with a name plate capacity equal to or less than 3 kW would not require a Renewable Energy Approval, and are therefore not subject to the requirements identified in this section. It is also proposed that proponents of these facilities will be exempt from having to obtain a certificate of . . .

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Date added:  April 15, 2009
Property values, SafetyPrint storyE-mail story

Living with the impact of windmills

Author:  Luxemburger, Chris

• An overview of how it impacts on aviation safety • An overview of how land values are established • An overview of the impact of windmills on land values Land Values Argument Land value can be expressed in many different ways: – Reconstruction Value – Appraised Value – Liquidity Value – Market Value – etc. When dealing with the OMB hearing I focused on market value since it is defined as the highest price in terms of money, that . . .

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Date added:  March 25, 2009
General, Health, Ordinances, Regulations, Safety, WisconsinPrint storyE-mail story

What’s in a Large Wind Ordinance? And How Does a Town Create One?

Author:  Better Plan, Wisconsin

A Look at the History, Research, and Content of the Town of Union’s Large Wind Ordinance, Step by Step, A to Z Guide Also see the Union, Wisc., Large Wind Turbine Citizens Committee Setback Recommendations Report. How does an ordinance protect a township? The latest from the wind developer’s lawsuits against the Towns of Ridgeville and Wilton. A is for Assume: What they say about the word “assume” and what that has to do with industrial turbine noise and the . . .

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