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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 . . .More »
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, . . .More »
Author: RPM Access
Project Name Top of Iowa Wind Farm Developer Midwest Renewable Energy Corporation and Zilkha Renewable Energy Owner Entergy Corporation and Shell Wind Corporation Contructor M.A. Mortenson Project Size 81 MW Location Approx 3 miles east of Town of Joice, Worth County, Iowa Site Area Approx 5,900 acres of cropland consisting of 49 separate parcels of land [73 acres/MW] Generating Equipment 89 NEG Micon 900 kW turbines on 237 foot tall tubular towers Balance of Plant Facilities 21.8 miles of underground electric and . . .More »
Author: Bezrukovs, Dmitrijs
[abstract] The reflection and diffraction of external communication and navigational transmitters from tall constructions and moving blades of wind turbines produce some short-pulse additional electromagnetic interference strong enough to fully disturb radio astronomical observations. The problem of short-pulse electromagnetic interference is distinctive to all radio telescopes surrounded by wind turbines. This problem became significant for Ventspils International Radio Astronomy Centre (VIRAC) after new wind park “Platene” [near Platene and Vede] of Winergy Ltd. was built in 2012 and radio telescopes . . .More »