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Resource Documents: France (18 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 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:  August 17, 2011
France, WildlifePrint storyE-mail story

Etude de la mortalité des chiroptères

Author:  AVES Environnement

Parc éolien du Mas de Leuze Saint-Martin-de-Crau (nine 800-kW turbines, 48-m-diam blade area [1,810 m², 0.45 acre], 50 m hub ht) 103 chauves-souris ont été trouvées mortes ou blessées (2 individus) au cours des 56 contrôles réalisés, entre le 17 mars et le 27 novembre 2009, sous les neuf éoliennes du parc du Mas de Leuze. D’après la formule adaptée de celle préconisée par Erickson et al. (2000), le nombre effectif de victimes, calculée sur la base des 103 chauves-souris . . .

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Date added:  March 13, 2011
France, Health, NoisePrint storyE-mail story

Infrasound: Wind Energy’s Harmful Flaw (in French)

Author:  Renard, Claude

Les Infrasons, Nuisances Redhibitoires des Éoliennes This article is an updated (c. 2006?) summary of a lecture entitled “Infrasound: Hidden and Harmful Pollution”, presented by the author in 1997. That lecture was in response, at that time, to concerns arising from the marketing in Sweden of a non-lethal infrasound weapon for riot control, the recognition of “sick building syndrome” due to infrasound emitted by air conditioning systems, and finally, the multiplication of wind turbine projects in Brittany, where the density . . .

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Changes in Wind Turbine Setbacks

Author:  Palmer, William

Note that Setbacks can have both physical safety rationale – for reasons of potential injury – and noise rationale – for reasons of annoyance and health effects United Kingdom Derek Taylor, 1991, “How to Plan the Nuisance Out of Wind Energy”, suggested setback from wind turbines with a 30 metre rotor to roadways and lot lines, of 50 metres adequate to a lightly traveled road, 100 metres to a heavily traveled road, and 120 to 170 metres to a home [4-5.7 times rotor . . .

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Date added:  December 24, 2008
Economics, Emissions, Environment, France, General, Regulations, VideosPrint storyE-mail story

Éolien industriel: Apothéose du scandale

Author:  Fédération Environnement Durable

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