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Resource Documents: Netherlands (25 items)
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Author: Velilla, Estefania; Collinson, Eleanor; Bellato, Laura; Berg, Matty; and Halfwerk, Wouter
[abstract] Human activities often impact the sensory environment of organisms. Wind energy turbines are a fast-growing potential source of anthropogenic vibrational noise that can affect soil animals sensitive to vibrations and thereby alter soil community functioning. Larger soil animals, such as earthworms (macrofauna, > 1 cm in size), are particularly likely to be impacted by the low-frequency turbine waves that can travel through soils over large distances. Here we examine the effect of wind turbine-induced vibrational noise on the abundance of soil . . .More »
Author: Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut
Uit een recente studie met het KNMI weermodel blijkt dat windparken het weer beïnvloeden. De wind in de buurt van windparken neemt gemiddeld af en ook de temperatuur en luchtvochtigheid veranderen. Het is niet zo dat windenergie klimaatverandering veroorzaakt want het effect van windparken op het weer is plaatselijk. Toch is het effect in bepaalde weersituaties op grote afstand van het windpark nog merkbaar. Windparken zijn atmosfeer-mixers Draaiende rotorbladen van een windturbine zetten bewegingsenergie van de wind om in elektriciteit. . . .More »
Geluid van industriële windturbines: De relatie met gezondheid [Industrial wind turbine noise: the association with human health]
Author: de Laat, Jan; et al.
[English abstract] Climate targets will provide the Netherlands with more and higher industrial wind turbines that produce various ‘side effects’, including noise pollution and annoyance. Especially low-frequency noise and infrasonic vibrations can be detected more than 10 km away. In neighbouring residential areas, long-term exposure, especially at night, leads to sleep disturbances, with secondary symptoms, that may be associated with, for example, delay in cognitive development of children. More research is needed. Jan A.P.M. de Laat, clinical physicist/audiologist, Audiologisch Centrum . . .More »
Author: Koster, Hans; and Dröes, Martijn
Countries that invest in renewable energy production face frequent opposition from local homeowners. Using a detailed housing transactions dataset covering the whole of the Netherlands since 1985, this column compares the overall impact that wind turbines and solar farms have on housing prices. It finds that tall wind turbines (over 150 metres) have a negative effect, and solar farms generate losses as well (2-3% for homeowners within a 1km orbit). This evidence should be factored into finding the optimal allocation . . .More »