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Resource Documents: Netherlands (25 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 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:  August 1, 2023
Environment, Netherlands, WildlifePrint storyE-mail story

Vibrational noise from wind energy turbines negatively impacts earthworm abundance

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 . . .

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Date added:  December 2, 2022
Environment, Meteorology, NetherlandsPrint storyE-mail story

Windparken mengen zich in het weer [Wind facilities interfere with the weather]

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. . . .

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Date added:  February 11, 2022
Health, Netherlands, NoisePrint storyE-mail story

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 . . .

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Date added:  September 21, 2020
Netherlands, Property valuesPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbines and solar farms drive down house prices

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 . . .

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