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Resource Documents: England (30 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:  September 24, 2019
England, WildlifePrint storyE-mail story

Avian vulnerability to wind farm collision through the year: Insights from lesser black-backed gulls (Larus fuscus) tracked from multiple breeding colonies

Author:  Thaxter, Chris; et al.

Abstract— Wind energy generation has become an important means to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and mitigate against human‐induced climate change, but could also represent a significant human–wildlife conflict. Airborne taxa such as birds may be particularly sensitive to collision mortality with wind turbines, yet the relative vulnerability of species’ populations across their annual life cycles has not been evaluated. Using GPS telemetry, we studied the movements of lesser black‐backed gulls Larus fuscus from three UK breeding colonies through their . . .

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Date added:  September 1, 2014
England, NoisePrint storyE-mail story

Noise update, 20 November 2008

Author:  Davis, Jane

I am Jane Davis. I live on a farm [Grays Farm] on the Fens in Lincolnshire, England, an area known as South Holland. Perceptions of Noise Swish – blade cutting through the air. Ripping /lashing Hum – low frequency drone similar to mains transformer, but uneven. WD40 noise. Background roar. Helicopter noise (aerodynamic modulation – AM) …Whoooomph Enhanced helicopter noise (amplitude modulation of aerodynamic modulation) Factors That Emphasise Turbine Noise Pollution Shelter – Trees, especially conifers, tend to filter out . . .

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Date added:  August 27, 2014
England, Health, NoisePrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbines make people ill: fact not fiction

Author:  Kenny, Pamela

Would I say this?: Hundreds of thousands of people around the world live near and work at operating wind turbines without health effects. Wind energy enjoys considerable public support, but wind energy detractors have publicized their concerns that the sounds emitted from wind turbines cause adverse health effects. These allegations of health-related impacts are not supported by science. Studies show no evidence for direct human health effects from wind turbines. It is certainly not me talking. It is the claim . . .

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Date added:  February 3, 2014
England, Property values, WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Gone with the wind: valuing the visual impacts of wind turbines through house prices

Author:  Gibbons, Stephen

Abstract. This study provides quantitative evidence on the local benefits and costs of wind farm developments in England and Wales, focussing on their visual environmental impacts. In the tradition of studies in environmental, public and urban economics, housing costs are used to reveal local preferences for views of wind farm developments. Estimation is based on quasi- experimental research designs that compare price changes occurring in places where wind farms become visible, with price changes in appropriate comparator groups. These comparator . . .

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