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Changes to the regulation of wind farm noise – Victoria, Australia
14 March 2022
Action alerts, Australia, Law, Noise

New regulations of wind energy facilities in Victoria are proposed to ensure that the amenity of local communities is protected and to provide certainty for industry. These will replace interim regulations, which are due to expire in October 2022. What is being proposed? Three alternative approaches to wind farm noise regulation have been assessed in a regulatory impact statement (RIS), prepared by Deloitte Access Economics: No additional regulation – relying on general provisions within the Environment Protection Act 2017 Direct . . .

Wind Farm Noise Laboratory Study
19 August 2021
Announcements, Australia, Health, Noise, Studies

This project will use the best available measurements of sleep and physiological activation responses to a range of different noise types to carefully test noise impacts on sleep macro-structure (sleep stage distribution and wake time during the sleep period) and sleep micro-structure (brief arousal and physiological activation responses). Participants who take part in the (CATI) and consent to being contacted about potential further involvement in this project, may be approached to take part in this phase of the study. Residents . . .

Nouveau livre concernant l’éolien – pour en finir avec les idées fausses
20 May 2021
Economics, Emissions, France, Publications

[The Wind Plague by Patrice Cahart (Nicolas Saudray) – to put an end to misconceptions about wind energy] Malgré toutes les objections et protestations, la progression éolienne se poursuit, au détriment de nos paysages et de nos finances. C’est pourquoi Patrice Cahart a rassemblé, dans un petit livre percutant, toutes les idées utiles sur ce sujet. Ancien inspecteur général des finances, il était bien placé pour dénoncer le gaspillage monumental que constitue l’éolien dans notre pays. Les éoliennes reposent sur . . .

Ninth International Meeting on Wind Turbine Noise: accepted abstracts
19 January 2021
Announcements, Meetings, Noise, Studies

Wind Turbine Noise 2021 May 18-21, 2021 e-Conference from Europe: Ninth International Conference on Wind Turbine Noise Accepted abstracts (Presentations will be either oral, poster or part of a workshop session.) A review of different methodologies to measurement of Sound Pressure Level from Wind Farms Payam Ashtiani Efficient management of acoustic studies of large wind farm projects Miguel Ausejo Prieto, Laura Simón Otegui, Rubén García Morales A model to calculate the delta between internal noise with open windows vs external . . .

Deadly Turn
21 December 2020
Maine

Deadly Turn, by Sandra Neily Ready or not, trouble finds Patton Conover … In “Deadly Turn,” Patton and her wayward dog Pock are hired by a research firm to collect dead birds and bats at wind power generation sites. When a turbine explodes, she stumbles over the body part of an unknown man whose death implicates both her and her dog. Under a brutal fall heat wave and the unblinking scrutiny of the game warden who is another mystery in her . . .

In response to Coillte’s planning application to Leitrim/Sligo Counties
15 August 2020
Action alerts, Environment, Impacts, Ireland, Press releases, Wildlife

OUTRAGED RURAL COMMUNITY ACCUSES Semi State COILLTE of GOLIATH v DAVID–style BULLYING TACTICS Local community group, WIND AWARE DROMAHAIR, claims that Coillte representatives assured them in 2018 that their proposed Croagh Windfarm, of GIANT wind turbines, would be fully compliant with the new, albeit still draft, Planning Guidelines. It now transpires that their application to Leitrim and Sligo County Councils is based on the 2006 Guidelines, described some years ago by former Environment Minister Denis Naughten as “manifestly unfit for . . .

Wind Turbine Noise 2021 — May 18-21, 2021
20 May 2020
Meetings, Noise

Ninth International Conference on Wind Turbine Noise Crowne Plaza Hotel, Northwood, Dublin, Ireland Calling for Papers – Submit your Abstract by 20th November 2020 For our ninth conference we are in Dublin, capital of the Irish Republic. The hotel is ten minutes from the airport but with a bus service every ten minutes to the city centre. For those wanting to stay on site there is the conference hotel or the Holiday Inn Express next door. The conferences attract delegates . . .

The Windbreaker
11 February 2020
Environment, Law, Newsletters, Ohio

Contents (issue 36): State lawmakers in the Ohio Senate urged to allow SB 234 wind farm referendum Seneca Anti-Wind Union Investigates, Episode 3 – “Property Destruction, Forgery, and Trespassing; The Abuse of Host Community Citizens” (video link) Wind Turbine Blades Can’t Be Recycled, So They’re Piling Up in Landfills (Bloomberg News link) Download PDF: “Windbreaker, issue 36”

SOUL of Wisconsin newsletter
11 February 2020
Economics, Emissions, Newsletters, Wisconsin

View at: campaign-archive.com Contents: Getting Serious about CO₂: Part II (click here for Part I) Citizen Intervenors Put Goals of Regional Utilities on Hot Seat Where Do Midwest States Currently Stand in Terms of CO₂ Reduction? What Measures Can Achieve 1.8% Per Year Reduction in Energy Use? How Does $4.26 per Month for Accelerated Energy Efficiency Compare to Spending $11.62 per Month for New Power Plants and Transmission Expansion? Set Your Own Household Standards. Inform Your Wisconsin Lawmakers About Your . . .

Utilities Strive to Stifle Citizen Intervenors
8 December 2019
Action alerts, Economics, Emissions, Hearings, Iowa

Iowa Cardinal Hickory Creek Hearings PUBLIC ATTENDANCE VITAL December 10, 11 and 12, 9am-5pm Hotel Julien, 200 Main Street Dubuque, Iowa Your presence is needed to support the efforts of public intervenors at the upcoming hearings in Dubuque. If successful, legal obstacles laid down by transmission builders ITC-Midwest and Dairyland Power Cooperative would remove Ms. Chris Klopp and three other public intervenors from impacting the technical proceedings and: Eliminate the only arguments challenging need for the proposed Cardinal Hickory Creek . . .

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