[ exact phrase in "" • ~10 sec • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


LOCATION/TYPE

News Home
Archive
RSS

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links

Alerts

Press Releases

FAQs

Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics

Videos

Allied Groups

Element Power rejects criticism  

Credit:  Leinster Leader | 11 September 2013 | www.leinsterleader.ie ~~

Element Power has denied claims that wind turbines may have negative effects on livestock.

It pointed out that Professor Alun Evans from Queen’s University told last week’s ITBA meeing there was a lack of studies on the effects on horses.

“That’s the very point, there is no credible research to this effect so he is actually admitting that he is making spurious claims based on nothing. He is creating unnecessary fear and unfounded anxiety. More than 225,000 wind turbines are operating successfully the world over, a sizeable percentage of those are on agricultural land where livestock, including horses, are farmed. In the absence of any evidence, that is the most accurate indicator that wind turbines can co-exist harmoniously with agriculture and have no negative effects on animals or humans,” said a company spokesperson.

The company confirmed it has signed option agreements to build turbines with more than 100 landowners in Kildare. It also stated there was no clause in the contract excluding the grazing of horses. It said farmers will not be liable for VAT on the lease option contracts. “We are at least six months away from submitting a planning application. Until studies have concluded on potentially suitable sites to determine whether or not they meet the criteria for a wind turbine, Element Power does not have a list of final sites. Once that list is available, the company will make it available immediately and present it as part of its statutory consultation process with the public,” said the company.

It said it was always willing to meet anyone genuinely interested in learning about the project.

Tim Cowhig, CEO of Element Power Ireland said; “The most recent comprehensive piece of research on wind turbines, commissioned by the US Government and published only last month (August) states that ‘Across all model specifications, we find no statistical evidence that home prices near wind turbines were affected in either the post-construction or post-announcement/pre-construction periods.” Element Power’s Chief Technology Officer, Peter Harte said; “Wind farms don’t produce sound and infrasound at anywhere sufficient level to cause sleeplessness to the average person.”

Source:  Leinster Leader | 11 September 2013 | www.leinsterleader.ie

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate

Share:


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook

Share

CONTACT DONATE PRIVACY ABOUT SEARCH
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.
Share

 Follow: