Bad Moon Rising: Turbine Radar

Turbines may well blow an ill wind over locals, ‘first’ study shows

The report found offending sound pressure was present at four distinct phases of turbine operation: starting, maximum power and changing load by more than 20 per cent either up or down. Mr Cooper said the findings were consistent with research into health impacts from early model wind turbines conducted in the US more than 20 years ago.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/subscribe/news/1/index.html?sourceCode=TAWEB_WRE170_a&mode=premium&dest=http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/climate/turbines-may-well-blow-an-ill-wind-over-locals-first-study-shows/story-e6frg6xf-1227191416797?nk=27c7bf88e0c9a8e4cbb335ab364ab6d3&memtype=anonymous

Attorneys question Hawaii PUC’s approval of wind farm

Environmental lawyers say that the Public Utilities Commission shouldn’t have signed off on the Na Pua Makani wind farm before its environmental review is complete.

http://www.civilbeat.com/2015/01/attorneys-question-hawaii-pucs-approval-of-wind-farm/

Too Close for Comfort: Turbine decreases neighbor’s quality of life

Chronicle produced this news video covering the impacts of five industrial-scale wind turbines sited in Kingston, Massachusetts.

http://www.wcvb.com/chronicle/too-close-for-comfort/30882350

NEK Development officials vote to oppose large wind projects

The executive committee for the Northeastern Vermont Development Association voted unanimously to recommend that the regional planning commission oppose future wind projects. The recommendation must be approved by the commission’s board of directors.

http://vtdigger.org/2015/01/26/nek-development-officials-vote-oppose-large-wind-projects/

Wind power sets off revolt in Michigan’s Thumb

“When they [turbines] first came here, people didn’t think they were that bad; it wasn’t that big of a deal and it was good for the environment,” she said. “But I think with so many of them now, they’re looking at what’s happened here, and they don’t like what they see.”

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/environment/2015/01/26/wind-power-sets-revolt-michigans-thumb/22333959/

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