January 3, 2013
by Sherri Lange
“Eric Bibler of Save Our Seashore writes that there are a MILLION Reasons to be Concerned About Industrial Wind Turbines. He invites you to go to your computer and type in the words: wind turbine lawsuit. The result is a staggering (his caps) ONE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THIRTY THOUSAND. As 2013 evolves, more and more of these cases, we predict, will settle on loss of property values, loss of… Continue reading
January 2, 2013
by Sherri Lange
“A new website, www.windturbinepropertyloss.org, provides summary materials and emerging events around property loss and wind turbine sprawl, suggesting that a robbery is well under way, stretching well beyond 30 years, and knowing no geographical limits. Some of the focus is on individual lives shattered by loss of property values.”
Wind developers and anyone aiding and abetting the new textbook example of a NEGATIVE EXTERNALITY should pay damages in full for… Continue reading
03 Nov 2012http://www.telegraph.co.uk
American and British researchers compared two groups of residents in the US state of Maine. One group lived within a mile of a wind farm and the second group did not.
Both sets of people were demographically and socially similar, but the researchers found major differences in the quality of sleep the two groups enjoyed.
The findings provide the clearest evidence yet to support long-standing complaints from people living near turbines… Continue reading
22 Jul 2012
By Nick Collins, Science Correspondent
Wind farms can bring down property prices, government officials have accepted after downgrading the official valuation of several homes close to turbines.
The decisions by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) to move certain houses close to wind farms into lower council tax bands are the first official recognition that the turbines can lower the value of nearby homes.
Although property experts have long acknowledged the harmful effect of… Continue reading
On 16th March, 2009, the Danish association for Danes with houses in Sweden, named Danske Torpare, addressed a statement about problems with windmills to the Swedish government. A copy was sent to the Danish government. Here is this statement translated into English:
Points of view regarding wind power in Southern Sweden
Since the 1960s the Danes have bought or rented good and well situated weekend houses in the most southerly areas of Sweden. Since the end of… Continue reading
Michael A. Nissenbaum, Jeffery J. Aramini, Christopher D. Hanning
Environmental noise is emerging as one of the major public health concerns of the twenty-first century The drive to ‘renewable’, low-carbon energy sources, has resulted in Industrial Wind Turbines (IWTs) being sited closer to homes in traditionally quiet rural areas to reduce transmission losses and costs. Increasing numbers of complaints about sleep disturbance and adverse health effects have been documented, while… Continue reading
January 8, 2011
by Dr. Nina Pierpont
With regard to the mechanism of Wind Turbine Syndrome, we are now in the interesting position of having, on the one hand, a demonstrated cochlear response to infra-sound without a known brain response. On the other hand, if we consider the vestibular (balance) organs in the inner ear (which share physiology and fluid connections with the cochlea), we know a lot about brain responses. There is a large scientific… Continue reading
March 30, 2010
Wind turbine project defeated!
This article has lots of great information on why the project went sideways and was defeated.
The town of Wellfleet Energy Commission in Massachusetts said they wanted to build a wind turbine to make money for the town and do their part for the environment. They said people wouldn’t see or hear it. So people trusted them and voted to support the project. But now the town’s… Continue reading
July 19, 2011
Arline L. Bronzaft
Research linking loud sounds to hearing loss in youngsters is now widespread, resulting in the issuance of warnings to protect children’s hearing. However, studies attesting to the adverse effects of intrusive sounds and noise on children’s overall mental and physical health and well-being have not received similar attention. This, despite the fact that many studies have demonstrated that intrusive noises such as those from passing road traffic, nearby rail systems, and overhead aircraft can… Continue reading
Almost all predictions about the expansion and cost of German wind turbines and solar panels have turned out to be wrong – at least by a factor of two, sometimes by a factor of five.
When Germany’s power grid operator announced the exact amount of next year’s green energy levy on Monday, it came as a shock to the country. The cost burden for consumers and industry have reached a “barely tolerable level… Continue reading