STT’s Australian of the Year Awards

**** Australians are a weird mob – as that, somewhat historically inaccurate, mash up demonstrates. “Cooky” was, of course, a Yorkshireman; and, strictly speaking, Burke, of Burke and Wills fame, was an Irish born solider and policeman. Ned Kelly, the only gluten intolerant bushranger in history – born in Victoria, to an Irish convict father […]

“Unscheduled” Wind Farm Shut-Down Shows Low-Frequency Noise Impact at Waterloo, SA

**** One of the major obstacles faced by acoustic experts when trying to do meaningful wind turbine ‘noise’ testing is the dogged refusal of wind farm operators to provide wind speed and operational data. Moreover, wind power outfits have resisted, with granite-like tenacity, quite reasonable calls by noise experts to shut down their turbines (ie […]

Wind Turbine Noise: A “Psychopath’s Symphony”

**** In Australia, at the very beginning of our great-fan-fiasco, the wind industry threw a mountain of cash at their tame acoustic consultants to have them write the ludicrously lax noise “standards” that are meant to be “applied” to wind farms (see our post here). These are the “standards” that are used by corrupt State […]

Prof Hansen slams Public Health Authority Australia as misleading and deceptive

Michael Moore is the CEO of the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) – a group of ecofacists hell bent on lobbing giant fans in everyone else’s backyard, except of course their own.   Michael Moore – along with our favourite tobacco advertising guru – copped an almighty blast from Alby ‘The Sheriff’ Schultz in […]

Prof Hansen: 11 good reasons why EPA noise guidelines are rubbish

From the South Australian Environmental Protection Authority web site: The EPA plays a role in protecting the community from exposure to unacceptable noise levels. We set policies and guidelines for industry and the community, and work closely with other organisations such as local councils and police to respond to community concerns about noise. The EPA […]

Prof Colin Hansen hammers SA EPA’s Waterloo Noise-Wash

**** Long-suffering Waterloo residents waited years to get South Australia’s rotten little EPA to even consider taking seriously their complaints about incessant low-frequency noise and infra-sound generated by Truenergy’s (aka Energy Australia) fleet of 37 giant fans. STT Champion, Mary Morris led the charge with a cracking letter pointing out the EPA’s legal responsibility to […]

Mary Morris – On the Warpath

STT Champion, Mary Morris talks with Sarah Tomlinson on the ABC North and West Morning show on 639 about the EPA’s Waterloo “Noise-wash”. The EPA’s kit at Waterloo – measuring noise from trees, not giant fans: One of the crack American acoustic experts – who is keen to get hold of the Waterloo data promised […]