Slam Dunk: Wind Developer Faces $Millions in Liability for Noise Nuisance – Acoustic Report Finds Wind Farm Non-Compliant

Until now, Australia’s wind industry owned the game. Having written the rules of operation, helped by corrupt government officials and its pet acoustic consultants, wind power operators have treated noise affected neighbours with derision and contempt. Now the game is the wind industry’s to lose, and it all started at a little place in Victoria, […]

Beetaloo Backlash: Local Council Joins Fight to Stop French Wind Power Developer Wrecking Another South Australian Community

The Beetaloo Valley, to the south-west of Laura, is yet another idyllic rural community nestled in the rolling hills of South Australia’s mid-North threatened by a foreign-owned wind power outfit. A few weeks back, STT reported on efforts by the defenders of that community to prevent its destruction by a French wind power outfit, Neoen […]

Thai Turbine-Terrorist, RATCH Scores Monumental “Own Goal” during Senate’s Wind Farm Inquiry

**** The Australian Senate’s Inquiry into the great wind power fraud resumed on 18 May in Cairns, Far North Queensland. One of the main topics for the day was the arrogant and high-handed misconduct of RATCH; and its efforts to ride roughshod over the rights of communities on the Atherton Tablelands – surrounding its threatened […]

Top Acoustics/Health Doc – Bob Thorne – Slams the Pro-Wind Industry Bias of the NHMRC & Clean Energy Regulator

**** The Australian Senate’s Inquiry into the great wind power fraud has received some cracking submissions; which collectively hammer the lies, treachery and deceit of an industry devoid of any social conscience, moral decency; and that, like an unreformed heroin junkie, slurps up $billions in Federally mandated subsidies, filched from power punters, without any economic […]

Xenophon calls it: ultimately, this is a question about excessive noise

Speech tabled on behalf of Senator Nick Xenophon, February 28, 2013 Hansard:  Australian Federal Senate Senator XENOPHON (South Australia) (10:32): The incorporated speech read as follows— This Bill seeks to amend the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act to give powers to the Clean Energy Regulator that ensure accredited wind farms do not create excessive noise. Under […]