Umpire Red Cards the wind industry in Victoria – Infigen cops a gobful of dirt

Congratulations go out to the hundred or so members and supporters of the Trawool Valley and Whiteheads Creek Landscape Guardians who fought that ol’ STT favourite, Infigen, to a standstill over its Cherry Tree Range wind farm proposal. You’ll remember STT bathing Infigen’s star performer, Laura Dunphy, in glory over the “porkies” she told locals […]

The taint that exists among wind industry academia

When a researcher wants to find out about wind turbine syndrome, you would expect them to ask people living next to turbines, and measure what they are exposed to. Simple, right? Get out into the field and make your own investigations. Renowned acoustician Dr Bob Thorne has done that at numerous wind developments across Victoria. Bob […]

Response #11 to Chapman’s “study”

TO: SIMON CHAPMAN, UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY FM: Noel Dean Dear Mr Chapman  and the Dean of Sydney University, Fictional  comments or assertions about something that has been experienced by other people are extremely harmful for the people affected emotionally, and extends the time of  harm, whether it be emotional, because of bullying by noncompliance to […]

Response #10 to Chapman’s “study”

TO: SIMON CHAPMAN, UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY I find your so-called research offensive and totally dismissive of intelligent people (even though they do come from the country!) Have you ever visited and stayed in the residence of any of the people who are so badly affected? Have you actually talked to any of these victims and […]

Response #9 to Chapman’s “study”

To THE EDITOR & SEAN MCCOMISH THE STANDARD WARNAMBOOL, VICTORIA Dear Editor, My wife and I are  beef cattle farmers from the Millicent district in South Australia.  We had two wind industry turbines installed on our property in 2004 at about 750metres from our house. From about 2006, we started noticing health problems similar to […]

Response #8 to Chapman’s “study”

To THE EDITOR & SEAN MCCOMISH THE STANDARD WARNAMBOOL, VICTORIA Dear Editor and Sean, I have just read the article you wrote in the Warrnambool Standard. “SICKNESS DOUBT” . I cannot believe that you could get your facts so wrong, and to interview someone who has no qualifications in the area of medicine, to comment […]

Response #7 to Chapman’s “study”

To SEAN MCCOMISH THE STANDARD WARNAMBOOL, VICTORIA DEAR SIR HOW ABSURD TO SAY THE NOISE ISSUE IS FALSE. GO LIVE NEXT TO THESE  FARMS AND SEE HOW THESE SO CALLED EXPERTS SURVIVE. THOUSANDS OF PROPERTY HOLDERS HAVE THEIR LIVES RUINED AND YET THESE PEOPLE PROCLAIM THERE IS NO PROBLEM . IT IS A DISGRACE.  WHO […]

Response #6 to Chapman’s “study”

To The Editor The Standard Warrnambool, Victoria I am writing in a rage, having read the absolute rubbish which your newspaper printed obviously having been sent a press release, or having interviewed Professor Simon Chapman from Sydney University, who it appears, given his rantings over recent years, is an advocate for the wind industry. It […]

Response #5 to Chapman’s “study”

To: Professor Warwick Anderson AM CEO National Health and Medical Research Council We note that Professor Simon Chapman received a Grant of $1,897,375 from the NHMRC in 2008, to “examine the content and accuracy of news treatments of health issues”. The description of the grant states that “news media are highly infuential in setting health […]

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 […]