That sound? Resonate Acoustics copping a left hook from Cooper et al

Acousticians are not normally noted for making much noise – politically, professionally or otherwise. It’s a complicated science, more often working behind the scenes and appearing as “experts” in court cases. But this profession is, in many ways, at the centre of the storm over wind farms in Australia and around the world. The real […]

A substantial degree of technical incompetence – or intended to mislead the community

26th February 2013 From Steven E. Cooper, The Acoustic Group PEER   REVIEW   COMMENTS SOUTH  AUSTRALIAN  EPA  AND  RESONATE  ACOUSTICS “INFRASOUND  LEVELS  NEAR  WINDFARMS  AND  IN  OTHER  ENVIRONMENTS” Issued by the South Australian EPA, dated January 2013 Various wind developers and industry lobby groups both in Australia and around the world have been claiming that the […]

Bang or whimper?

It’s started. In Falmouth, Massachusetts, the local council has voted unanimously to remove turbines. The first turbine went up in 2010 at a cost of $10 million. Taking them down will cost $5 to $15 million. They’re coming down because of health and noise concerns. Common sense and common good was victorious over crony capitalism. […]