STT’s Australian of the Year Awards 2016

**** Australians are a weird mob – as demonstrated by that, somewhat militaristic, culinary mash up; detailing ‘Operation Boomerang’ – a top-level mission to extract expats from far-flung, lamb-free-zones and return them to mouth-watering, succulent barbecued delights. The fact that Aussies love our lamb, and frown on vegans, upsets the PC Police, but then we’ve […]

South Australia’s Unbridled Wind Power Insanity: Wind Power Collapses see Spot Prices Rocket from $70 to $13,800 per MWh

**** To call what South Australia’s Labor government has ‘gifted’ their constituents an energy ‘policy’, is to flatter it as involving some kind of genuine ‘design’. It’s an economic debacle, pure and simple. The current mess started under former Premier, Mike Rann –  a former spin-doctor, whose relatives lined up at the wind power subsidy […]

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: 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 […]

Health Impacts of Waterloo Wind Farm

**** In the recent review (not study) of the health impacts of wind farms, the NH&MRC renewed their call for a precautionary approach and emphasised the need for more research. This recommendation echoed their earlier Rapid review, as well as the Senate enquiry in 2011 – that more research was needed as there was a […]

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 […]

None so deaf as those who refuse to hear

**** Wind farm noise: a government cover-up The Telegraph James Delingpole 3 December 2013 How good it was seeing wind industry skullduggery exposed on the front page of today’s Telegraph. But there’s plenty more where that came from, I can assure you. The way the noise regulations governing the wind industry have been rigged by […]