Germany’s Renewable Energy Disaster – Part 4: ‘Social Disaster’: Wind Turbines Wrecking Rural Communities

Germany’s wind and solar experiment has failed: the so-called ‘Energiewende’ (energy transition) has turned into an insanely costly debacle. German power prices have rocketed; blackouts and load shedding are the norm; and idyllic rural communities are now industrial wastelands (see above). Hundreds of billions of euros have been squandered on subsidies to wind and solar, all in […]

Malicious Torture: Macarthur Wind Farm Neigbours Continue to Suffer, as AGL Dodges Damning Acoustic Evidence

The incessant turbine generated low-frequency noise and infrasound from AGL’s Macarthur wind farm in western Victoria has been driving neighbours nuts or out of their homes since December 2012. Having been lied to and bullied for just as long, one of AGL’s victims (and an STT Champion) Annie Gardner let rip with this stinging rebuke, […]

Wind Industry in Fresh Panic: German’s Deliver ‘Smoking Gun’ Infrasound Research

**** To say that the wind industry is having a ‘tough’ time of late, is to downplay what is odds-on to be the biggest and fastest implosion, since the Hindenburg took less than a fiery minute to burn its way into the pages of tragic history. In Australia, the wind industry has been belted with […]

US Wind Farm Operator Settles to Shut Down Neighbours’ Dynamite Damages Case

**** A telling-scene there, from the film A Civil Action; which is pretty much how things panned out for a US wind farm operator in Michigan recently. STT has been following a monumental piece of litigation that blew up over the Lake Winds wind farm in Mason County, for a while now (see our posts […]

Danish Experts: Sleep Deprivation the Most Common Adverse Health Effect Caused by Wind Turbine Noise

Dr Jesper Hvass Schmidt MD PhD is a Ear-Nose-Throat Specialist who works with the Institute of Clinical Research at the University of Southern Denmark, as well as at the Odense University Hospital, in Denmark – working with the Department of Audiology and Ear-Nose-Throat Head and Neck Surgery. His specialisation is studying the hearing problems of musicians. Dr Mads Klokker MD is another Ear-Nose-Throat Specialist […]

UK Plan to Ban Noisy Wind Farms

Noisy wind farms face ban as ministers launch review into ‘annoying’ sound levels The Telegraph Emily Godsen 30 November 2014 Exclusive: Energy department commissions review into disturbance from turbine noise in order to decide when annoyance becomes unacceptable  Noisy wind farms that disturb local communities could be banned, after ministers launched an unprecedented review into […]

World First: Ontario Council Includes Infrasound in Wind Farm Noise Law

The most common source of complaint from those unfortunates forced to live next to wind farms is the incessant low-frequency noise and infrasound generated by giant industrial wind turbines: turning a quiet night in into an occasion of acoustic torture (see our post here); and destroying many a good night’s sleep (see our post here). […]