Dom, 01/03/2009 - 11:47pm — admin
The mystery was alarming to wildlife experts: large numbers of dead bats appearing at wind farms, often with no visible signs of injury. Researchers now think they know one reason: Wind turbines cause bats' lungs to explode. More specifically, a sudden drop in air pressure created by the blades can cause fatal internal hemorrhaging, researchers at the University of Calgary said in a study. The toll taken on bats highlights a delicate balance facing the wind industry—how to be "green" without causing other unintended environmental consequences.
Dom, 01/03/2009 - 12:01am — admin
VILLAGERS are readying themselves for battle against a proposed wind farm development in Linton. Enertrag UK has submitted a planning application, asking to build eight 125-metre wind turbines between Linton, Hadstock and Great Chesterford.
Jue, 26/02/2009 - 11:52pm — admin
A new study by a leading conservation organization warns that construction of wind farms could pose a high risk to wildlife habitat on 8 million acres of land in Montana. "Wind farms have pretty big footprints, and we want to encourage wind developers to put those wind farms in places with the least amount of impact," said Brian Martin, director of science for the Montana Nature Conservancy, the report's author.
Jue, 26/02/2009 - 12:12am — admin
"The Green Energy Act will serve as a turning point in Ontario's economic history." No doubt. It will also serve as a massive transfer of wealth to wind companies such as Trillium Power.
Mar, 24/02/2009 - 10:38pm — admin
A retired physicist recommended that Ontario bolster its noise regulations for wind turbines and keep them from being built too close to homes. John Harrison testified at a public meeting in Essex, Ontario, that the province rules permit 40-decibel sound levels from turbines at a distance of about 1,300 feet, which he called inadequate, the Windsor Star reported Tuesday.
Mar, 24/02/2009 - 10:34pm — admin
Ontario's noise regulations for wind turbines are among the weakest in the world and current distance setbacks from homes should be tripled or more, a public meeting was told Monday. About 200 people crowded the Essex Civic Centre to hear experts from across the province debate the health effects of wind turbines. Using teleconferencing, some spoke from as far away as the United Kingdom.
Mar, 24/02/2009 - 10:28pm — admin
Several Cohocton town residents want to know why they have to call wind developer First Wind to complain about noise from wind turbines instead of town officials. Residents packed the town board meeting Monday night, hoping to hear how the complaints will be handled.
Mié, 18/02/2009 - 12:33am — admin
Scientists at The Nature Conservancy in Montana have completed the first analysis of where wind generation facilities can be located with minimal risk to the state’s wildlife and the environment.
Mar, 17/02/2009 - 10:31pm — admin
Complaints About Noise From Wind Turbines About 20 people turned out at a public hearing Tuesday night on a proposed wind energy project in the Town of Prattsburgh. Some of them were from nearby Cohocton where a 50 turbine wind farm has been built.
Dom, 15/02/2009 - 12:37am — admin
As Maine preps for wind power, medical staff at Rumford Hospital say turbines may make people sick. Concerned about the health effects of commercial windmills on an unsuspecting populace, the Rumford doctor has written a letter to the state asking for at least a yearlong moratorium on new wind turbines in Maine, and he's gotten medical staff at the hospital to sign on.