Senate Enquiry(Inquisition) – big$ foolishness about wind farms

…called for states that did not accept expert advice or not adopt national noise standard to be overruled by the Commonwealth…recommendations are in keeping with Government hostility to wind power industry…major cut in the national Renewable Energy Target, as well as directing Clean Energy Finance Corporation to stop investing in wind energy projects….establishment of an Independent Expert Scientific Committee (IESC) on Industrial Sound to research the health effects of wind turbines…develop a national noise standard for wind farms…the Committee also cast doubt on the reliability of (NHMRC)National Health and Medical Research Council investigations of the issue, after the nation’s peak research body reported a lack of evidence to support claims of the harmful effects of wind turbines.
…this means, again, that NHMRC denied funding for original research,
previously restricted to evaluating research by others…so no progress
In  hearing on Stony Gap Wind Farm last year, Ms Sarah Laurie called for investigation of theory some people were so exquisitely sensitive to certain frequencies that, from Australia, they could detect an earthquake in Chile…The judge hearing the case found that Ms Laurie’s testimony did not “contain evidence of a causal link between contemporary operating wind turbines and the kind of health problems reported by deponents”…evidence presented by Ms Laurie “does not indicate that she has conducted a comprehensive review of all literature, nor that she has expertise to assess sufficiency of the research methodology in individual research studies”.

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This is on behalf of local climate change group. Material is selected by Bernie McComb and does not necessarily represent opinion of whole group.
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