Falmouth Wind Turbine Noise Confirmed

Falmouth Wind Turbine Noise Confirmed

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Bill DeLeo

Mattapoisett, MA

#1 Dec 18, 2011
Falmouth Wind Turbine Noise Report Confirmed - DEC 2011

http://www.windturbinesyndrome.com/news/wp-co...

Executive Summary
This study was commissioned through a private philanthropic grant created to determine why there were so many strong complaints about the loss of well-being and hardships experienced by people living near large industrial wind turbines operating in Falmouth, Massachusetts. The purpose of this study was to investigate and confirm or deny the presence of infrasonic and low frequency noise emissions (ILFN) from the “WIND 1”, a municipally-owned Vestas V82 industrial wind turbine. In March of 2011, after many months of vigorous neighborhood complaints and strong appeals to the town, selectmen voluntarily decided to curtail WIND 1operations when hub height wind speed exceeded 10 m/s. This required that this study focus on noise emissions from the nearby “NOTUS” wind turbine, an identical make and model.
Bill Carson

Mattapoisett, MA

#2 Apr 1, 2012
http://falmouth.patch.com/announcements/falmo...

http://www.wind-watch.org/documents/letter-fr...

posted: December 16, 2011 • Denmark, Health, Noise

Letter from Vestas worried about regulation of low-frequency noise

Author: Engel, Ditlev

Dear Karen Ellemann,*

Following previous correspondence, I am writing this letter to express my concern regarding the limits for low frequency noise from wind turbines now being proposed.

The proposed low frequency limit values may hinder the development of onshore wind in Denmark, including meeting our commitments in relation to the EEC. Ultimately, we consider there is a danger that the regulations will be copied by other countries and accordingly this will provide an obstacle to the popularisation of wind energy at a global level. Both issues will damage Vestas as a business, including affecting Danish activities.

Yours sincerely,
Vestas Wind Systems A/S
[Signature]
Ditlev Engel
Chief Executive Officer
Alsvej 21, DK-8940
Dir.+45 9730 0000, www.vestas. com

A copy of this letter was sent to Lykke Friis, Minister for Climate and Energy

*Karen Ellemann, Minister of Environment
Department of Environment
Højbro Plads 4
1200 Copenhagen K

Randers, 29 June 2011/erlgs

Translated from Danish by Bente H. Sorensen, Translationz.com .au

[See Danish news story about subsequent lax rules: Miljøstyrelsen anklages for at fifle med vindmøllestøj

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