MASG Research Documents
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The following are published, independent, peer-reviewed studies that have followed a rigorous scientific method for collecting data. ‘Peer reviewed’ means the study has been checked for rigor and accuracy by other recognised experts in the field.
Renewable Energy (2009) Life cycle assessment of a multi-megawatt wind turbine by E Martinez et al.
National Health & Medical Council (NHMRC) (2010) Wind & Health: a rapid review
Journal of Environmental Health (2011) Health Effects & Wind Turbines by L. Knopperson & C. Ollson
Environmental Research Letters (2011) Infrasound and low frequency noise from wind turbines: exposure and health effects by K Bolin et al.
Journal of Noise Control Engineering (2011) Health aspects associated with wind turbine noise – results from three field studies by E Pedersen
A summary of 17 turbine & health studies
S Chapman, T Simonetti (2012) Summary of main conclusions reached in 17 reviews of the research literature on wind farms and health
The following are reports commissioned or released by government. They have been completed by or in conjunction with expert consultants and have employed a rigorous scientific method.
Victorian Department of Health (2013) Wind farms noise and health_Fact sheet_Vic Dept Health_2013
CSIRO (2012) Exploring community acceptance of rural wind farms in Australia_or see Summary
EPA SA, Resonate Acoustics (2013) Infrasound levels near windfarms and in other environments
Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee (2012) Renewable Energy (Electricity) amendment (Excessive Noise from Wind Farms) Bill andK Joshi (2012) Summary
Massechusetts Dept for Environmental Protection, Massechusetts Dept of Public Health (2012) Wind turbine health impact_study
NSW Dept Environment Climate Change and Water (2010) Community attitudes to wind farms and renewable energy in NSW
Dept Environment and Heritage, Biosis (2005) Modelled cumulative impacts on the swift parrot of wind farms across the species’ range in south-eastern Australia
Dept for Environment and Heritage SA (2010) Briefing note on the effects of wind farms on bird and bat populations
Dept Environment and Heritage, Biosis (2006) Impacts of avian collisions with wind power turbines: an overview of the modelling of cumulative risks posed by multiple wind farms
Government Policy and Regulatory Statements
CFA Vic (2007) Emergency Management Guidelines for Wind farms
The following are studies and fact sheet release by the wind industry or by peak industry bodies. The content of these studies is based on scientific studies or industry research.
Clean Energy Council CEC_WIND_FACT SHEET_Final
Beyond Zero Emissions BZE wind fact sheet
Sustainability Victoria SV_WindEnergy
Origin Energy WhyChooseWind_Origin_FactSheet
NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change & Water Wind Energy In NSW – Myths and Facts
Australian Wind Energy Association Fact Sheet 10: Wind Farming Electromagnetic Radiation and Interference
World Wind Energy Association (2011) World wind energy report 2010
Vestas Wind Systems (2006) Life cycle assessment of offshore and onshore sited wind power plants based on Vestas V90-3.0 MW turbines
Meridian Energy, P Botha (2012) Ground Vibration & Infrasound Measurements from a Modern Wind Turbine – Results from NZ
Clean Energy Council (2010) Wind farms technical paper: environmental noise
Community renewable energy
Hepburn Community Wind Cooperative (2000) Community involvement in renewable energy projects: a guide for community groups
Community Power Agency / Journal of Rural Society (2011) Community Renewable Energy: Opportunities for Rural Australia by J. Hicks & N Ison.
The following is interesting information, but not of a scientific kind. Some of this is ‘anecdotal evidence’, based on people’s own experience and interpretation of wind turbines; also included are a few media articles.
Neil Barrett (2012) Getting the Wind Up: Exploring concern about the adverse health effects of wind turbines in Australia and Europe Version 2
S Chapman (2012) Wind turbine syndrome: a classic “communicated” disease
The Australian (2012) State’s wind farms help debunk a few myths by G Parkinson