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December 2, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/western-new-york-counties-considering-restricting-wind-turbines
Responding to a growing number of health complaints from local residents, members of the Chautauqua County, New York Board of Health are considering a range of proposals to regulate or limit new industrial wind turbines. Chautauqua is New York’s westernmost county, bordering Lake Erie. Multiple Options Considered At a meeting of the board in October, three options were raised for consideration. One proposal would impose a moratorium on construction of industrial wind turbines until there have...
November 7, 2009
By James Taylor
https://www.heartland.org/publications-resources/publications/research--commentary-carbon-dioxide-restrictions-will-devastate-environmental-treasures
Forcing nationwide cuts in carbon dioxide emissions offers only speculative environmental benefits, if any, as a switch to wind and solar power will certainly cause environmental degradation. It requires 600 square miles of wind turbines to produce the same 1,000 megawatts of electricity as a single medium-to-large coal power plant. Even in favorable locations, wind turbines can supply electrical power only about 20 percent of the time, meaning utilities must still have an alternative baseload ...
February 8, 2022
By Paul Driessen
https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/assessing-virginias-hidden-wind-and-solar-costs
Among Governor Glenn Youngkin’s first actions was Executive Order #9 initiating Virginia’s withdrawal from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, the Northeastern US “carbon market” that sets and enforces emission limits for coal and gas power plants. RGGI also lets utilities buy “carbon credits” when emissions exceed those limits, and pass costs on to families, businesses, hospitals and schools. Special interests will contest withdrawal, but the EO sets the proper tone for reforming Virginia’...
July 24, 2013
By James Taylor
https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/us-wind-turbines-kill-14-million-birds-and-bats-every-year
Wind turbines in the United States kill 1.4 million birds and bats each year, according to a new peer-reviewed study. Even though wind power generates only 3 percent of U.S. electricity, wind turbines kill 573,000 birds each year and 888,000 bats each year, the study reported. Many of the birds and bats killed by wind turbines are endangered and protected species.“As wind energy continues to expand, there is urgent need to improve fatality monitoring methods, especially in the implementation of ...
January 2, 2012
By Kenneth Artz
https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/wind-turbine-ban-proposed-in-virginia
Floyd County, Virginia is considering banning structures taller than 40 feet on ridges within the county. Although the ordinance would apply to most structures, with several narrow exceptions, the proposed ban has been drafted in response to local concerns about potential siting of wind farms.Residents Oppose Wind FarmsNestled among the Blue Ridge Mountains in southwestern Virginia, Floyd County has several scenic ridges that wind power companies argue would make good locations for industrial wi...
March 14, 2011
https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/wisconsin-may-mandate-larger-setbacks-for-wind-turbines
A Wisconsin state legislative committee has cleared the way for tighter restrictions on wind turbine placement by voting to suspend proposed rules that allowed placement near property lines.In light of health and environmental concerns raised by residents near existing and proposed wind farms, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) has supported calls for a 1,800-foot setback buffer between wind turbines and adjacent property lines.The 5-2 vote by the Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Ru...
November 1, 2015
https://www.heartland.org/publications-resources/publications/infrasound-low-frequency-noise-and-industrial-wind-turbines
From the executive summary: "Typically, regulating authorities have not required the measurement of infrasound (sound below 20 Hz in frequency) and low frequency (LFN) (generally sound from 200 Hz to 20 Hz) inside homes adjacent to wind turbines as a condition of their installation and operational monitoring.1 The health risk of infrasound from wind turbines has been dismissed by the wind industry as insignificant. It has maintained that since the typical loudness and frequency of wind turbine...
March 27, 2015
https://www.heartland.org/publications-resources/publications/wind-turbine-amplitude-modulation-and-planning-control-study
From the executive summary: "1.1 Excessive noise is harmful to human health, particularly through adverse effects on sleep (WHO 20111 ). Regulation of wind turbine noise is recognised as necessary to prevent adverse effects on the human population. 1.2 UK guidance ETSU-R-972 (‘ETSU’) states in its executive summary “This document describes a framework for the measurement of wind farm noise and gives indicative noise levels thought (my emphasis) to offer a reasonable degree of protection to win...
October 30, 2014
https://www.heartland.org/publications-resources/publications/the-leaflet-are-wind-turbines-hazardous-to-human-health
 Are Wind Turbines Hazardous to Human Health? Earlier this month, Brown County Health Board in Wisconsin was the first government agency in the U.S. to announce that wind turbines are a “human health hazard.” According to Environment & Climate News, “The Board’s Oct. 13 decision was based on a year-long study documenting infrasound in homes within a six mile radius of the Shirley Wind turbines. The Board’s decision is the first of its kind in the nation and puts Duke...
July 10, 2013
By Karen Dove
https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/osage-tribe-opposes-wind-turbines-seeks-eagle-protections
The Osage Native American Nation is protesting proposed wind turbines that will kill bald eagles and other birds the nation holds sacred.The Wind Capital Group plans to place 94 wind turbines in Osage County, Oklahoma. The turbines would be in the heart of historical Osage Nation lands where many Osage still live and honor tribal traditions. According to Osage lore, the eagle is the only creature than can look God in the eye, but the proposed wind turbines would likely kill several of the scarce...