Archive | November 28, 2012

Netherlands — The Hidden Fuel Costs of Wind Generated Electricity

K. de Groot & C. le Pair (Former Shell & STW, The Netherlands.) kenjdegroot@mac.com clepair@casema.nl   Summary Wind generated electricity requires back-up capacity of conventional power stations. This capacity is required to deliver electricity to consumers when wind supply is falling short. To have the non-wind power stations ramp up or down to compensate for […]

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Australia — Wind farm study aims for quiet achievement

ABC News — November 28, 2012 Researchers are hoping a wind turbine experiment will give them greater insight into the noise problems some people complain about. An Adelaide University team says it is investigating precisely how the turbines produce noise, especially in the low-frequency range. They hope they can produce findings which will improve wind […]

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The Economics of Wind Power — Submission to the U.K. Parliament

Memorandum submitted by W R B Bowie (WIND 59) Wind power saves little or no CO2 and other Green House Gases The fundamental argument in favour of wind power is that despite its very high cost, it produces less CO2 etc. than conventional power plants. This is, however, completely incorrect. Wind saves little or no CO2. […]

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Maine — Industrial wind turbines could cause sleep loss, study claims

Nick Sambides Jr. — Maine Sun Journal — November 27, 2012 American and British researchers, including a radiologist from Fort Kent, have published what they claim is the first peer-reviewed study to conclude that people living near industrial wind sites could suffer significant sleep loss and other health problems. Called “Effects of Industrial Wind Turbine […]

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