Twitter, Facebook, Website & SAS

Just a quick update to let everyone know that we have created a new Twitter account as we unfortunately lost access to the old account. We hope that our existing followers will choose to follow us on the new account, and would like to give a warm welcome to all our previous followers and new
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Noisy Turbine Owners Beware!

As a result of press interest in Aileen Jackson’s ground-breaking case against her neighbour’s noisy turbine, SAS Chair Graham Lang has issued the following comment: Many people in the UK are being forced to put up with excessively noisy turbines. They can no longer count on peace and quiet at home, and their health is
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Wind Turbine Noise

New Guidance Will Make Turbine Noise Worse

The Renewable Energy Foundation[1] has condemned last week’s new wind turbine noise guidance produced at the Government’s request by the Institute of Acoustics.[2] It says it’s inadequate and increases the risk of harm to neighbours. The IOA wind turbine noise guide not only fails to address the major problems of current regulations (the notorious ETSU-R-97)
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Risks of Turbines in School Playgrounds Still Being Ignored

Caithness Windfarm Information Forum (CWIF) has just launched a specially commissioned report “The Safety Aspects of The Highland Council’s Practice of Placing Small Wind Turbines in School Playgrounds” Highland Council, like other councils and schools all over the UK, has been installing turbines in school playgrounds with no regard for the safety of children and
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The Same Old Spin Again

SAS has commented on the latest DECC press release about renewable energy jobs and investment. These are overspun and discredited figures which will persuade no one that onshore wind energy is a significant job creator. In fact the very high levels of public subsidy, not to mention the increased electricity costs for consumers and industry,
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Wind farm visualisations – consultation starts on revised SNH guidance

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) will begin consultation this Thursday (23 May) on new, revised guidance for producing visualisations for proposed wind farms. The consultation will be launched at the All Energy conference in Aberdeen. The new guidance describes how wind farm developers should visually represent their proposal in their planning application, including detailed instructions on
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A Good Practice Guide to the application of ETSU-R-97?

For many years, campaigners against industrial wind turbines have been highlighting the inadequacies of the ETSU-R-97 in accurately predicting noise levels from industrial wind turbines. The guide is often criticised as being out of date, as it was written at a time when turbines were much smaller, and does not take into account Low Frequency
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Wind Farm Visualisation

SAS has commented on the launch of consultation on SNH’s revised guidance on windfarm visualisation*. We haven’t see the new draft guidance yet but expect to make a detailed contribution. In the meantime the bible on this subject – and the reason why SNH is revising its guidance – is Alan Macdonald’s Windfarm Visualisation. Perspective
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