Windfacts.ca

The wait is over…..

In any grassroots revolution there is a period of reaction to the implementation of government rules before people start to organize their response based upon the revealed facts of a situation.

Such is the case with the McGuinty government’s support of wind power and its misguided attempt to reduce Ontario’s reliance on conventional (non-green) energy sources while maintaining Ontario as a competitive business environment and a great place to live!

windfacts.ca is pro-active in its efforts to identify the errors in thinking and advertising of the wind industry and show some of the success stories that indicate there are some ways to fight back successfully, how it was done and what you would need to do to use the same measures.

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  1. Some cautions regarding where to place sensors ..

    Infrasound frequencies are generated by the interaction of air pressure variants downwind of generating IWT’s, at distances in excess of a 100 meters. Impacted properties are typically at distances from 350 to 1500 meters away.

    Impacted houses (receptors) amplify the infrasound internally through the ‘standing wave resonance’ process. Since the resulting interior infrasound levels are compounded to higher levels than outdoors, it is appropriate to place sensors in the affected structures, rather than outdoors where infrasound frequencies are simply ‘passing by’.

    I refer you to …
    http://www.algonquinadventures.com/waywardwind/thewind.htm
    and …
    http://www.algonquinadventures.com/waywardwind/swaves.htm

  2. Sound measurements should be taken BEFORE any turbines are erected anywhere on our lands or in our lakes. In that way, there’s something there for comparison purposes and therefore a better case against any noise complaints.

  3. Another bigger concern is the noise that people cannot hear, low frequency infrasound. Preliminary studies by Dr. Robert McMurtry (Canada) and Dr. Nina Pierpont (USA) show a strong correlation between wind turbines and health affects (loss of memory, agitated state, loss of sleep, “Wind Turbine Syndrome”). Infrasound travels great distances passing though windows and walls with very low attenuation. Wind turbine setbacks should be at least 1.5 Km over flat land, 3.5 Km over hilly/mountainous terrain and even greater distances over water. Ontario’s setback is only 0.55 Km.

    The flaw of the current MOE (Ministry Of Environment) regulations on environmental noise is that the recommended measurement methodology is to use sound meters calibrated with an A-weighting (dB-A) which does not adequately measure infrasound (the A-weighting attenuates the low frequency measurement by over 40 db – 10,000 times less) . The preferred sound measurement device should use a C-weighted calibration.

  4. Nicely done!……….just one more “nail in the Politician’s BS coffin!”

    FACTS that are REAL versus “warm and fuzzy BS rhetoric” being used by the “professional money mongers called “Politicians and Industrialists” who wouldn’t know a decibel from a song note; but I bet they could recite every single serial number off every single dollar in their pocket which they “robbed” from ours!

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