Evidence Based Study of Noise Impacting Annoyance

3 thoughts on “Evidence Based Study of Noise Impacting Annoyance

  1. Slide #24 is particularly brilliant. It graphically explains why so many noise complaints occur at night.
    The relationship between noise level and power output is obvious and expected. What is curious in an eye-popping way is that total power output can attain almost maximum level and yet the ground winds are still low – less than 6m/s. The MOE and the wind companies say this can’t happen. But Bill shows that it does indeed happen, and quite frequently so – especially at midnight. The reason is that significant wind shear is happening.
    The sound modelling being used by the wind industry does not properly account for the “magnifying” effect that wind shear has on sound intensity and sound propagation. For this particular residence, they were exceeding the modelled max noise level of 36.6 dBA more than 50% of the time, at midnight. Moreover,25% of the time, the sound level was over 40 dBA.
    From watching the “acoustic consultants” for the MOE and Suncor at the ERT hearing it’s clear that their only game is to scheme to make the data fit the regulations, anyway possible. How they can live such a life is beyond my ability to understand. However, their deception is being revealed, and recorded.

  2. The number of communities voting in favor of a moratorium on wind turbines is growing at an impressive rate. But our provincial government continues to ignore the concerns of the people who are demanding to be heard. This is outrages . If the Liberals think turbines are such a great idea they clearly haven’t learned anything from other areas in this world. Our health, environment, and our property values can not afford this nonsense.

  3. Thank you, Bill ( and Jean) for your dedication,your professionalism and the fact that you are truely ( as are others in the battle against IWT) a caring neighbour.


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