Kate Jordan of the MOE mentions a report from an “independent expert” that said “our policies are sound.” Probably she’s referring to the Ramakrishnan report. Here’s a more complete quote from that report. “The Ministry of the Environment’s procedures to assess wind farm noise levels follow a simple procedure that is sound for most situations. However, additional concerns still need to be addressed in the next round of revisions to their assessment process.” Hardly as conclusive as Ms. Jordan would have you believe.
What constitutes “most situations?” So far, out of the seven large Ontario farms in production, at least four have generated complaints, including people moving and houses being bought out. Of these seven, two have just recently come into production and the odds are good that they will generate complaints as well.
If you have the time and inclination to look into the details, you can find the entire report on my amherstislandwindinfo. com site, under “noise” then “problems with those rules.”C lose by you can also find a detailed response to the report, which points out the substantial problems with it, including these words: “All of the science that is needed is complete. All of the measurements that are needed to support the science are in the literature and of course in the files of the wind industry. If MOE continues to bury its head in the sand on this issue, then it is doing a grave disservice to the rural population of Ontario which is having these turbines placed within 1.5 km of their homes.”
9 February 2009