Environment

Jul 9, 2013

Full of hot air: the Oz‘s case against a non-existent wind turbine

The Australian is warning us about the health impacts of wind farms. But its "research" is entirely discredited, writes energy industry researcher Ketan Joshi.

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29 thoughts on “Full of hot air: the Oz‘s case against a non-existent wind turbine

  1. TheFamousEccles

    I’m sure wind farms will make the curtains fade, too.

  2. Saugoof

    Remember the days when The Australian was an ok newspaper?

    In its current form, they would decry a cure for HIV as black sorcery if there was any hint that an initiative by the Greens had some sort of input in it.

  3. Adam

    The Australian has completely forfeited any right to be taken seriously on science/environment reporting. After dredging up a discredited study from years ago to argue that climate change is caused by the sun, Lloyd serves up this effort. Sometimes I wonder if he’s simply having a joke, or if it’s an infantile tantrum in response to the criticism of scientists and Mediawatch.

    “Bad science reporting you say? Well what do you think of THIS?”

  4. paddy

    Excellent stuff KJ
    There’s nothing quite so satisfying, as the sound of a well aimed boot, thudding into one of the Oz’s least impressive scribes.
    *GOAL*.

  5. Tell me more

    Mr Joshi, I understand the Infigen Energy position on whether the noise from currently installed wind driven power generators are an imposition on other people, which Infigen, as a wind farm business model driven operator/provider they would be expected to have, and consider these impositions to be negligible…
    Going back to basics: Are there times and circumstances where normally hearing folks can hear the wind driven turbines on their property? If so then that is already an unacceptable imposition and an intrusion on their privacy and space.
    Very simple.
    I have not read nor do I need to read these reportws, as I only have this very simple question: Are they audible for people who live in the vicinity? If sub-audible but measurable, is the evidence incontravertible that no damage or stress is caused to folks in the vicinity? If not, then they should not have been built there.
    I am a big fan of wind power, but as with most things the where, when, how factors relating to other people’s lives are critical and should be the deciding factors..

  6. klewso

    “Propagandizement”

  7. rubiginosa

    The Australian, home of the unreasonable crank:

    …the enthusiast, the crank, the minority may say what he honestly thinks just as much as the so-called reasonable person…

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/editorials/exercising-the-right-to-disagree/story-e6frg71x-1226541459521

  8. johnb78

    “is the evidence incontravertible that no damage or stress is caused to folks in the vicinity”

    Relatedly, can you prove that you’ve stopped beating your wife?

  9. Rohan

    @Tell me more

    “Are there times and circumstances where normally hearing folks can hear the wind driven turbines on their property? If so then that is already an unacceptable imposition and an intrusion on their privacy and space”

    This statement displays shocking ignorance of the principles underpinning development assessment, let alone permitted industrial noise levels.

  10. Josi V

    Well, let’s give this Mr Graham Lloyd some new research to talk about.
    Google this, Mr Lloyd:
    wind energy takes off, with airborne technology

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