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New study launched to standardise EU Health and Safety in wind energy

WindEurope is to collaborate on a major study outlining potential areas to harmonise Health and Safety standards across Europe. The study, commissioned by the European Commission, will be conducted in collaboration with Berlin-based renewable energy policy consultant eclareon GmbH and global advisory firm The Renewables Consulting Group. In recent years, the rapid growth of the … Continue reading New study launched to standardise EU Health and Safety in wind energy

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Words can fuel perceived health impacts of wind turbines

Do you have sores on your feet? Is your hair turning grey? You may live near a wind turbine. Or at least that’s what certain stories you can find on the Internet would have you believe – that wind turbines cause health problems. In reality, tens of millions of people comfortably live near wind projects … Continue reading Words can fuel perceived health impacts of wind turbines

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When fake news has real consequences: Words can fuel perceived health impacts

Do you have sores on your feet? Is your hair turning grey? You may live near a wind turbine. Or at least that’s what certain stories you can find on the Internet would have you believe – that wind turbines cause health problems. In reality, tens of millions of people comfortably live near wind projects … Continue reading When fake news has real consequences: Words can fuel perceived health impacts

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American wind power celebrates Global Wind Day with two-thirds-off sale

The U.S. wind energy industry celebrated the 10th annual Global Wind Day Wednesday by highlighting a 66 percent drop in the cost of wind-generated electricity in just six years. “From the corn fields of Iowa to the windswept plains of Texas, by improving our technology and lowering wind power’s costs we’re saving you money,” said … Continue reading American wind power celebrates Global Wind Day with two-thirds-off sale

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Wind power suppports America’s fastest growing job, wind turbine technician

Most Americans strive to put in an honest day’s work so they can pay their bills and put food on the table for their families. American wind power is creating more opportunities for them to do so, while also working in a rewarding—and sustainable—career. It’s clear the wind industry is picking up. Wind turbine technician … Continue reading Wind power suppports America’s fastest growing job, wind turbine technician

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This Global Wind Day wind power is on sale for two-thirds off

It’s June 15, which means it’s once again time to celebrate Global Wind Day. And there’s a lot to be happy about this year. Here are the five things we’re most excited about as we reflect on the state of global wind energy. Wind power is on sale, now 66 percent cheaper than it was … Continue reading This Global Wind Day wind power is on sale for two-thirds off

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A new report finds carbon reduction rules create billions in public health benefits

While the Clean Power Plan (CPP) works its way through the court system, researchers continue to look into what it could mean for consumers. The results of a new Harvard study show there’s nothing to fear: using a model that resembles the CPP, researchers found net benefits of $38 billion a year. Because wind power’s … Continue reading A new report finds carbon reduction rules create billions in public health benefits

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The public health benefits of wind energy

Julie Potyraj spent several years working with community health and development programs in rural Zambia. Currently, she is the community manager for MPH@GW, the online Master of Public Health program offered by the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University. She is also an MPH@GW student focusing on global health and … Continue reading The public health benefits of wind energy

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Wind turbines not a risk to human health, says MIT study

Living in close proximity to wind turbines does not harm human health, according to a study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The review took into consideration health effects such as stress, annoyance and sleep disturbance among others that have, in the past, been raised in association with living close to wind turbines. “No … Continue reading Wind turbines not a risk to human health, says MIT study

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No health risks from wind power

According to the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA), which funded the project, the study provides an independent, comprehensive and multidisciplinary review of scientific literature on wind turbines and human health. The report has been peer reviewed and published online in the Journal of Environmental and Occupational Medicine. CanWEA says the major conclusions of the literature … Continue reading No health risks from wind power

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Study finds no link between wind turbines, noise, perceived health effects

A Health Canada study has found no evidence to support a link between exposure to wind turbine noise and health effects reported by people living near the towering structures.   The year-long study explored the relationship between exposure to noise and health effects reported by people living near wind turbines. The study included a detailed … Continue reading Study finds no link between wind turbines, noise, perceived health effects

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Study finds no evidence wind turbines make you sick

There is no reliable or consistent evidence that proximity to wind farms or wind farm noise directly causes health effects. That’s the finding of the National Health and Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC) much-anticipated draft systematic review of the evidence on wind farms and human health, released yesterday. This report takes the number of reviews published … Continue reading Study finds no evidence wind turbines make you sick

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Health effects of wind towers hyped by media

The following article appeared in the Lewiston (Me.) Sun Journal May 12 and is reprinted here with permission of the author, Richard Jennings, M.D. Slate Magazine is not generally thought of as a medical journal, but in its recent issue it seems to have confronted, and clarified, a massive medical myth about wind power, conceived … Continue reading Health effects of wind towers hyped by media

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No link between wind turbines and adverse health effects

Belgium’s supreme health council (Conseil Supérieur de la Santé, CSS) – a scientific body which advises the government – has called for a “reflection” on the development of wind energy citing apparent health concerns. The CSS would do well to note that an increasing body of evidence exists showing that there is no link between … Continue reading No link between wind turbines and adverse health effects

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Anti-wind lobby makes people think they

Health warnings from anti-wind power activists about wind power are likely to be causing some people to think they are getting sick, a new study from an Australian academic shows. Simon Chapman, one of the study’s contributing authors, said health complaints in Australia about so-called ‘Wind Turbine Syndrome’ began to appear after “scare-mongering groups began … Continue reading Anti-wind lobby makes people think they

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Nissenbaum paper recycles claims on wind energy and health already found inadequate

Much of the information contained in the recently published paper, “Effects of industrial wind turbine noise on sleep and health” by Michael A Nissenbaum, Jeffery J Aramini, and Christopher D Hanning (all directors/ scientific advisors for the Society for Wind Vigilance), was previously reviewed and considered by experts at the first Environmental Review Tribunal (Erikson … Continue reading Nissenbaum paper recycles claims on wind energy and health already found inadequate

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Wind energy negative impacts overblown

Credible peer-reviewed scientific data and various government reports in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and the U.K. have thus far found no evidence that wind farms cause negative health impacts. In the U.S. specifically, the Massachusetts Departments of Public Health and Environmental Protection recently commissioned a panel of experts to analyze “the biological plausibility or basis … Continue reading Wind energy negative impacts overblown

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