Wind Turbine Syndrome: Myths and Facts Webinar

This webinar was hosted by Windustry and the Great Lakes Regional Wind Energy Institute with support from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory on February 11, 2010. The webinar provided a discussion of the myths and facts behind wind turbine syndrome and how scientific research is used to both support and deny the claims made.

Presenters for Wind Turbine Syndrome: Myths and Facts included:

  • W. David Colby, M.D.: Chatham-Kent Medical Officer of Health (Acting); Associate Professor, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Western Ontario
  • Geoff Leventhall, Ph.D.: Consultant in Noise Vibration and Acoustics, UK

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Additional information is available from the American Wind Energy Association in the report "Wind Turbine Sound and Health Effects: An Expert Panel Review."

The Australian National Health and Medical Research Council released their summary report concluding that no evidence exists to positively link wind turbines with adverse health effects. The public statement and review of the evidence can be found at the NHMRC website

The Wind Turbine Syndrome: Myths and Facts webinar and slides are copyrighted by their respective owners and may not be distributed in any format without the explicit written permission of the copyright owners.

Study Finds No Impact of Wind Projects on Property Values

December 3, 2009 - 3:20pm -- Anonymous

A new study answers a long-nagging question of whether property values will decline due to nearby wind energy development. The answer is no, according to a report released by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy: "The Impact of Wind Power Projects on Residential Property Values in the United States: A Multi-Site Hedonic Analysis."

Planning and Zoning for Wind Energy


Port Huron, MI

A workshop for Michigan’s renewable energy, planning and zoning for wind energy will take place Monday, March 30, at the St. Clair County Don Dodge Auditorium, 200 Grand River Ave., Port Huron.

The workshop will provide local officials, farmers, and other land owners with the tools and resources necessary to implement a strategic plan for wind energy development in their community.

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Wind Energy Symposium


As the possibilities for harnessing wind energy as a viable renewable energy source and job provider sweep across West Michigan, local governments face the challenges of establishing zoning ordinances that regulate the use of residential and commercial wind turbines.

A Wind Energy Symposium, developed by the Ottawa County Planning Commission and the Michigan State University Extension office, aims to offer solutions for local leaders and residents.

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South Dakota PUC Interconnection Workshop


The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission will host an interconnection workshop March 18-19, 2008, in Pierre. The workshop will be held at the Kings Inn Hotel and Conference Center, 110 E. Sioux Ave. This will be the first of several workshops designed to develop a statewide best practices model for connecting small generating facilities to the electric grid.

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Webinar: Introduction to Zoning for Small Wind - January 17


On Thursday, January 17th, 2008 at 1:00 pm EST the American Solar Energy Society’s Small Wind Division will host the first in a series of webinars on zoning for small wind. This webinar will offer interested small wind installers, potential buyers, advocates, and decision-makers, and others the opportunity to learn about issues related to the zoning of small wind systems (up to 100 kW).

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