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    Default Wind Farm Guidelines under review, Public Consultation open for just two weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by Decadance View Post
    It seems that the Department of Environment is quietly recognising the detrimental impact of wind turbine noise and shadow flicker on wind farm neighbours. Advertisements appeared in national media yesterday, 30 Jan, seeking submissions to the review of the current guidelines, with noise (setback distances) and shadow flicker identified as the focus of the review.

    While, legislation setting mandatory setback distances between homes and turbines is the optimal solution, to the problem, at least recognition of the issue in guidelines might save future communities. Closing date for submissions is 15 Feb.
    This deserves a thread of its own.

    Just two weeks for the public input seems very short.

    The text of the notice is on the Dept site:

    Public Consultations
    Wind Energy Guidelines Focussed Review - Public Consultation



    The Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government in conjunction with the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources–intends to undertake a technical update of the guidance on noise (including separation distance) and shadow flicker in the Wind Energy Development Guidelines 2006.

    This update is intended to ensure that the Wind Energy Guidelines are supported by a robust and up to date evidence base on these issues to support wind energy development in a manner which safeguards residential amenity consistent with EU and National Policy.

    Comments are invited on these aspects of the Guidelines only before February 15th, 2013. Submissions on other matters will not be considered at this time. The updated Guidelines will be issued as soon as possible thereafter, taking into account the views expressed during the public consultation process.

    Submissions in relation to the Guidelines may be made to:

    Miriam Tiernan
    Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government
    Custom House
    Dublin 1
    Tel: 01 888 2000
    e-mail: miriam.tiernan@environ.ie


    The Wind Energy Development Guidelines 2006 (doc, kb)

    This was interesting yesterday reported from England:

    Wind turbine collapses in gales

    And last year in Scotland this unforgettable scene - Google Image Result for http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02079/turbine-new_2079144i.jpg
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    He3,

    I am sure that you won't mind if we correct any BS posted in your thread
    Best regards, Pat.Twitter-energy economy news _ _ Each to their ability, together we progress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat Gill View Post
    He3,

    I am sure that you won't mind if we correct any BS posted in your thread
    Well Pat didn't realise you were more than one individual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat Gill View Post
    He3,

    I am sure that you won't mind if we correct any BS posted in your thread
    Fire on sight Pat!
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    Troubling.

    Wisconsin Towns Association calls for moratorium on construction of new wind turbines : Wsj

    'A group of government leaders wants to halt the spread of huge wind farms around the state.

    The Wisconsin Towns Association voted Monday to adopt a resolution calling on the state of Wisconsin and the Public Service Commission to enact a moratorium on the construction of industrial wind turbines "until further studies are done, solutions are found and the state's wind siting rule is modified."

    The towns association cited a Dec. 28 report to the PSC by four consulting firms that found noise from the Shirley Wind Farm in Denmark, may be affecting some neighboring farms. The report recommended more testing and research.'
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat Gill View Post
    He3,

    I am sure that you won't mind if we correct any BS posted in your thread
    Nothing controversial so far Pat. Have a good weekend.
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    I see Eamon Ryan was batting for the wind lobby again late last week on newstalk. He objected to the bill going through the Senate at the moment which sought a 1.5km set back for housing and other sensitive areas from Turbine development. Highlights how we need a proper "Ecology" party in this country as opposed to the type of corporate greenwash we get from a party that has clearly lost its way and ceased to be relevant when it comes to protecting the Irish Environment and quality of life

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falco View Post
    I see Eamon Ryan was batting for the wind lobby again late last week on newstalk. He objected to the bill going through the Senate at the moment which sought a 1.5km set back for housing and other sensitive areas from Turbine development. Highlights how we need a proper "Ecology" party in this country as opposed to the type of corporate greenwash we get from a party that has clearly lost its way and ceased to be relevant when it comes to protecting the Irish Environment and quality of life
    1.5 meters is not a lot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcolebrooke View Post
    1.5 meters is not a lot
    Kilometres.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcolebrooke View Post
    1.5 meters is not a lot
    A wee bit difficult to fit in your trousers, all the same.

    However you must have missed the "k" in Falco's post.

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