UK: Noisy wind farms face ban as ministers launch review into ‘annoying’ sound levels

Quixotes Last Stand

(While this article MAY sound encouraging, it’s the comments UNDER the article which are enlightening.  For the first time ever, I’m posting the comments to the article as well, because it seems like the British are no more convinced by these ‘studies’ than anyone else around the world is. — DQ)

Emily Gosden, Energy Editor — The Telegraph (UK) — November 30, 2014

Energy department commissions review into disturbance from turbine noise in order to decide when annoyance becomes unacceptable

Noisy wind farms that disturb local communities could be banned, after ministers launched an unprecedented review into the annoyance they cause.

In the first official admission that wind turbine noise can adversely affect local residents, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has commissioned an independent investigation to assess the levels of sound wind farms produce and the extent of disturbance caused as a result.

Experts from the Institute…

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