24. mar, 2014

U.S. government has known about Wind Turbine Syndrome since 1987 (U.S. Dept. of Energy)


Editor’s note: October 1987. The Windpower ’87 Conference & Exposition in San Francisco. A paper read by a physicist named N.D. Kelley from the Solar Energy Research Institute in Golden, Colorado. A research project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Contract No. DE-AC02-83CH10093.

Dr. Kelley titled his paper “A Proposed Metric for Assessing the Potential of Community Annoyance from Wind Turbine Low-Frequency Noise Emissions.” “Emissions” means “noise & vibration.” And the “low frequency” includes infrasound. And the sterile phrase, “community annoyance,” is code for Wind Turbine Syndrome–except, Dr. Pierpont had not coined the name in 1987.

Here’s Kelley’s paper. Rob Rand sent the paper to Rick James (Rand and James are America’s premier experts in measuring and assessing wind turbine noise/vibration), and James then sent it to Dr. Sarah Laurie in Australia. Dr. Laurie forwarded the paper to us.

Now, it’s yours. Notice the parts highlighted in yellow. Notice that the U.S. Dept. of Energy knew about Wind Turbine Syndrome as long ago as this conference. It was so aware of WTS that it funded a study on it—the study that is the subject of Kelley’s paper. Notice how Kelley’s paper focuses on infrasound & low frequency noise & vibration inside homes, that is, ILFN caused by wind turbines inside nearby homes.

Yeah, the government and industry knew all about this shit in the 1980s. It’s now 2013, and the government and industry are still pretending they don’t know about this shit.