Something we have all fought about from day one. There already was a noise standard BS4142 enforced under the Environment Act 1990. So acceptance of a lower standard was purely a fudge between the government and the Wind Energy companies!
Wind farm noise report ‘parallels VW scandal’, MP claims
Western Morning News
22 October 2015
A new report co-authored in the Westcountry exposes “two decades of deception” from the wind industry about the effect of turbines on health of near neighbours, an MP claimed.
The Independent Noise Working Group (INWG) has used its study to call for an overhaul of the way wind farms noise is measured.
The findings were presented to Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom last week in a bid to persuade the Government to introduce new standards.
Noise campaigners believe the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is now receptive to changing the existing method by which councils assess wind farms – the ETSU-R-97, which was created in 1996.
Conservative MP for Daventry Chris Heaton-Harris claims the new report draws “parallels with the Volkswagen emission scandal” where vehicles…
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