Winds of Change for Renewable Energy Darling
Wind turbines have always faced a level of controversy but have managed to remain in favour worldwide. The UK has some of the world’s largest wind farm investment and Australia has long shown its support of the clean energy-generating technology.
However, an article published in the Australian regarding wind turbines and their alleged health side effects has re-stirred the metaphorical pot and brought wind power back into industry focus.
The article cites a ‘growing body of evidence of adverse health impacts associated with noise generated by wind farms’ according to Queensland Health. The Sydney Morning Herald has also reported similar health risks, with a profile of Cullerin Ranges local Michelle Edwards, who speaks of the health issues she has suffered since the implementation of an Origin Energy Wind Farm near her sheep and cattle farm.
“Since Origin Energy’s wind farm began operating in 2009 near the Cullerin sheep and cattle farm she runs with husband Brett, Mrs Edwards says she has lost her balance while riding,” reads the article by John Thistleton. “She says her vision is blurred, she is losing sleep and feels as if her stomach has battery acid in it.”...