"Low frequency sound from wind farms" Responsible department: Department for Energy and Climate Change
Health impacts caused by low-frequency noise (infrasound) from wind turbines have been known to US and Australian researchers and the renewable energy industry for more than 25 years, yet many people who claim to suffer from ‘Wind Turbine Syndrome’ because wind turbines are placed to close to their houses are being ignored or even ridiculed.
In light of this, it is imperative that the government immediately implements an independent survey into low-frequency noise and infrasound. Until this survey reports the government must immediately place an exclusion zone of at least 3 kilometres between wind turbines and any residence in the UK. Any turbine within this exclusion zone should immediately be switched off, and the structure removed within 90 days.
The survey should be undertaken by experts in low frequency sound who are totally independent of any power company or the renewable industry."
If more than 100,000 people sign this e-petition then it has to be discussed by a parliamentary committee. While it may not become government policy, the government will probably take note of the concerns if more than 100,000 sign.
Thornton Moor Windfarm Action Group based in Bradford West Yorkshire Banks renewables - up to 6 turbines 100m tall. Comment: Please can you also publicise 2 of our petitions... one is for our own campaign and one is for an e-petition where we would like the resurrection of the Lord Reay Bill. Full details available on our website www.sayno2windfarm.org.uk
_Electricity bills have soared, and more increases are in the pipeline.
This punishes the 6 million people already in fuel poverty, restricts
economic growth, and makes British industry less competitive. A key
factor in this increase is the Renewables Obligation, which indirectly
provides more than 40% of the income of wind-farms. These complex and
covert subsidies (most of which go to foreign companies) are paid not by
the government, but instead are ENTIRELY financed by increasing the
price of our electricity bills. Climate-change policies have already
increased household electricity by at least 14%, and have increased the
electricity bills of business by at least 20%. Even worse, these tariffs
are forecast to escalate. By reducing or ending the subsidies for
wind-farms, we would benefit the poorest members of society, boost our
manufacturing exports and, while doing so, would help protect what
remains of our precious countryside. Please vote for this petition. http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/22704