Thursday, 22 January 2015

Bad science by energy companies? No surprise there then.

Wind turbine studies: how to sort the good, the bad, and the ugly.

"Yesterday, The Australian ran a front-page article about what it called a 'groundbreaking' new study on wind turbines and their associated health impacts.

The study supposedly found a trend between participants’ perceived 'sensations' and 'offending sound pressure'.

The Australian’s environment editor Graham Lloyd claimed the (non-peer-reviewed) study shows that 'people living near wind farms face a greater risk of suffering health complaints caused by the low-frequency noise generated by turbines', adding that it may help to 'resolve the contentious debate about the health impact of wind farms'.

Carried out by Steven Cooper of The Acoustic Group, the study was commissioned by energy company Pacific Hydro near its Cape Bridgewater wind farm in southwest Victoria.

But this study is an exemplary case of what we consider to be bad science and bad science reporting."

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