Resources

Cardiologist’s Investigation and Response to Industrial Wind Turbines in the Rural Residential Countryside PDF

12/7/2020 – Dr. W. Ben Johnson, M.D, a Madison County, Iowa, Cardiologist, has published his Investigation and Response to Industrial Wind Turbines in the Rural Residential Countryside Regarding Concerns of Adverse Health Effects. The Executive Summary is several pages long and the report is very long. But it has to be to cover the details and complexities of the subject.

Health Effects of Wind Turbines: Testimony of Ben Johnson versus MidAmerican Energy (Madison County, Iowa)

8/23/2019 This is an excellent summary of Dr. W. Ben Johnson’s published investigation. It quickly highlights the main points that are backed up in detail in the above linked to book.

Iowa Land Records

Requires you to be a registered user, which is free.
You can search for leases the utility has filed.
1) Select counties and Continue
2) Use date pickers for dates. Remember they have been quietly signing leases for a long time.
3) Use MidAmerican for company name
4) Neighbor agreements are Other document types.
5) In the list of filings click on the Image button to see a PDF of the filing.

Lots of great documents and research papers.

A List of Many Setback > 1500 Feet.

The “industry” claims that 1500 feet is an industry standard and has been for decades. This has a list of dozens of districts that have greater setbacks and for as long as since 2007!

Analysis of Throw Distance

PDF download from Wind-Watch.org
Published online 19 February 2015 in Wiley Online Library (wileyonlinelibrary.com). DOI: 10.1002/we 1828

Take note of page 7 figure 5 and page 8 figure 6.
Translated metric.
100m/s = 223MPH – many blade tips normally travel 180-210mph
150m/s = 336MPH – a runaway system failure speed.
850m = 2788 feet – throw distance for 5MW turbine blade tip
1400m = 4593 feet – throw distance for 5MW turbine in runaway condition.

Take note of page 10 figure 11 and page 11 figure 12.
Translated metric.
100m/s = 223MPH – many blade tips normally travel 180-210mph
150m/s = 336MPH – a runaway system failure speed.
1000m = 3281 feet – throw distance for 5MW turbine blade tip
1700m = 5570 feet – throw distance for 5MW turbine in runaway condition.

Caithness Windfarm Information Forum 2020

This site collects the world wide documentation of accidents, fires and blade failures of wind turbines. In 2019 they found 24 blade failures and 23 turbine fires. Check our NEWS page for an article on how wind turbine failures may be under reported due to public relation issues.

The truth about wind turbines – how bad are they? 8/18/2020

Wind power needs 400 times more land than nuclear for example. Wind power also needs more than 10 times as much materials such as concrete and steel as nuclear per TWh.

Safety of Wind Systems 8/27/2019

By Magdi Ragheb a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Nordex turbine manual says “A WT is at high risk from lightning strikes. … Wait in a vehicle at a safe distance from the WT – approx. 1km” 1km = 3281feet.

Links to a PDF from the Ohio Public Utilities Commission. Check pages 160 and 161.

GOP lawmakers look to block eminent domain for wind farm projects.

Links to the Iowa Capital Dispatch

PDF document on land values with links to many other documents.

Links to the Lake Ontario Tribune site.

The down side to wind power

Harvard reports Wind farms will cause more environmental impact than previously thought. 10/4/2018

Wind Turbines Are Generating Mountains Of Waste, Not Energy

Land Needs for Wind, Solar Dwarf Nuclear Plant’s Footprint.

Links to the Nuclear Energy Institute.

Electrical Energy: Sound Scientific Solutions

ARKWRIGHT MONITORS WIND TURBINE NOISE

A YouTube video that covers several of the components of turbine noise and why it is not properly monitored.

In the Shadow of Wind Farms. 12/13/2017

A study done by USA Today Network.
Landowners often overlook potential problems until it’s too late. Many who sign contracts can’t terminate the agreements, even if they later beg for relief from what they deem intolerable living conditions. Some covenants bar people from suing or even publicly criticizing the projects.


Other Facebook Activists Pages and Groups:

Activists Websites:

Infrasound:

Infrasound: Dr. Mariana Alves-Pereira (2018)
Youtube

Infrasound caused by Industrial Wind Turbines
Youtube

The Green New Deal’s Bad Science – John Stossel

Why renewables can’t save the planet – Michael Shellenberger
TEDxDanubia

Weather Radar Impact

HOW ROTATING WIND TURBINE BLADES IMPACT THE NEXRAD DOPPLER WEATHER RADAR

Evansville-area wind farm would make it harder to forecast tornadoes