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State Officials Don't Like Scientists Report on Windmill Noise; Write Their Own Rules
Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/7/2012 | Jack Spencer

Posted on 07/07/2012 4:24:38 PM PDT by MichCapCon

A panel of experts who were appointed to work toward noise level guidelines for wind turbines in Michigan had their work discarded when state bureaucrats didn't like what the panel was coming up with and made up their own rules instead.

As a result, there is now no specific state recommended decibel level limit for wind turbines. This means wind turbines can operate at 55 dBA (decibels adjusted to reflect the ear's response to sound), which is the standard Michigan had followed for at least two years. The panel was promoting reducing that level to 40 dBA...

(Excerpt) Read more at michigancapitolconfidential.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government
KEYWORDS: windenergy; windfarms; windmill; windnoise; windpower

1 posted on 07/07/2012 4:24:47 PM PDT by MichCapCon
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To: Springman; Sioux-san; 70th Division; JPG; PGalt; DuncanWaring
Wind blows, just not when you need it.

If anyone wants to be added to the Michigan Cap Con ping list, let me know.
2 posted on 07/07/2012 4:26:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: MichCapCon

I can see why Red Ted Kennedy didn’t want those things built anywhere near him. Eyesores. They are like an advertisement for Amerika on Drugs.


3 posted on 07/07/2012 4:29:02 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare is only the beginning. It's all downhill from here.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
I just don't want to look at the damn things.

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4 posted on 07/07/2012 4:32:16 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: MichCapCon

Science is what our consensus says it is.


5 posted on 07/07/2012 4:33:18 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: MichCapCon
They're a LOT louder than most people think. They make a very loud sounding "whoosh whoosh." You can hear them for miles.
My husband and I were talking about these things just the other day. They have some in the next county.
6 posted on 07/07/2012 4:34:17 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: MichCapCon

“We’re on a tight schedule! This launch cost more than a BILLION! I don’t want to hear about any $400 “O” rings!”


7 posted on 07/07/2012 4:45:27 PM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms for the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: concerned about politics

Noise pollution AND visual pollution. But no matter, we must battle demon carbon dioxide!


8 posted on 07/07/2012 4:46:11 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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9 posted on 07/07/2012 4:49:54 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

When their breaks fail and they explode and catch fire, they’re a nice source of light for awhile.


10 posted on 07/07/2012 5:10:55 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: concerned about politics
I was spending the night in a new lodge near Blackwater Falls SP. It was on the side closest to Canaan Valley.

I woke during the night, and when retiring again, was amazed at this dull roar I was hearing.

The next day, I took a ride 15 miles away and found a bunch of these contraptions, littering the mountaintops. Several were idle, while one close to the highway had a hatch open and was swinging/clanking with every revolution.

What a bunch of crap. GE was prominently represented, as was the Chicago Energy Exchange (Hmmmmm, GE, Chicago?) in the deal to make this happen, along with lots of tax subsidies and political goodwill...

A waste of money and an abomination as well!


11 posted on 07/07/2012 5:20:26 PM PDT by WVKayaker (I’m more than happy to accept the dubious honor of being Obama’s “enemy of the week" -Sarah Palin)
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To: MichCapCon
The technology is there - more efficient and much more quiet. Very good for urban/fringe areas:



Vertical Axis Wind Power Generators
13 posted on 07/07/2012 5:35:08 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: MichCapCon
silent vertical axis wind power generators
14 posted on 07/07/2012 5:39:27 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: WVKayaker

I see those pieces of crap defiling what had once been a great skyline every time I go to Elkins....turns my stomach.


15 posted on 07/07/2012 7:33:37 PM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms for the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: WVKayaker

Looks like they cut a whole lot of trees down too. I hope they did an environmental impact study first!


16 posted on 07/08/2012 4:28:38 AM PDT by BinaryBoy (We will have a liberal president. Let's not have a liberal congress.)
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To: concerned about politics

55 dB, I wonder, at what distance? At the source, that’s nothing. At a nearby home, that’s maddening.


17 posted on 07/08/2012 5:34:54 AM PDT by dangus
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