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Two weeks ago Senator John Madigan (Democratic Labor Party) confounded the chamber by likening the renewable energy sector’s citation of leading Australian and international research on the safety of proximity to wind farms to the Tobacco industries’ manipulation of the medical establishment in the early twentieth century. The invocation of the spectre of such insidious corporate intent, […]
For anyone who has been following the anti-wind farm lobby and their attempts to discredit the wind power sector over the years, this most recent offering might seem like their most desperate yet.
Yes 2 Renewables’ South Australian correspondent David Clarke: Wind farms and solar power are replacing fossil fuel burning power stations. And electric vehicles powered by renewable energy could replace fossil fuel powered vehicles. Wind turbines have been blamed for making people sick but both the NHMRC (National Health and Medical Research Council) and the AMA (Australian […]
Anti-wind crusader Senator John Madigan has attacked the Australian Medical Association for releasing a public statement on wind energy. Senator Madigan told The Australian that the AMA’s statement on wind energy was “politically motivated.” Yes 2 Renewables responded to Senator Madigan’s claims in a letter to the editor published by The Courier. Senator John Madigan’s claim the Australian Medical Association’s […]
This post was featured at Renew Economy, Australia’s leading source for energy news and analysis. Victorian Senator John Madigan (Democratic Labor Party) has alleged that Australia’s wind power generation sector is responsible for a health cover-up comparable to those perpetrated by the tobacco and asbestos industries – a claim which does not sit comfortably with […]
Australia’s peak body for doctors and medical professionals has given wind energy a clean bill of health. The Australian Medical Association has released a Position Statement outlining their view that there is no evidence wind farms harm human health. AMA Vice President and Chair of the AMA Public Health Committee, Professor Geoffrey Dobb, said the available […]
Originally posted at Wind Power Monthly. View the original post here. Two years ago, in an article for right-wing political magazine The Spectator Australia, Newman said of wind turbines: “They fail on all counts. They are grossly inefficient, extremely expensive, socially inequitable, a danger to human health, environmentally harmful, divisive for communities, a blot on […]
Originally posted at Climate Spectator. View original post here. While a fire in Victoria’s Hazelwood coal mine dumps assorted known carcinogens upon Morwell residents, the National Health and Medical Research Council finally released draft findings from its review of evidence on the possible health effects of wind farms. A press release from the NHMRC states: “The draft Information Paper […]
Crikey news have strongly endorsed the findings of the NHMRC’s recent review on wind energy and health. The online news paper calls on Coalition to stop ‘pandering’ to radical anti-wind farm fringe groups. Here’s the editorial: It’s time for politicians, particularly in the Coalition at both the state and federal level, to stop pandering to […]
Originally posted at The Conversation. View original here. There is no reliable or consistent evidence that proximity to wind farms or wind farm noise directly causes health effects. That’s the finding of the National Health and Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC) much-anticipated draft systematic review of the evidence on wind farms and human health, released yesterday. This report […]