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The home brewing -- wind power opposition to those -- is now a real force to be reckoned with.
Robert Bryce is the managing editor of energy Tribune and he joins the company now with more on this from what we saw -- article.
It was in the Wall Street Journal.
You'll pointing out that these wind farms generate a lot of noise.
And it's really annoying a lot of people who had an effect in the health of people who live near those windfalls given the story please.
Well it's a story that.
Developed I guess just in the last couple of months for me I was I had heard some news about this but.
I was contacted by a horse trainer in northwestern Missouri.
We -- if you want to write about wind farms called me and so I called -- his maiden name was Charlie Porter I wrote about him a little bit in the Wall Street Journal story.
And Porter had been driven out of his -- he out of his home.
-- wind developers built three turbines within 18100 feet of his house.
And the noise became so bad that he had to leave his home and abandon essentially the farm.
We still teaches courses there but he had to buy a house.
In king city Missouri and move out of his house.
What was fascinating to me Stewart was as I started looking at this story I interviewed people from New Zealand to the UK to Nova Scotia to Ontario.
All the complaints were almost identical to those of mr.
Porter and this whole system -- whole suite of symptoms is now called wind turbine syndrome which is the name given it by.
A doctor in upstate New York named Nina pierpont.
Is it is it to the point of it all these rear ended his report sufficiently widespread -- the problems sufficiently serious.
To put a hold on wind farms in any area what you've got people living nearby is it over to that degree yet.
Well I think I mean you raise the key point here Stewart this is there's so much political support behind the wind energy business.
And that support is from local municipalities to state governments to the federal government.
Because they are convinced that -- wind energy reduces CO2 emissions and of course.
Global warming fears of global warming trump everything.
That they are essentially in some cases forcing these wind turbines to be built or or overriding local objections and allowing these wind turbines to be built.
When what we really need is a is a set back likely at least a mile and a quarter which is what's been proposed in Vermont.
In order to protect residences from from this low level noise.
You can't put them in places whether I know people -- it's too far away and he can't transmit the electricity of the power lines you lose the electricity you can't stored in batteries were -- of the technology ready yet and creating problems where people have.
Problem crisis is a great story very interesting story about the problems of wind power come on back and explain it more in detail good stuff like Iran but thank you.
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