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Wind turbine noise is targeted

Boston.com -- State may require reviews of impact before construction

Days after state environmental officials found unacceptable noise levels from wind turbines in Falmouth, they are considering new regulations that would require the state to review potential noise issues before wind turbines are built in Massachusetts.

The state might also conduct sound studies in other communities, such as Fairhaven and Kingston, where residents, as in Falmouth, have complained about newly installed turbines, officials said.


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Submitted May 22, 2012 By: drpepperTX
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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: May 25, 2012 8:34:20 AM

That's right Honda, white noise helps a lot of folk get to sleep.
honda0105
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Message Posted: May 25, 2012 5:48:42 AM

of course, no one seems to complain about oil derricks or gas wellheads and they make a lot of noise too.
honda0105
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Message Posted: May 25, 2012 5:48:06 AM

I guess noise in the cities is a "necessary evil" but noise from wind turbines (which actually are productive while city noise is not) is not acceptable?
sparky808
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Message Posted: May 23, 2012 1:32:37 PM

Thank you for posting.
drpepperTX
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Message Posted: May 23, 2012 9:50:33 AM

Noise is one thing but the real shame is the threat to wildlife.

Particularly egregious is the federal government hypocrisy when it comes to the enforcement of the laws pertaining to Bald Eagles, Golden Eagles and other wildlife killed by turbines.
tomok
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Message Posted: May 23, 2012 4:19:00 AM

Wind turbines make noise, ground vibrations and when the angle of the sun is just right, light flicker reflections. Locate any and all wind turbines well away from populated areas and any nearby residences. Strange illnesses, conditions and headaches can occur when living too close to active wind turbines.
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us4usa
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Message Posted: May 23, 2012 12:49:26 AM

OilOnTheCheap: The newer technology is quieter.

Make them too quiet and they will need to add noise for the birds???
yakstar
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Message Posted: May 23, 2012 12:47:20 AM

it's a madhouse- a madhouse!
themaninthehat
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Message Posted: May 23, 2012 12:28:08 AM

Let me guess. By a mittens romney left-behind?
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Message Posted: May 23, 2012 12:23:02 AM

Seriously?
crreed1
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Message Posted: May 23, 2012 12:20:28 AM

we have them here
I don't hear any noise
OilOnTheCheap
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Message Posted: May 23, 2012 12:19:31 AM

The newer technology is quieter.
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Message Posted: May 23, 2012 12:17:14 AM

How do you stop the noise? End the subsidies! Or this is good...
TFowler513
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Message Posted: May 23, 2012 12:13:40 AM

If it's not one thing, it's another.
Toppers
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Message Posted: May 23, 2012 12:11:27 AM

Subsidies=dislike
jtfftj
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Message Posted: May 23, 2012 12:10:59 AM

Always something.
nomad228
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Message Posted: May 23, 2012 12:10:35 AM

G.E. turbines are as quiet as a train. : ) chugga chugga whoo whooo. : )
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Message Posted: May 23, 2012 12:10:31 AM

http://bostonglobe.com/metro/2012/05/21/cape-wind-foe-koch-chips-for-romney/KxaoZrEXnBjE6CFlngqU5L/story.htmlWilliam I. Koch, the Osterville summer resident and fossil fuel magnate who helped bankroll the opposition to the Cape Wind energy project, has emerged as a key backer of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, donating $2 million to Restore Our Future, the super PAC supporting Romney’s drive for the White House.

The donations rank Koch’s privately held Oxbow Corp. third among companies that have donated the most to Restore Our Future, behind Perry Homes, the Texas home-building company, and Bain Capital, the Boston private equity firm that Romney cofounded in 1984.

Brad Goldstein, Koch’s spokesman, said Koch is supporting Romney because of a personal relationship that dates to the early 1980s, when Romney was running Bain Capital and Koch was living full time in Massachusetts, and also because of Koch’s disagreements with President Obama’s tax and energy policies. . .
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Better stock up on 10W40.
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Message Posted: May 23, 2012 12:09:28 AM

wow
MidNJ
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Message Posted: May 23, 2012 12:08:37 AM

For more information on this topic go to:

http://bostonglobe.com/metro/2012/05/21/cape-wind-foe-koch-chips-for-romney/KxaoZrEXnBjE6CFlngqU5L/story.html
joel27nc
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Message Posted: May 23, 2012 12:08:14 AM

Is it that noisy that we should be concern?
jem069
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Message Posted: May 23, 2012 12:07:20 AM

Ok
regout
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Message Posted: May 23, 2012 12:06:47 AM

It's true and I don't want one of these in my area.
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Message Posted: May 23, 2012 12:06:44 AM

Ok
300kmiles
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Message Posted: May 23, 2012 12:06:31 AM

ha ha ha... Banning mother nature... unbelievalble
miser709
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Message Posted: May 23, 2012 12:06:20 AM

What
heartbroken2010
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Message Posted: May 23, 2012 12:06:10 AM

interesting
mrbee
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Message Posted: May 23, 2012 12:05:28 AM

Now the greenies don't like wind. What do they like?
gch42
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Message Posted: May 23, 2012 12:05:08 AM

but it's clean energy... nukes make no noise...
us4usa
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Message Posted: May 23, 2012 12:04:38 AM

And some people buy homes next to airports,R&R and freeways...

Solar on every rooftop unused Volt battery for night time...
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Message Posted: May 23, 2012 12:04:12 AM

ssssssshhhhhhh!!!!
getalong
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Message Posted: May 23, 2012 12:03:53 AM

Build it and someone will complain.
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Message Posted: May 23, 2012 12:03:34 AM

Old news!
carefrey
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Message Posted: May 23, 2012 12:03:12 AM

Gas related how???
NO_SWEAT
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Message Posted: May 23, 2012 12:01:29 AM

Not gas related - since when did wind power our cars?
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Message Posted: May 23, 2012 12:01:21 AM

power plants aren't quiet either...
MidNJ
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Message Posted: May 23, 2012 12:01:18 AM

OK :)
Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: May 22, 2012 11:59:57 PM

It's not the environmentalists that are complaining about wind turbines, LostToo, it's the NIMBY people.

Not In My Backyard. Well, here's the choice, a wind turbine or a fracking gas well.

The wind turbine doesn't seem so bad now, huh?
bif65
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Message Posted: May 22, 2012 11:59:52 PM

ok
ravenclaw_29
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Message Posted: May 22, 2012 11:58:54 PM

OK
DriverofRed
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Message Posted: May 22, 2012 11:57:41 PM

ok
Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: May 22, 2012 11:57:22 PM

I hear what you're saying HA4CNN but until we come up with widespread energy storage technology this is the way it is. We need both fossil fuel power plants AND renewables plus a smarter electricity transmission system. We all know that wind and solar are intermittant energy sources but they are not meant to be used as baseload power. Meanwhile, smaller natural gas powered generators do a great job of adding electricity to the system on demand to pick up the slack when the sun is not out and the wind is not blowing.

The problems with renewables will be solved in the future but we need to start rolling them out NOW.
LostToo
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Message Posted: May 22, 2012 11:56:59 PM

Noise? The don't have anything to cause noise... Do they? I swear... Now the tree huggers are gripeing about their own babies. Next they will be whining about solar stealing the sunshine.
bonzoonfmb
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Message Posted: May 22, 2012 11:56:56 PM

I want a wind turbine outside my bedroom window that will kill that noisy hawk and mockingbird that sings at dawn every morning.
LCSTEELERBOB
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Message Posted: May 22, 2012 11:56:52 PM

sound down
MidNJ
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Message Posted: May 22, 2012 11:54:25 PM

ExplorerWA -

You posted, "It seems the environmental officials don't like anything that generates power."

???????????????????????

My question, is the question only about the "greenies" or, are the "fosil fuel fanatics" also way off base?

HA4CNN
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Message Posted: May 22, 2012 11:50:32 PM

Not acceptable for intermittent power.
pgerassi
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Message Posted: May 22, 2012 11:50:18 PM

wind is noisy.
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Message Posted: May 22, 2012 11:50:09 PM

ok
SparkieMi
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Message Posted: May 22, 2012 11:47:06 PM

What is acceptable?????
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