Tuesday, 15 November 2011

The Society for Wind Vigilance

I've wanted to start broadening the amount and quality of information made available via this blog on the health impacts of wind turbines for a while. I still have many papers to read, classify and add to the Medical Data page. However, in the meantime, I would like to point you towards a resource that you may find useful and interesting and to that end, I would like to introduce The Society for Wind Vigilance. There is a permanent link to their website in the right hand side bar of this blog.

'The Society for Wind Vigilance is an international federation of physicians, engineers and other professionals promoting the development of authoritative international wind turbine guidelines to protect the health and safety of communities. The mission of The Society for Wind Vigilance is to mitigate the risk of both physiological and psychological adverse heath effects through the advancement of independent third party research and its application to the siting of industrial wind turbines.'

I have taken that introduction from the Society's home page - hopefully, if you haven't come across this group before you'll now have an idea of what they are about. If you attended the recent conference in Ayr, you've already come across one member of this group: Dr Christopher Hanning (who spoke at Ayr) is on the group's Advisory Panel. Now, rather than try and summarise an entire web site, I thought the best way of introducing this group's work was to point you towards various summary resources they provide through hotlinks. Each of the following hotlinks takes you to a byte size summary from the group. Each explanation is extensively referenced:


Should you want to see more of the work from this group, a swathe of papers and presentations can be found here.

This group has nothing to gain by publishing their work, indeed they have a lot to lose: their professional reputations. There is every reason to keep an eye on the material this group publishes, since groups like this are starting to fill the void of authoritative data and are slowly but surely picking their way through the veil of inaccurate soundbytes published by the renewables industry.