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Is the Noise Standard ETSU-R-97 really robust?

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ETSU-R-97 was a standard produced in 1997 in contravention of the WHO standards but pushed through the DTI by a committee made up of those predominately from within the wind industry. Anyone reading the report will see the conclusion at variance with the body thus demonstating a flawed report. Now we see a report from Denmark, one of the prime movers in wind, and the country with the greatest experience.

The Danish government recognized recently that LFN is an aggravating component in the noise that affects wind farm neighbours. This prompted their issuing regulations that limit low-frequency noise levels inside homes to 20 dB(A). Unfortunately, as denounced by Professor Henrik Moller, they manipulated the calculation parameters so as to allow LFN inside homes to actually reach 30 dB(A) in 30% of cases. “Hardly anyone would accept 30 dB(A) in their homes at night”, wrote the Professor last month (2).”

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