Cape Bridgewater report

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It's being hailed a world first by some... The study into the Cape Bridgewater wind farm in Victoria's south west could have far reaching implications for South Australia's wind energy industry.... A breakthrough that may hold the key to solving a mystery... others however, have labelled it an atrocious piece of research.

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  • : Brad Reynolds says:

    Then I wonder why it is that a man with decades of experience in measuring infrasound, with equipment that costs tens of thousands of dollars can come to the conclusion that there IS an impact on people. Pacific Hydro should have saved all its money and come to you.

  • : Bryan Mcmahon says:

    we are not talking about general purpose meters but basically yes you do need specialised equipment which you can get my point being you can get anemometers that can measure the sound or as you called it infrasound that was my point the whole time of topic that it doesn't effect people

  • : Brad Reynolds says:

    Ok, so was your sound meter able to measure down to between 0 and 15 Hertz? This is extremely low (it is infrasound at this level). Anything below about 5 requires very specialised equipment and most general purpose meters don't measure below about 20Hz unless they are designed to measure infrasound.

  • : Bryan Mcmahon says:

    have you ever used one maybe if you had u would know that it does you should know there are different types of them" your not just going to make an instrument to measure wind without attempting to improve it

  • : Brad Reynolds says:

    "Anemometer" is from the Greek, "anemos" meaning "wind" - they do not measure sound. My point is that you're making statements that do not make sense on a report that you have not read.

  • : Bryan Mcmahon says:

    you can get different types of anemometers that measure sound as well im not getting your point what do you know about wind farms?

  • : Brad Reynolds says:

    That was the point of my original reply to you, Jack - renewables have the perception of being cheap but, in reality, they are not. In fact, they are substantially more expensive. In the long run, though, we will have to move to these options but people have to realise they will be paying more for their power unless technology changes things.

  • : Jack Janssen says:

    You need a start and on completion you save. to build a car cost more by making the mould than the car it self. just an example using a car. you do the same with every thing else.

  • : Jack Janssen says:

    TO build cost money to run and give you power is cheap.

  • : Brad Reynolds says:

    Argument 1: Your first argument was that oil cartels were wiping out renewables which you claimed were cheap. I pointed out that renewables are not cheap and that power is not generated on an industrial scale by petroleum power stations. Argument 2: You then switched your argument from oil conspiracy and cheap renewables to doing something about carbon emissions and then threw in the nuclear card.

  • : Jack Janssen says:

    I am stating the fact, it's not cheap you mentioned and i said everything cost money and to do nothing is reckless how is that different.

  • : Brad Reynolds says:

    An anemometer only measures wind speed, not sound, so I'm not sure what your point is.

  • : Brad Reynolds says:

    This is a different argument to the one you started with, James and nuclear option was never mentioned. I agree that renewable energy is a good idea (even wind power stations can be useful) but they are not the magic bullet and cannot be compared to a baseload option.

  • : Jack Janssen says:

    Brad, every thing cost money some more than others, but to do nothing about carbon emissions is reckless. And to use nuclear power is far to dangerous when you are left with waste that can't be disposed of without repocusion in the future, so what do you do.

  • : Bryan Mcmahon says:

    "there is no sound its a train of thought" wind farms have been in jamestown for the last 10 years the trials went well so they kept them measured by an anemometer yes i have used one because i studied wind frequency at school when i was there

  • : Brad Reynolds says:

    Jack, the forms of power you mention are not "cheap". Take a look at the link below. It shows that solar panels are the MOST EXPENSIVE with wind being way up there, too - certainly more than coal or gas (we don't use petroleum-based power stations here in Australia so I don't know what you are basing your claims on) Also, do you look out the window to see if the wind is blowing or the sun is shining before you turn on a light? Somehow I think not. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cost_of_electricity_by_source

  • : Brad Reynolds says:

    So at the start you say there is nothing and then you say that there is something but you "get over it". What if you don't "get over it"? You might like to read the actual report before making comment. It deals with sound that cannot be heard - do you have the equipment to measure this?

  • : Jack Janssen says:

    Oil cartels are starting up again to wipe out clean energy, wind farms solar penals and all other form of cheap power.

  • : Bryan Mcmahon says:

    there is no sound in wind-farms i lived in jamestown for seven years and its a train of thought you can get over it