Fact Check: NBC4’s “iReporter” lacks context on wind turbine sound
A recent commentary on NBC4’s “iReporter” discussed concerns about the sound of wind turbines at a wind farm in West Virginia.
Any time a debate regarding the intangible “cost” of wind power arises, it’s important to remember that wind energy emits no pollution, creates no hazardous waste, and uses virtually no water. All of these advantages are good for human health and wildlife, and they are not shared by any non-renewable energy source.
With respect to the sound levels generated by modern turbines, typically, two people can carry on a conversation at normal voice levels even while standing at the base of a turbine. As a non-polluting energy source, wind power is ...