Environmental Assessments in the Great Lakes Region


Times are ET - Please join Windustry and the Great Lakes Regional Wind Energy Institute for a webinar on Tuesday May 18th at 11am ET to discuss environmental assessments for land based wind energy development in and near communities along the Great Lakes.

Attendees will learn about:

  • Current research efforts in the region on public opinions regarding wind energy in communities next to and near the Great Lakes;
  • The recent U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wind turbine guidelines committee recommendations;
  • Environmental assessments from the environmental consultant perspective.
Event type: 

Wind Turbine Syndrome: Myths and Facts Webinar

This webinar was hosted by Windustry and the Great Lakes Regional Wind Energy Institute with support from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory on February 11, 2010. The webinar provided a discussion of the myths and facts behind wind turbine syndrome and how scientific research is used to both support and deny the claims made.

Presenters for Wind Turbine Syndrome: Myths and Facts included:

  • W. David Colby, M.D.: Chatham-Kent Medical Officer of Health (Acting); Associate Professor, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Western Ontario
  • Geoff Leventhall, Ph.D.: Consultant in Noise Vibration and Acoustics, UK

Download slides from the webinar:

Additional information is available from the American Wind Energy Association in the report "Wind Turbine Sound and Health Effects: An Expert Panel Review."

The Australian National Health and Medical Research Council released their summary report concluding that no evidence exists to positively link wind turbines with adverse health effects. The public statement and review of the evidence can be found at the NHMRC website

The Wind Turbine Syndrome: Myths and Facts webinar and slides are copyrighted by their respective owners and may not be distributed in any format without the explicit written permission of the copyright owners.

Wind Project Siting in the Great Lakes Region Webinar

This webinar was hosted by Windustry and the Great Lakes Regional Wind Energy Institute on August 13, 2009.

Speakers for Wind Project Siting in the Great Lakes Region included:

Laurie Jodziewicz, American Wind Energy Association

Laurie is the coordinated the AWEA Wind Energy Siting Handbook. She will be sharing with us the basic steps and considerations within the development process through to construction of the wind project

Michael Vickerman, RENEW Wisconsin

Michael is the Executive Director of RENEW Wisconsin, a non-profit that promotes clean energy strategies for powering the state's economy in an environmentally responsible manner. In May 2009, RENEW Wisconsin received funding from the Department of Energy to fund a new project called "Sowing the Seeds for a Bountiful Harvest: Shaping the Rules and Creating the Tools for Wisconsin's Next Generation of Wind Farms". He will share with us his project work and how it can be used as a model to sit wind turbines.

The complete recorded webinar is available in a ReadyTalk format that can be played in a web browser using Flash and a broadband connnection.

Presentations from March 17, 2008 GLRWEI Meet-Up in Detroit

Click on the following links to download resources and presentations from the March 17, 2008 Meet-Up in Detroit:

Click here to download a copy of the meeting agenda.

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