15 Dec '11, 7pm

This is How Much Noise a Wind Turbine Makes

This is How Much Noise a Wind Turbine Makes

Does your neighbor's humming refrigerator keep you up at night? Then a wind turbine in your neighborhood won't either. That's the takeaway from this nifty little graphic whipped up by GE (the company manufactures wind turbines and would benefit from the nonsensical stigma dropped). And while it doesn't forgive the company for being phenomenal tax cheats , it does provide a nice visual reminder of how innocuous wind turbines are. Click here for a larger version . See, you've probably heard stories about homeowners complaining about how loud wind turbines are, or even been regaled with the spectacular nonsense that is W.T.S. (Wind Turbine Syndrome). And though the media jumps on stories like these -- backlash against new technology that's supposed to make our lives better ! -- wind turbine noise complaints have been shown time and again to be dubious at best, and W.T.S. has ...

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