French Greens Senator Questions French Government Over Wind Turbine Adverse Health Effects

Senator Helene Lipietz (French Green Party – EELV) challenges the French Government concerning adverse health effects from wind turbines.

Written Question No. 11440 Hélène Lipietz ( Seine -et-Marne – Ecolo )
published in the OJ Senate 01/05/2014 – page 1005

Senator Helene Lipietz draws the attention of the Ministere de L’Ecologie Du Developpement Durable et de L’Energie and Energy about the increasing distance between the location of a facility for large wind turbines over 500 metres from future homes, whilst maintaining a distance of about 400 metres between each turbine, and the encouragement of individual equipment with micro – wind installations.

The reasons are varied. She evokes the lack of serious and independent studies on the impact of large wind turbines on the health of residents, such as noise pollution, sleep disorders, the potential stroboscopic effect trigger of epileptic crisis. She asks the Government to study the expansion of the circle of exclusion these “skyscrapers of wind” around dwelling places until studies are conducted, and the strengthening of citizen consultations and the opportunity to help develop micro-wind.

Awaiting response from the “Ministre de l’Ecologie du Développement Durable”