For far too many acoustic engineers ethics runs a poor second to pocketing fat piles of easy cash from the wind industry for knocking out noise reports that (always) show ‘compliance’ with the noise conditions of planning consents – even if that requires fabricating data – as occurred at the Waubra and Cape Bridgewater wind farms: Pacific Hydro & Acciona’s Acoustic ‘Consultant’ Fakes ‘Compliance’ Reports for Non-Compliant Wind Farms
The stink attached to that kind of behaviour hasn’t gone unnoticed. Professor Colin Hansen from the University of Adelaide wrote this stinging riposte earlier this year and it is as pertinent now as then.
Collateral Damage, Engineering Ethics and Wind Farms
Sound & Vibration
Colin H. Hansen
When a major infrastructure project is undertaken, there are many in the general population who benefit when it is completed, otherwise we would hope…
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