The issue that won’t blow over

Will a thorough scientific examination from the NHMRC quell the bitter debate over the health effects of wind farms?

The race to meet the Federal Government’s target of generating 20% of energy from renewable sources by 2020 has hit a major hurdle — persistent and increasingly vocal claims that wind turbines are causing a wide array of health problems for people living around them.

A steady stream of debate about health and the wind farms earmarked to play a major role in meeting renewable energy targets has bubbled