The Independent Scientific Committee on Wind Turbines (the Committee) is an independent, multidisciplinary, expert group. It monitors and considers the science on the potential impacts of sound (including infrasound and low frequency) from wind turbines on health and the environment.
While the Australian Energy Infrastructure Commissioner (the Commissioner) draws on the work of the Committee, the Committee is independent and separate from the Commissioner.
The Committee is convened as an independent, multidisciplinary, expert group to improve science and monitoring of the potential impacts of sound from wind turbines (including low frequency and infrasound) on health and the environment.
The Committee will provide advice on:
The Committee will monitor and periodically review progress in understanding the potential health impacts of wind farms and comment on further possible research developments to support standards and measurement protocols.
An important part of the Committee's role is bringing together partners to inform their work, including linking to the work being undertaken through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).
The Committee complements the work of the National Wind Farm Commissioner to identify needs and priorities for monitoring efforts to deliver transparency of information.
The Committee will:
The Committee will provide an Annual Report to the Australian Parliament reporting on delivery against these Terms of Reference and other achievements.
The Committee was established in 2015 for three years and has been extended until December 2021.
The Committee’s annual reports are tabled in Parliament and published on this website.
The Committee has published three peer-reviewed papers:
Last updated: 26 March 2021
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