A Senate committee wants the government to establish a panel of independent experts to set standards and monitor the health effects of noise from wind farms, problems that health authorities say do not exist.

The Senate select committee on wind turbines, chaired by independent senator John Madigan, has also recommended that the Renewable Energy Target be amended so new renewable energy investments between 2015 and 2020 are eligible to create renewable energy certificates for no more than five years. The report said there has…