Friday, May 1, 2009

Bird Killing Wind Farms


This wind farm, along a bird migration route, will, from the goodness of its heart, turn off the turbines when it is making the most money, even when nobody is looking. Wow!

I'm amazed at the stats here. Some wind farms absolutely love birds of prey! What does that mean to all the rodents? Does the coyote population increase?

I wonder if there is an exponential effect like closing off a hose, when they put in more and more wind farms, and there's no easy way around?


Bubble's Mama said...

These wind companies are raking in the huge subsidies. They don't turn off their turbines for anybody for any reason. Soon, all of Ontario's major migration routes will be covered with thousands of 400' wind turbines. So-called "environmentalists" refuse the potential cumulative damage and just see this as collatoral damage. After all, wind turbines are going to "save the world", aren't they?

Harold Asmis said...

Amen, Bro!

Bob said...

You should have actually read the article before posting. Only 7000 birds a year are killed in the US. With 7500+ turbines, that's less than 1 bird death per turbine per year. To put this in perspective, a typical house kills 2-3/year from birds flying into windows and tens or hundreds of thousands die per year from flying into highrises at night.

The "cumulative" impact on birds from turbines is almost non-existent. If you want to save birds, take the glass out of your windows or turn your lights off at night.