Category: Colorado

Wind Turbines Killed 600,000 Bats Last Year

More than 600,000 bats were killed by wind energy turbines in 2012, a serious blow to creatures who pollinate crops and help control flying insects, according to a new study from the University of Colorado Denver. “The development and expansion of wind energy facilities is a key threat to bat populations in North America,” said […]

Friday November 15th, 2013 in Alps Bats, Articles, Bats, California Bats, Cape Cod Bats, Colorado, Tennessee, Texas Bats, West Virgina, Wind Power Technology | Comments Off on Wind Turbines Killed 600,000 Bats Last Year

Death Trap: Wind Turbines Slaughter Bats

In the process of creating sustainable energy, wind turbines across the United States are also taking a toll on a species that is vital to our ecosystem: bats. More than 600,000 bats fell victim to the turbines in 2012, according to a new study. The turbines spin at up to 179 miles per hour, rising […]

Tuesday November 12th, 2013 in Alps Bats, Bats, California Bats, Cape Cod Bats, Colorado, Texas Bats, Wind Power Technology | Comments Off on Death Trap: Wind Turbines Slaughter Bats

Wind turbines ARE a human health hazard

A research paper prepared in November 1987 for the US Department of Energy demonstrated that the “annoyance” caused by wind turbine noise to nearby residents is “real not imaginary.” It further showed that, far from becoming inured to the disturbance people become increasingly sensitive to it over time.   This contradicts claims frequently made by […]

Thursday July 25th, 2013 in Articles, Australia, Colorado, Research, Wind Power Technology | Comments Off on Wind turbines ARE a human health hazard

Federal Agency and the ‘Secretive’ Eagle-Wind Energy Policy

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is considering eliminating most public oversight of wind turbine impacts on protected bald and golden eagles by offering developers 30-year permits to kill eagles by accident, as opposed to the current 5-year permits. What’s more, they’re shaping the implementation of that proposed policy change in a series of […]

Tuesday February 19th, 2013 in Alps Eagles, Articles, Birds, California, California Eagles, Cape Cod, Cape Cod Eagles, Colorado, Eagles, News, Texas, Texas Eagles, Wind Power Technology | Comments Off on Federal Agency and the ‘Secretive’ Eagle-Wind Energy Policy

Feds Look the Other Way as Wind Farms Kill Birds

Lights left on during a foggy night last year at a West Virginia wind farm are thought to be behind the grizzly deaths of nearly 500 songbirds. It was the third time it happened — and each time, the federal government looked the other way. Fast forward to last week. Following the deaths of a […]

End The Wind PTC And Business-Government Cronyism – OpEd

New York State and US wind power is an expensive, ecologically harmful scam As the Batavia Daily News observed recently, Invenergy is eagerly waiting for this “Lame Duck” Congress to extend the decades-old federal Production Tax Credit (PTC) for industrial wind facilities. Meanwhile, thousands of local tax- and rate-paying citizens are eagerly awaiting the expiration […]

Wednesday December 12th, 2012 in Colorado, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, Scotland, Texas, Washington, West Virgina, Wind Power Technology, Wyoming | Comments Off on End The Wind PTC And Business-Government Cronyism – OpEd

Bat deaths mount near wind farms

At a wind farm in Alberta, researchers noticed a disturbing trend – the turbines harvesting the wind sweeping across the Canadian prairie were also killing hundreds of migratory bats. Dead silver-haired and hoary bats piled up beneath the turbines. Necropsies indicated bleeding in the lungs. Since they were first reported in the late 1990s, bat deaths at […]

Tuesday December 11th, 2012 in Colorado | Comments Off on Bat deaths mount near wind farms

Subsidizing Bird Kills: Wind Industry’s Exemptions From Prosecution for Killing Wildlife

Last month, Senatory Michael Bennet, a Colorado Democrat, lambasted his colleagues for not extending the production tax credit, the 2.2 cent-per-kilowatt-hour subsidy for wind energy that expires at the end of this year. Bennet said that without the subsidy, the wind industry, which he called “an economic driver that is critical to jobs” will “take […]

Friday October 19th, 2012 in Alps Eagles, Articles, Bats, Birds, California Eagles, Cape Cod Eagles, Colorado, News, Raptors, Research, Texas, Texas Eagles, Wind Power Technology | Comments Off on Subsidizing Bird Kills: Wind Industry’s Exemptions From Prosecution for Killing Wildlife