Posts tagged: Renewable Energy

Obama’s regulation on wind turbines will kill up to 4200 bald eagles per company.

Bald and golden eagles may be legally killed or injured in the thousands by high-speed turbines (reaching speeds up to 170 miles per hour), under new regulations released Wednesday by the Obama administration. The rules, which affect individual wind-energy companies that plan to operate the technology for up to 30 years, allows up to 4,200 […]

Monday December 26th, 2016 in , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Obama’s regulation on wind turbines will kill up to 4200 bald eagles per company.

Bats Take Dangerous Flight Into the Wind Farm

Wind turbines attract bats. They seem to appear particularly appealing to female noctule bats in early summer. In a pilot study, researchers of the German Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research in Berlin noticed this when they tracked the flight paths of noctule bats, Nyctalus noctula, using the latest GPS tracking devices. The bats […]

Tuesday August 23rd, 2016 in , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Bats Take Dangerous Flight Into the Wind Farm

14,000 Abandoned Wind Turbines Litter the USA

The towering symbols of a fading religion, over 14,000 wind turbines, abandoned, rusting, slowly decaying. When it is time to clean up after a failed idea, no green environmentalists are to be found. Wind was free, natural, harnessing Earth’s bounty for the benefit of all mankind, sounded like a good idea. Wind turbines, like solar […]

Tuesday March 8th, 2016 in , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on 14,000 Abandoned Wind Turbines Litter the USA

Birds and Turbines CAN Coexist

“We can’t endanger animals and their habitats in making renewable energy projects happen,” said Fedy, an assistant professor of environmental studies at the University of Waterloo. “Our work shows that it’s possible to guide development of sustainable energy projects, while having the least impact on wildlife populations.” Read More…

Wednesday December 16th, 2015 in , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Birds and Turbines CAN Coexist

A Much Welcomed Boost in Wind Wildlife Research Funds

The President’s Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request for the Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Program includes $12.4 million to “improve the understanding of risks to sensitive wildlife species and develop technologies that can mitigate those risks.” This is an important acknowledgement of the nexus between wildlife issues and wind energy development. Congress should support it and the Department of […]

Monday March 9th, 2015 in , , , , , | Comments Off on A Much Welcomed Boost in Wind Wildlife Research Funds

Tree-Shaped Wind Turbines Soon to Debut in Paris

An array of tree-shaped wind turbines is soon to make their debut in Paris, potentially revolutionizing this sector of renewable energy.   Developed by the French company NewWind, these “Wind Trees” are about the size and shape of real trees – standing at 11 meters (36 feet) tall and 8 meters (26 feet) in diameter […]

Monday January 5th, 2015 in , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Tree-Shaped Wind Turbines Soon to Debut in Paris

Resistance to Bird-Killing Turbines Grows

The natives are restless, and their ire is directed against an intruder armed with taxpayer subsidies and intent on destroying as much scenic beauty and wildlife as it can get away with. Across the country, giant wind farms, among the ghastliest monstrosities ever devised by man, are scarring the countryside in the name of providing […]

Thursday October 30th, 2014 in , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Resistance to Bird-Killing Turbines Grows

The Battle Over Wind Farms, Dead Eagles, and a Rule by the Government

Paul Domski is a falconer and a bird lover. And he really doesn’t like wind farms or the federal government’s recent decision to protect wind energy companies for up to 30 years for killing eagles. “If I was the country’s energy czar I’d get rid of (wind farms),” said Domski, who is also the Mountain […]