Posts tagged: United States

Wind Power Fiercer than Expected

University of Delaware researchers report in a new study that offshore wind may be more powerful, yet more turbulent than expected in the North Eastern United States. The findings, published in a paper in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, could have important implications for the future development of offshore wind farms in the U.S., including the […]

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Where are Golden Eagles the most Abundant?

Golden eagles may be more abundant in elevated, undeveloped landscapes with high wind speeds, according to a study published August 24, 2016 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Ryan Nielson from Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc., USA, and colleagues. Better understanding of golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) abundance and distribution across the developing western United States is needed […]

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Nine Surprising Migratory Bird Facts

Birds manage to make such mammoth journeys despite various threats, including those posed by humans. In the Mediterranean region alone, millions of migratory birds are hunted and captured each year with guns, nets or twigs covered in adhesive bird lime. At least two million are said to be caught in Cyprus each year but Egypt […]

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Feds Underestimate Number of Bird Deaths

A new study found that the federal government underestimated the number of birds that die colliding with wind turbines across the country. In fact, bird deaths were found to be 30 percent higher than previous estimates given by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2009. “I estimated 888,000 bat and 573,000 bird fatalities/year (including […]

What AWEA Doesn’t Want You To Know About Wind Power

In 2011, wind energy generated 2.9 percent of our electricity. And, yes, its level of generation has more than doubled since President Obama has taken office. While there is no doubt that his policies have benefited the wind industry, the major policy influencing wind power growth has been renewable electricity standards that 30 states and […]

Friday November 9th, 2012 in , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on What AWEA Doesn’t Want You To Know About Wind Power