Posts tagged: Wind Turbines

Wind Turbines Could lead to the Hoary Bat Extinction.

According to a University of California study that warns that hoary bats could go extinct. They found that the endangered hoary bat populations could decline by 90 percent in the next 50 years as more wind turbines are built. They found that the endangered hoary bat populations could decline by 90 percent in the next […]

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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 […]

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How China Can Ramp Up Wind Power

China has an opportunity to massively increase its use of wind power — if it properly integrates wind into its existing power system, according to a newly published MIT study. The study forecasts that wind power could provide 26 percent of China’s projected electricity demand by 2030, up from 3 percent in 2015. Such a […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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

Wind Industry Plans Serious Changes to Protect Bats

Migratory bats, for some reason, have a lethal attraction to wind turbines. Now, they may get help via “feathering.” New industry guidelines, to be announced Thursday, aim to save tens of thousands of bats each year by idling turbines at low wind speeds during peak bat migration season. They could reduce by a third the […]

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