WE SIMPLY CANNOT TURN A BLIND EYE TO THE HUGE NUMBER OF BIRD AND BAT KILLS GOING ON WITH WIND TURBINES. THE BATS ARE NATURAL POLLINATORS AND THE BIRDS PLAY AN ESSENTIAL ROLE IN OUR BIODIVERSITY AND ECO SYSTEMS. WITH MEGA WIND FARMS ON THE RISE, WE MUST FIND A WAY TO AVOID THE DESTRUCTION OF OUR BIRDS AND BATS. WE CANNOT TURN A BLIND EYE, EVEN IF IT IS IN THE NAME OF “CLEAN ENERGY”.
Billions of birds migrate annually, taking advantage of the same wind currents that are most beneficial for producing wind energy,
pdjmoo DO WIND TURBINES KILL WILDLIFE? | As many as 440,000 birds are killed by existing wind turbines just in the US every year…Meanwhile we need to know more about migration patterns and exactly why bats and birds are attracted to spinning blades. Nor should any wind turbine be given the go ahead without a conservation plan http://ow.ly/t5oa
pdjmoo Save Birds by Promoting Wind Energy – Scitizen http://ow.ly/t5sb In terms of birds killed per electricity produced, nuclear power is slightly worse but comparable to wind energy, but fossil-fueled facilities are about 17 times more dangerous to birds on a per kWh basis. In absolute terms, since wind turbines produced a relatively small amount of national electricity in the United States in 2006, they may have killed about 7,000 but fossil fueled stations killed 14.5 million and nuclear power plants 327,000.