More stress for birds means higher chances of West Nile virus September 6, 2016| Dana Kobilinsky | THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY Researchers examined the extent to which mosquitoes with West Nile virus bit zebra finches with elevated levels of stress. Birds that have more of the stress hormone corticosterone are more likely to be bitten by mosquitoes … Continue reading Wind Turbine stress on birds could increases chances of West Nile virus.
This project not ONLY will be to alter the environment where they construct the turbines, there is no adequate road to the site and no existing electricity infrastructure. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center document: "Most of these facilities tie into existing electricity transmission infrastructure and require service roads and … Continue reading Habitat Changes, In Turn,Influence The Health Of Wildlife Populations
Why wind turbine fires happen and what can be done to reduce the risk. November, 21 2015 | Robin Whitlock | Interesting Engineering According to an article published by Fire Safety Science, the peer-reviewed publication of the International Association of Fire Safety Science, one of the major challenges faced by the global wind energy industry is the tendency … Continue reading Windmill Aflame: Why Wind Turbine Fires Happen, How Often and What Can Be Done About it
Found this presentation. It is geared primarily towards AG and farms. "If goal is for growth of tourism, wind may not be right, " But there is information on surveys done in other Michigan communities. I was not able to determine the survey data numbers are a valid cross section and some of the questions … Continue reading Does Wind Energy fit with area’s long-term plan?
Each State is different in which level of government has a say and how or what local governments can collect for wind turbines. Posting this as examples of RES contracts, knowing that the taxes and financial agreements can be vastly different. Update: This project has been canceled. Proposed Cass Co. wind project contracts released. Cass … Continue reading RES – wind project contracts released, for Cass County project.
Apr 25, 2018 | Michael Shellenberger | forbes.com In my last column I discussed an apparent paradox: why, if solar panels and wind turbines are so cheap, do they appear to be making electricity so expensive?< One big reason seems to be their inherently unreliable nature, which requires expensive additions to the electrical grid in the form of … Continue reading Solar And Wind Really Do Increase Electricity Prices
From the University of Michigan Windfarms have no monetary effect on the local school district general fund. - Michigan schools receive a per-pupil foundation allowance. (For most of the schools we interviewed, the current allowance is $7,511). - The allowance is first comprised of funds from local property taxes and then supplemented with state funds. … Continue reading Windfarms have no monetary effect on the local school district general fund.
Study Shows that Wind-Energy should not be placed within 10 miles of the Great Lakes. Bats Also at Risk, New Radar Study Says. (Washington, D.C., Aug. 5, 2016) A radar study released last month by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) provides stark evidence that wind turbines on the Great Lakes pose an unacceptably high risk to … Continue reading Wind Turbines On The Great Lakes Threaten Migratory Birds
May 20, 2016 | Andy Balaskovitz | energynews.us A subsidiary of global clean energy developer Renewable Energy Systems is considering property in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula for what would be the area’s largest wind energy project. Documents obtained by Midwest Energy News through a Freedom of Information Act request with the Federal Aviation Administration show Colorado-based RES Americas has applied for … Continue reading Developer revealed for proposed Upper Peninsula wind project
Across the big lake on landscapes similar to the Huron Mountains: The Ontario government boasts that the Algoma Region offers a "backdrop of breathtaking landscapes." That was before the wind power projects were built. Here, a photo from Bow Lake in the Algoma, this summer. Breathtaking alright. (Photo courtesy Gord Benner)