Adverse environmental effects from industrial wind turbines Industrial wind turbines do not have a benign environmental foot print as has been claimed. Biologists are observing habitat fragmentation and habitat loss, wildlife disturbance and life history disruption when turbines are placed in natural habitats. (1) Bird and bat abundance declines at wind turbine sites and this … Continue reading Adverse environmental effects from industrial wind turbines.
November 23, 2013 | Eyder Peralta | The Two-Way, NPR In a settlement reached with the Department of Justice, Duke Energy Renewables pleaded guilty in the deaths of 14 golden eagles and 149 other migratory birds at two of its wind energy facilities in Wyoming. "We deeply regret the impacts to golden eagles at two of our … Continue reading Duke Energy Pleads Guilty Over Eagle Deaths At Wind Farms (2013)
California’s Altamont Pass wind farms are famous for killing hundreds of raptors each year, including an estimated 35 golden eagles.
If solar and wind farms are needed to protect the natural environment, why do they so often destroy it? May 17, 2018| Michael Shellenberger | #ChangeTheWorld Consider that: New offshore wind turbines in Germany could "lead to the extinction of individual species” including the rare, intelligent, and highly-threatened harbor porpoise, according to Friends of the Earth-Germany (BUND). Migratory bat … Continue reading If Renewables Are So Great for the Environment, Why Do They Keep Destroying It?