SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY The down side to wind power. Wind farms will cause more environmental impact than previously thought. October 4, 2018 | Leah Burrows | The Harvard Gazette When it comes to energy production, there’s no such thing as a free lunch, unfortunately. As the world begins its large-scale transition toward low-carbon energy sources, it … Continue reading Large-scale wind power has its down side – Harvard Gazette
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.
It’s a good thing environmentalists have double standards – or they wouldn’t have any standards at all.
Empire State legislators worry that anything above the current 0.0001% methane in Earth’s atmosphere will cause catastrophic climate change, and that pipelines will disturb wildlife habitats. So they oppose fracking for natural gas in New York and pipelines that would import the clean fuel from Pennsylvania.
But then they bribe or force rural and vacation area communities to accept dozens of towering wind turbines that impact thousands of acres, destroy scenic views, kill thousands of birds and bats annually, and affect the sleep and health of local residents – to generate pricey intermittent electricity that is sent on high voltage transmission lines to Albany, Manhattan and other distant cities.
Meanwhile, developers are building a 600-mile pipeline to bring natural gas from West Virginia to North Carolina, to power generating plants that provide…
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Industrial Wind Energy: Incompatible With Hunting February 20, 2018 | John Droz, jr. | WiseEnergy.org Go to the PDF for links to referenced information! This insightful citizen says that legislators are being fooled by easy money promises: “There is not enough critical thinking skills or common sense being used when big money energy companies enter rural … Continue reading Industrial Wind Energy: Incompatible With Hunting
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?