Nov 092017
POLL: Should the design and positioning of windfarms be better researched?

A new study has revealed which bird and bat species are most at risk of collision with wind turbines, with birds of prey and migratory birds coming top of the list. This research is the first to take a global view of the problem, and pinpoints some possible solutions to allow birds, bats and wind […]

Dec 132015
POLL: Should wind energy companies face legal action for killing birds?

How do wind energy companies kill protected bald eagles and golden eagles via turbine strikes every year without facing legal repercussions? They have renewable permits issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) that exempt them from laws making it illegal to kill the birds. However, the U.S. District Court of Northern California has […]

Sep 162014
Federally Protected Birds at Risk from Expansion of Wind Development Near Lake Michigan

(Washington, D.C., September 3, 2014) Two bird species federally listed as endangered, the Piping Plover and Kirtland’s Warbler, as well as many other federally protected birds are at risk from the proposed expansion of Heritage Sustainable Energy’s (HSE) Garden Peninsula Wind Energy Project near Lake Michigan, according to American Bird Conservancy (ABC). The warning from […]

Dec 152013
Wind Turbines Still Killing Hundreds of Thousands of Birds

A new study shows that in spite of updated designs, U.S. wind turbines are killing hundreds of thousands of birds annually—a number that may balloon to about 1.4 million per year by 2030, when the ongoing industry expansion being encouraged by the federal government is expected to be fully implemented. The findings were issued in […]

Dec 122013
POLL: Should the regulations on the killing of Bald Eagles be loosened?

American Bird Conservancy (ABC) is reviewing the revised eagle rule announced today by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), asserting that the plan may mark a setback in protecting Bald and Golden eagles, two species that have inspired Americans for centuries. “I can’t imagine many things more important than protecting a bird so widely […]

Nov 052012
Managing Effects of Wind Power on Birds and Bats

Wind energy can make a valuable contribution to tackling climate change and lasting sustainable development. Already 19% of global electrical supply is provided by renewables and wind contributes 2.5% of global electrical supply and is expected to grow substantially in the future. The Global Wind Energy Council suggests that by 2020 wind energy could contribute […]

Oct 302012
Thousand-Turbine Wyoming Wind Development on Track to become Country’s Biggest Eagle Killer Says Bird Group

(Washington, D.C., October 10, 2012) U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced on October 9, 2012, that his department has approved the proposed Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project site as suitable for wind energy development. The project will consist of two sites encompassing up to 1,000 wind turbines on almost 220,000 acres […]