Renewable energy development is a critically important part of the fight against climate change. Unfortunately, we also know that wind energy development has a substantial negative impact on birds. But just how many birds are killed by wind turbines? A Google search can turn up a wide array of answers to this question, with a […]
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7 Reasons Why Wind Power Is The Future
2016 saw for the first time wind power create more electricity than coal. The Uk is currently the best place in europe to house wind farms. As the success of wind turbines grows so does their production, size and location. But why are wind turbines so good? Here’s 6 reasons why wind power is the […]
Renewable Energy and its Positive Impact on Wildlife
The benefits of green and renewable energy are all too clear to see. The vast amounts of money we could all save would possibly lead to much better lifestyles while the positive impact on our environment would help reduce the effects of global warming, therefore preserving our precious planet and its vital resources. These positive […]
New Research Finds Wind Farms Good for Wildlife
Offshore wind farms are good for wildlife and the environment say researchers from a Dutch study which finds that birds often avoid offshore wind turbines and marine life find new shelter and new habitats. The study found that the offshore wind farms have “hardly any negative effects” on surrounding wildlife and in fact it […]
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 […]
Migrating birds halt expansion of London Array
Expansion plans at one of the world’s largest offshore windfarms have come to a sudden halt, with the owners blaming concerns about migrating birds for the interruption. The London Array will not proceed to its planned second stage, meaning it will be about a third smaller than originally proposed. The windfarm’s power output will be […]
Wind Turbines and Birds: Incompatible?
One reason alternative energy as a home power source (and beyond) is so popular is that it’s supposed to be better for the environment. It’s nonpolluting, doesn’t involve harmful extraction and refining techniques, and it’s highly scalable. But what if it had unintended consequences? That’s long been a concern with wind energy, an energy source […]
US windfarms avoiding prosecution for eagle deaths
More than 83,000 hunting birds are killed by windfarms each year but no wind energy company has been fined. The Obama administration has never fined or prosecuted a windfarm for killing eagles and other protected bird species, shielding the industry from liability and helping keep the scope of the deaths secret, an Associated Press investigation […]