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Friday, March 15, 2013

Big Wind & Avian Mortality (Part II: Hiding the Problem)

Part I 
yesterday Jim Wiegand  examined the sober findings and admissions of a 2004 study by the California Energy Commission (CEC) bird carnage at the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area (APWRA).

by Jim Wiegand
March 15, 2013



“The cold reality is that honest, scientific, accurate mortality studies in the Altamont Pass area would result in death tolls that would shock Americans. They would also raise serious questions about wind turbines throughout the United States, especially in major bird habitats like Oregon’s Shepherds Flat wind facility and the whooping cranes’ migratory corridor from Alberta, Canada to Texas.”
 Developing Methods to Reduce Bird Mortality in the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area also looked at the placement of carcasses in relation to turbine types. It documented that the distances carcasses were found from turbine towers increased significantly as turbine megawatt ratings and blade lengths increased. Based on sample of about 800 carcasses, the report revealed that birds were found an average of 94 feet (28.5) meters from 100Kw turbines on towers 81 feet (24.6 meters) high.[Master Resource]

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