Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The Dark Side of Wind power

LIVERMORE -- They're touted as the future of energy production -- clean, efficient and renewable. But there's a dark side to wind turbines for local wildlife -- towers and spinning blades kill thousands of birds and bats on the Altamont Pass east of Livermore each year.
While the hazards there aren't unique, recent studies suggest up to twice as many birds are killed every year at the Altamont Wind Resource Area (AWRA) than previously indicated by official estimates. Continue...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Easy solution to this bird issue. Like marion Trieste pointed out repeatedely,feral and house cats kill millions of birds annually.

Reduce the number of cats-leaves lots of room for wind turbines for bird killing.