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Energy Generation and Birds

wind-turbine-and-birds-changhua-coast-cons-act[birdnote.org]

Professional environmental justice warriors like to accuse wind turbines of being bird meat choppers. Yesterday night on German television our favorite Krimi (detective) Tatort, showing a battle between a wind turbine manufacturer and bird protectors. Der Spiegel evaluates the program and refers to a Danish study with the following result:

Number of birds killed per GWh generated electric energy:

Wind – 0.27
Fossil – 5.18

Case closed.

P.S. why is it so difficult to mount a few low energy led lights in/on the rotor blades, so the birds are warned, especially in offshore operation?

[greenwichwindpark.com] – The avian benefits of wind energy: A 2009 update
[spiegel.de] – “Tatort”-Faktencheck: Kungeln Naturschützer wirklich mit der Industrie?

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