Where birds and wind turbines meet

Parsons, Bronwen
March 2006
Canadian Consulting Engineer;Mar/Apr2006, Vol. 47 Issue 2, p4
Trade Publication
The article comments on the promotion of wind turbines as a renewable source of energy and at the same time a remedy for the increasing mortality of birds in the U.S. due to hitting walls and buildings. However, detractors of such projects said that installing wind turbines will cause scenic obstructions and kill birds. But the author countered that besides a significant savings in the energy cost, statistics has also showed that wind turbines caused only 1 out of a thousand bird deaths.


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