Anthony Watts / March 2, 2015
“It’s no secret that solar power is hot right now, with innovators and big name companies alike putting a great deal of time, money, and effort into improving these amazing sources of renewable energy. Still, the last thing you’d likely expect is for a new experimental array to literally light nearly 130 birds in mid-flight on fire.
And yet, that’s exactly what happened near Tonopah, Nevada last month during tests of the 110-megawatt Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project.”
“According to Rudy Evenson, Deputy Chief of Communications for Nevada Bureau of… Read more
by Chris Clarke | ReWire | November 26, 2013 | www.kcet.org
The discovery last week of a dead hawk in the hills between the Ocotillo Express Wind Facility and the Sunrise Powerlink has residents of the nearby town of Ocotillo concerned about how their local raptors are faring with more than 100 new wind turbines in their town.
The dead bird, which ReWire’s sources have preliminarily identified as a ferruginous hawk, was found by an Ocotillo resident over the weekend in a small wash off Shell Canyon Road north of the Imperial County hamlet, less than half a… Read more
“WHOSE MONEY IS BEING SPENT ON A PROJECT THAT HAS NOT EVEN BEEN APPROVED, AND WHY IS DRILLING OF THE LAKE BOTTOM BEING PERMITTED AT THIS STAGE?” —Suzanne Albright, Great Lakes Wind Truth
Great Lakes Wind Truth (GLWT) executive member Al Isselhard suggests, based on experience fighting… Read more
7 January, 2013
Recent issuing of “Overall Benefit Permits” by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources allowing renewable energy companies to damage and destroy habitat of endangered species raises concerns that the MNR is not fulfilling its obligations under the Endangered Species Act (2007).
April 17, 2012
The hypocrisy of the Green movement is legend, the turning of a blind eye to an inconvenient truth, a way of life for the ecomentalist who will stop at nothing, and sacrifice anybody, or animal to achieve the Green dream.
One of their most loathsome forms of hypocrisy is the death of protected bird species, which they are supposed to care for, by wind turbines which is what they really care about.
The US government is issuing licences to kill for Green energy companies, while prosecuting anyone else that kills a protected bird.
…. from the diary of a Tibbetts Point resident, Wolfe Island, Ontario (Canada)
On Friday morning, September 30th, it was surprising to witness the destruction of a flight of Canada geese by one of the Wolfe Island turbines.
I watched geese lift off and form up along the shore of Wolfe Island. At about a hundred feet of altitude they wheeled into the wind, heading in a west/southwesterly direction. As their climb into a headwind slowly took them over Wolfe, the wind speed gauge at our house continued to read a strong and steady 22-25 mph.… Read more
Wildlife Conservation Examiner
The following information is provided by raptor expert and wind-farm watchdog Jim Wiegand, presented verbatim:
Breaking News- The Central Flyway Whooping Crane Population is in big trouble
Texas, Iowa, Oklahoma
Note from Jim Wiegand – I sent this to the LA times Yesterday. With in 1/2hour I was on the phone with a very interested reporter. He was interested because it truly is a big story. I was in the middle of talking with him when the Editor urgently interrupted our phone call. He said he had to talk with him and we would… Read more