NewEnergyNews: GETTING BIRDS OUT OF THE WIND

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    Thursday, September 03, 2015

    GETTING BIRDS OUT OF THE WIND

    The surprising way that birds and wind turbines can coexist

    Joby Warrick, August 31, 2015 (Washington Post)

    "…[There is new hope for reducing the number of bird deaths from wind turbines in Landscapes for Energy and Wildlife: Conservation Prioritization for Golden Eagles across Large Spatial Scales which finds] avian mortality can be sharply reduced through better decisions about where future wind farms are built…[P]eaceful co-existence between large raptors and rotors across Wyoming, a state with large numbers of eagles and a vast potential for wind-generated electricity…[can come from comparing] data for hundreds of known eagle nesting sites and…Wyoming’s most promising regions for wind farms…[to identify “sweet spots” far] removed from nesting grounds but directly in the path of prevailing winds…Most modern turbines are mounted on tall towers where birds are less likely to encounter them. Still, it is important for planners of future wind farms to carefully consider nesting locations…” click here for more

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