Posted by SolarFlare on January 1, 2006, 6:10 pm
What bird kills? That's an old wive's tale.
very pretty on your
with aluminum foil
fish and chickens.
energy generation is
disagree with you.
the future. There
are in east
rough on birds.
environmental groups has
with million doller
winds make wind
large group of very
view", it can
factory. It requires a
is a single home
of some kind.
somehow the power
is no "free
back yard" syndrome.
with a generating
Posted by Nelson Gietz on January 1, 2006, 7:36 pm
Apparently Altamont Pass is a "worst case scenario" and quite unique for
its bird kills.
But generally, picture in your mind an entire flock of birds that happens to
fly through the swept
area of a wind turbine; a blade comes by once every what... every second?
How many birds
if any is it likely to hit? The birds certainly don't line up, and anyone
who suggests the turbines
take out a flock of birds, or even a large percentage.
Some birds will die, but look at this to put in in perspective:
Posted by Dan Bloomquist on January 1, 2006, 8:20 pm
Nelson Gietz wrote:
This has come up often enough on sci.energy that it may become folklore
worthy of snopes.com.
"We need an energy policy that encourages consumption"
George W. Bush.
"Conservation may be a sign of personal virtue, but it is not a
sufficient basis for a sound, comprehensive energy policy."
Vice President Dick Cheney
Posted by dold on January 1, 2006, 9:45 pm
Altamont is near me, so it biases my frame of reference. I know that a
substantial portion of the "farm" is being shutdown to mitigate the bird
Are you saying that the bird kill story is true for Altamont, but not for
other areas, or that the problem is slight in Altamont?
Clarence A Dold - Hidden Valley (Lake County) CA USA 38.8,-122.5
Posted by SolarFlare on January 1, 2006, 10:18 pm
Read the cite text.
If they shut the windmills off the birds run into them
and quite unique for
mind an entire flock of
reference. I know that a
to mitigate the bird
Altamont, but not for