BigCityLib Strikes Back: Birds And Turbines, Part Bazillion

A new study, “Canadian Estimate of Bird Mortality Due to Collisions and Direct Habitat Loss Associated with Wind Turbine Developments” came out earlier this month.  Its conclusion should be entirely unsurprising: on  average a Canadian turbine will kill about 8.2 birds per year, or about 23,200 in total. That’s a largish sounding number, but its trivial ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: More On Birds, Turtles, And Wind Farms

From Today’s London Free Press: As Conservative Senator Bob Runciman pointed out in a news release, that approval [for a complex at Ostrander Point], like so many others, was granted against local wishes. The project also “threatens migratory birds and bats and it makes no sense from an energy standpoint,” the senator said. Runciman points ...