quote: White-nose syndrome (WNS) and the increased development of wind-power facilities are threatening populations of insectivorous bats in North America. Bats are voracious predators of nocturnal insects, including many crop and forest pests. We present here analyses suggesting that loss of bats in North America could lead to agricultural losses estimated at more than $3.7 billion/year. Urgent efforts are needed to educate the public and policy-makers about the ecological and economic importance of insectivorous bats and to provide practical conservation solutions.
quote: move them off shore where the wind blows more consistently and they are not a threat to wildlife and farming.
quote: Sustained low frequency vibration (sound) in water has been shown to cause fish distress and robs them of one of their most important organs for detecting prey/predators, their lateral lines, by effectively leavening them in the cacophony.
quote: they are eye sores and space hogs.
quote: So... do you still think that producing nuclear power is "clean and cheap"?
quote: We will be remembered as the generation that exchanged 70 years of "clean and cheap" electricity for 25,000 years of nuclear waste (not taking into consideration health hazards and nuclear disasters).
quote: What about fossil fuels? Well... in my opinion we should stop using them as soon as possible, or at least find a substitute for plastics before we burn all the darn petroleum on Earth.
quote: So, again... is wind farm electricity such a bad idea?
quote: If it's the birds that you're worried about, ban domestic cats.
quote: If its the whole f*cking world you're worried about: going "cleaner" is the way to go.Say wind farm, solar… whatever, but what's certainly true is that we have to continue working on cleaner and more efficient energy sources and ways to store it.
quote: Unless the ITER program is successful... nuclear power is NOT the way to go.
quote: Two people that were working in the Fukushima plant have been fund dead because of radiation poisoning. Their bodies have been left there.
quote: They could be used to produce "dirty" bombs.
quote: This is also know as privatizing the earnings and socializing the losses, or the realistic way of saying it: rich people get the money, the rest of us pay for their wrongdoings.
quote: by Smartless on April 19, 2011 at 3:23 PMUh maybe they wanted to make a real Gozilla?
quote: 440,000 dead birds per year because of wind farms. 500,000,000 dead birds per year because of domestic cats.
quote: If its the whole f*cking world you're worried about: going "cleaner" is the way to go.Say wind farm, solar… whatever, but what's certainly true is that we have to continue working on cleaner and more efficient energy sources and ways to store it.Unless the ITER program is successful... nuclear power is NOT the way to go.
quote: The Bonneville Power Administration wants to shut down Northwest wind farms this spring when hydroelectric dams are generating plenty of electricity as a huge mountain snowpack melts. The Portland-based BPA may have to limit production from wind farms to free space in the regional power grid, The Seattle Times reported Wednesday
quote: For many wind-power producers, a big part of the payback is collecting tax credits. Those credits couldn't be collected during shutdowns.
quote: Generating capacity will be 845 megawatts, producing an estimated 2 billion kW·h each year
quote: Google Invests in World's Largest Wind Farm
quote: Ok, we get it it; those things are more efficient, but nothing was ever gained by NOT trying something else.
quote: Yep, insanity.
quote: I am ok with government financing the Research
quote: Many energy giants (my employer included) are increasingly transitioning to investments in the development of large scale solar and wind operations. Why?
quote: Do oil/gas/nuclear companies pay posters to come here and post?