Are Wind farms (turbines) as enviromentally friendly as we are led to believe?

Asked by: NelsonKnows
  • Wind Turbines have many advantages.

    Wind energy is beneficial for the environment. If wind energy was used, fossil fuel energy would not have to be used as much, providing a better environment for the country or even the world. This would help stop pollution. In addition, oil, which is usually used to make fossil fuel energy, could be used to make other things such as plastic or stationary equipment. To add to this, the cost used to make wind energy. Wind turbines are about the same cost to make as how much it costs to burn coal to make fossil fuel energy, however, think about it in the long run. Wind comes naturally, the source of it is free. Unlike coal or oil, wind doesn't have to be mined away for it to be used to make electricity. In the short run, it's exactly the same cost. Over time, however, wind turbines are much more cost effective.

  • Wind turbines are killing 1 Golden Eagle every 3 days in California

    We are told relentlessly how environmentally friendly "Green technology" is. Yet we NEVER, or rarely, hear about the damage and death they are responsible for. The studies are there to prove this point convincingly, but Im sure there will be those that refute this clearly and readily obtainable information. The facts are self evident, and I conclude that they are not friendly to the environment.

    Here's a small excerpt:
    In 2012, breaking the European omerta on wind farm mortality, the Spanish Ornithological Society (SEO/Birdlife) reviewed actual carcass counts from 136 monitoring studies. They concluded that Spain’s 18,000 wind turbines are killing 6-18 million birds and bats yearly
    Extrapolating that and similar (little publicized) German and Swedish studies, 39,000 U.S. wind turbines would not be killing “only” 440,000 birds (USFWS, 2009) or “just” 573,000 birds and 888,000 bats (Smallwood, 2013) (4), but 13-39 million birds and bats every year!

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