While wind energy enjoys a great deal of support from the Obama administration, it appears one group is not exactly flying high with enthusiasm – namely, the American Bird Conservancy. The reason why the nation’s largest bird conservation group is not flocking to the idea of creating more wind farms is because according to recent government statistics, some 440,000 birds are killed each year in collisions with spinning turbine blades. If the Obama administration continues in its push to have 20 percent of America’s electricity generated by wind, these bird fatality numbers will soar to more than one million bird deaths per year. This isn’t exactly good news for something billing itself as “green energy.”
March 21, 2011 by Craig Rucker,
Craig Rucker is the executive director and co-founder of CFACT.