On Earth Day eco-activist groups preached the gospel of wind & solar power and the importance of biodiversity. What those trying to “save the planet” fail to understand (or more likely ignore) is that these two priorities are in direct conflict. Wind & solar require far more land than nuclear, natural gas and coal power. They are also far more destructive to regions of high biodiversity as well as large birds, bats and endangered species.
Let’s consider the significant environmental consequences of attempting to provide electricity through low density, unreliable sunshine and breezes.