New Study: Wind, Solar Energy Now Killing 48% Of Priority Bird Species With ‘Population-Level Effects’

This “new bird-killing study” is basically old news.

All the bird killing is the fault of Obama, who had a bug up his a.s about expensive wind turbines that produce variable, intermittent electricity at a very high price, that will saddle the US economy with high energy costs and make it EVEN less competitive with other countries, which will have the EU countries laugh all the way to the bank.

Study: Wind, Solar Energy Now Killing 48% Of Priority Bird Species With ‘Population-Level Effects’

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/04/24/new-study-wind-solar-energy-...


By Kenneth Richard

 

Of California’s 23 vulnerable bird species studied (barn owls, golden eagles, road runners, yellow-billed cuckoos…), scientists have found 11 are now experiencing at least a 20% decline in their population growth rates because wind turbines and solar panels are killing them and/or destroying their limited-range habitat.

 

California’s mild-winter Mediterranean climate is home to some of Earth’s rarest bird ecosystems.

 

But California is also where some of the most ardent supporters of “green” energy policies reside.

 

Disproportionately due to California’s activist-level insistence on converting their energy infrastructure from fossil-fuel-based to renewables-based, the US as a whole has facilitated a 300% to 9,400% increase in wind and solar energy generation, respectively, from 2009 to 2019.

 

Nation-wide, the solar power industry alone is poised to detonate from a 0.4 GW energy capacity in 2009 to 75 GW by 2025.

 

Too few proponents of explosive wind and solar energy expansion are focused on the effect this unprecedented change has had on local ecosystems – especially vulnerable wildlife populations.

 

To have a “population-level effect” on a vulnerable bird species, the authors of a new study have clarified that fatalities generated by wind and solar energy in California must induce a “greater than or equal to 20% decline in the population growth rates” for the 23 prioritized bird species they analyzed.

 

 

A deeply concerning 48% (11) of these species are already experiencing population-level effects on their growth rates due to wind turbine and solar panel killings.

 

Image Source: Conkling et al., 2022

 

To put this into perspective, marine biologists report that to date (2017) there have been no unambiguous demonstrations of any population-level effects that “anthropogenic ocean acidification” has had on the population abundance or distribution of any laboratory-studied marine species.

 

Image Source: McElhany et al., 2017

 

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Comment by Thinklike A. Mountain on April 28, 2022 at 12:49pm

Researchers Reveal Bird Population Declines in California Due to Green Energy Resources
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/04/researchers-reveal-bird-po...

Comment by Stephen Littlefield on April 24, 2022 at 8:00pm

And don't forget the Audubon Society is a huge wind supporter! So if you've supported them you better think about what they are doing to the very species they supposedly support!!

Comment by Penny Gray on April 24, 2022 at 7:25pm

Another Silent Spring could be in our future. Do we care enough about our feathered friends in this day and age to stand up for them? A golden eagle was spotted on a game cam this spring in Byron area.  This was huge, but so little was made of it.  Most humans have become so disconnected with the natural world, they feel nothing at the loss.

Comment by Donna Amrita Davidge on April 24, 2022 at 3:55pm
New study is old news to us greed energy opposers.. but no one wanted to believe us.
Comment by Lynn Oleum on April 24, 2022 at 3:25pm

After FDR had turned a bad month on Wall Street into the greatest financial and economic disaster in human history, Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau came to him and said “We spent all this money and it didn’t work.” That's what solar and wind are doing now.

 

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Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT

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(excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010 https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/From Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?" https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-swept-task-force-set-the-rules/From Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

Hannah Pingree - Director of Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future

"Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine."

https://pinetreewatch.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/

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