Thursday, 16 December 2010

Californian wind turbines removal forced by bird deaths.

Spotted on Wind Power Monthly was this snippet about a wind turbine development in California that's been ordered to remove all it's wind turbines in the next 5 years.

The problem is located in the Altamont Pass. 2,400 turbines will be replaced with newer, less dangerous turbines over a 4 year period. Many of Altamont's wind turbines are over 25 years old.

A study found that between 1,766 and 4,271 birds were being killed each year including the protected Golden Eagle - read the full report here.

photo credit: nigel wedge

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