If you think westerns were fun as a kid, think again today.
Western technology has towered over all other sources since the 17th century. Now we are about to build bigger wind towers.
Look at the image above from K2 Management. The nextGen of these Franken Towers will reach nearly the height of the Eiffel Tower. This, to capture 34% more wind from the avian flyways.
Avian flyways. This is where birds commute. This is where migration and sky searches and food gathering expeditions begin and end.
This will be the end of many species of birds. Already millions die each year in these macerators. Already nests are left empty by the deaths of hunting parents. The nextGen of our avian friends is dying with each sweep of these tall blades.
At 160+ mph, no bird can fly between these blades and survive. At their height of 180 meters, more birds will be caught in the sweep as they seek sustenance, as they search for food for their nestlings.
Do these turbine masters of the universe offer compensation for avian death?
Do these turbine masters offer mitigation strategies to reduce these deaths?
Do these turbine masters offer adjustments to siting strategies that would have lower avian mortality?
Do these turbine masters suggest alternative designs that would be more energy efficient, less harmful to the environment, less costly for the poorest?
The turbine masters seek greater profits, greater tax advantage, and greater towers.
How do you feel?The wind turbine masters seek greater profits, greater tax advantage, and greater towers. Is this fair to birds? Click To Tweet Do wind turbine masters of the universe offer compensation for avian deaths? Millions of deaths? Click To Tweet Do turbine masters suggest alternative designs that would be more energy efficient, less harmful to the environment? Click To Tweet
Broken Wing: Birds, Blades and Broken Promises, an incredible account of the broken promises of the wind industry, is available now as a Kindle ebook on Amazon.
Watch this erection of an Enercon E-126 wind turbine, with a hub height of 443 feet (135 meters), a rotor diameter of 412 feet (126 meters), and a total height of 650 feet (198 meters). The total weight of the foundation, tower, rotor, and generator is over 6,000 tons! That’s 12 million pounds!
Note: This is still one of the short models. The new models will have a hub height of 170 meters, almost 100 feet higher!The total weight of the wind turbine foundation, tower, rotor, and generator is over 6,000 tons! Click To Tweet