Fatal Attraction: Birds and Wind Turbines – KQED QUEST

May 10, 2011 by  
Filed under Wind and Solar

With California’s ambitious renewable energy goal, the state needs wind power. But California’s largest wind farm cluster at Altamont Pass unintentionally kills golden eagles, burrowing owls and other threatened birds. Now, wind companies, scientists and environmentalists are working to bird-proof these massive wind farms.

Industrial Wind Turbine Shadow Flicker in Wisconsin 2008

May 6, 2011 by  
Filed under Wind and Solar

In Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, in spite of what wind developers and wind lobbyists say, the 1000 foot setback is not a sufficient distance between homes and wind turbines that are 40 stories tall. There are indeed problems with noise and shadow flicker at this distance. Ask people in the town of Byron in Fond du Lac what they think of the 1000 foot setback.