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Deadly Blades; Death Toll Mounts as Wind Farms Massacre Birds of Prey


Animals  (tags: wind farms, killing machines, birds of prey, endangered birds, maimed, killed )

Simone
- 1929 days ago - examiner.com
The first thing I'd like you to do is to view the slideshow. Look at the pictures. Really look at them. This is the ugly, dirty secret of the powerful prop-turbine wind industry. It's the sorry story that you won't see on the 'feel-good' TV commercial



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IE Ries (237)
Monday August 10, 2009, 7:24 am

The National Audubon Society and other similar organizations has been warning about this issue since the turbine industry got a foot-hold. While we're told this is a 'green technology,' this technology does not meet green standards because of the massive wildlife kills caused.

DO NOT BE FOOLED BY CLAIMS STATING OTHERWISE!

Thousands of birds, bats and insects are killed each day by massive wind turbines because humans believe they can use technology to get what they want and clean up their messes. The problem is that it cannot, for too reasons: we refuse to address our own massive overpopulation of this planet, and no one is willing to change their habits, only the way in which their habits are met (by using the wind instead of oil, for example).

But "using the wind" still has dire consequences, and when the skies are emptied for birds, I wonder how many people will even notice, let alone care. They still use exorbitant amounts of electricity but since it's "wind energy," it's 'green,' they tell themselves, so it's OK. It's not OK at all and humans had better curb their own populations, the demands of those populations and how we conceptualize our place in the universe IMMEDIATELY!
 

IE Ries (237)
Monday August 10, 2009, 7:27 am

The National Audubon Society and other similar organizations has been warning about this issue since the turbine industry got a foot-hold. While we're told this is a 'green technology,' this technology does not meet green standards because of the massive wildlife kills caused.

DO NOT BE FOOLED BY CLAIMS STATING OTHERWISE!

Thousands of birds, bats and insects are killed each day by massive wind turbines because humans believe they can use technology to get what they want and clean up their messes. The problem is that it cannot, for too reasons: we refuse to address our own massive overpopulation of this planet, and no one is willing to change their habits, only the way in which their habits are met (by using the wind instead of oil, for example).

But "using the wind" still has dire consequences, and when the skies are emptied for birds, I wonder how many people will even notice, let alone care. They still use exorbitant amounts of electricity but since it's "wind energy," it's 'green,' they tell themselves, so it's OK. It's not OK at all and humans had better curb their own populations, the demands of those populations and how we conceptualize our place in the universe IMMEDIATELY!
 

IE Ries (237)
Monday August 10, 2009, 7:30 am

The National Audubon Society and other similar organizations has been warning about this issue since the turbine industry got a foot-hold. While we're told this is a 'green technology,' this technology does not meet green standards because of the massive wildlife kills caused.

DO NOT BE FOOLED BY CLAIMS STATING OTHERWISE!

Thousands of birds, bats and insects are killed each day by massive wind turbines because humans believe they can use technology to get what they want and clean up their messes. The problem is that it cannot, for too reasons: we refuse to address our own massive overpopulation of this planet, and no one is willing to change their habits, only the way in which their habits are met (by using the wind instead of oil, for example).

But "using the wind" still has dire consequences, and when the skies are emptied for birds, I wonder how many people will even notice, let alone care. They still use exorbitant amounts of electricity but since it's "wind energy," it's 'green,' they tell themselves, so it's OK. It's not OK at all and humans had better curb their own populations, the demands of those populations and how we conceptualize our place in the universe IMMEDIATELY!
 

IE Ries (237)
Monday August 10, 2009, 7:30 am

Oh no...it glitched!! Sorry for the duplicates, that wasn't intended!
 

carol m. (55)
Tuesday August 11, 2009, 7:42 am
So bad.Never realised this happened
 

Bette M. (91)
Tuesday August 11, 2009, 8:12 am
When the idea of these things first
came out the first thing I thought of
what about the birds??? And, I may
have written my thoughts somewhere
on Care2 about this.

What is wrong with trees.......Trees
so much more for the environment
than these damned no good man made
contraptions!!!!!!

Again,,,,,,What is wrong with trees??.....Plant trees for life...............
 

IE Ries (237)
Wednesday August 12, 2009, 7:33 pm
B - Yes, I remember we talked about this. It was a bad idea then and it's a worse one now. Humans cannot use our "tools" to "fix" our messes, we don't have the psychological sophistication and maturity to know the difference.
 

Alice C. (1797)
Tuesday June 4, 2013, 11:20 am

Solar Wind Energy Tower Receives Patent For Atmospheric Energy Extraction Device
by Staff Writers
Annapolis MD (SPX) May 28, 2013



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Solar Wind Energy Tower has been awarded an allowance of Patent Application Number 13/098,476, titled "Atmospheric Energy Extraction Devices and Methods", by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

The patent covers a structure for producing electricity, specifically a tower capable of adding moisture at the top of the structure to hot-dry air so as to generate a downdraft of wind within the interior of the Tower, vanes coupled to the exterior of the Tower that at least partially define a plurality of elongated pockets at the exterior of the Tower, flaps located within the pockets configured to redirect incident wind downwards, and at least a first wind tunnel configured to receive the redirected wind so as to convert such wind to electricity.

Ronald W. Pickett, President, Chief Executive Officer of SWET, stated, "We are pleased to have received notice that our patent application for the Tower structure design has been allowed, and that a patent will be issued shortly.

The patent application incorporates the entire core Tower structure, including the injection of moisture as a catalyst to generate the downdraft wind, and the additional exterior dual wind capture vanes.

In the future, as we expand our geographic footprint, the dual wind technology will provide us with the ability to construct our power plant in locations with potentially more variable weather conditions, since we can now incorporate the power created by the ambient wind captured along the outer surface of the Tower structure with the power generated internally.

This external wind capture boosts the overall power output. This patent allowance, along with our previously issued patent titled 'Efficient Energy Conversion Devices and Methods', encompasses our overall basic system architecture.

"We intend to continue to protect our technology as we develop enhancements to it. Our business plan has always been to efficiently extract the maximum energy generated by the captured wind, with the least loss of power while compensating for the normal differentials in atmospheric conditions."
 
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