Birdlife at wind farm risk.355792012-07-21T11:38:54Z2012-07-21T11:38:54Z"I'm all for renewable energy. What I am against is the threat to birdlife that will be present by the introduction of turbine blades in what is their migratory route.
"How can Acciona say it has all the information possible when flora and fauna studies were done over a few short days, in drought.
Waubra turbines killing birds.352542012-06-19T12:45:31Z2012-06-19T12:45:31ZUp to 192 birds are killed by wind turbines at the Waubra Wind Farm each year, according to new figures.
The numbers were collected by multinational energy firm Acciona, which runs the farm, between 2009 and 2011.
Where eagles dare not fly: Waterloo looms as wind farms power town revolt .348062012-04-21T12:00:55Z2012-04-21T12:00:55ZWhen Adelaide University masters student Frank Wang surveyed residents within a 5km radius of the Waterloo wind turbines he found 70 per cent of respondents claimed they had been negatively affected by the wind development and the noise, with more than 50 per cent having been very or moderately negatively affected.Superb parrot or wind farms: which species is most at risk?.329282011-09-07T13:46:30Z2011-09-07T13:46:30Z"We don't know exactly, but where the proposed wind farms will be is in superb parrot habitat, which is extremely vulnerable," he said.
"The disturbance factor because of the turbines and the noise we don't know, but I don't think we can afford to take the risk."Wind farms could kill off green superb parrot .325742011-07-26T03:59:59Z2011-07-26T03:59:59ZThey are the treasured town emblem which locals fear could be obliterated by the turbines of a wind farm.
The people of Boorowa are afraid the bright green superb parrot - and seven other species of plants and animals, will be wiped out by a wind farm planned for the district, in the NSW Southern Tablelands.
Wind farm eagles worry.317942011-04-24T13:37:34Z2011-04-24T13:37:34ZThe Environment Protection Authority has asked the proponent of a $500 million Central Highlands wind farm for more information on the risks the farm's turbines pose to wedge-tailed eagles.
The company behind the proposal says it is confident of gaining final approval from the EPA and is still on track to start work as intended in 2012.
Effects of wind farm to be monitored.306782011-01-08T09:27:24Z2011-01-08T09:27:24ZA threatened species of bird living amid the tussock near Dunedin could influence the way New Zealanders design their wind farms.
Researchers are poised to see whether TrustPower's new wind farm at Mahinerangi has any effect on the New Zealand falcons.
They have found nests and nesting pairs and are using radio transmitters to monitor the birds' pre-turbine movements.
Deaths of rare eagles rises.299702010-11-16T23:02:51Z2010-11-16T23:02:51ZThe number of eagles killed by turbine blades at one of Australia's largest wind farms is climbing, with a rare juvenile wedge-tailed eagle the 22nd to die ...The juvenile eagle was the only wedge-tailed bird from the critically endangered Tasmanian sub-species to successfully fledge locally last season.Higher wind turbines revive dead parrot issue .257232010-02-18T10:49:30Z2010-02-18T10:49:30ZThe controversial Bald Hills wind farm that catapulted the endangered parrot to fame in 2006 is under renewed scrutiny, after it was quietly granted permission to make its turbines more than 20 per cent taller. ...''This is a significant change and there's no environment effects statement. All the modelling that's been done for approvals was done on a previous arrangement,'' he said. Flying right for rare parrot .229972009-09-05T18:15:34Z2009-09-05T18:15:34ZFor the next four months or so, Mr Ressom and fellow observer Helen Phillips will stand sentry among the reeds, monitoring the numbers of Australia's rarest bird - the orange-bellied parrot - making sure its dwindling numbers don't fly into the blades of a wind turbine. ...Last year, the turbines at Yambuk were shut down twice, when the observers alerted the wind farm operator Pacific Hydro, that a number of the parrots were feeding in the vicinity.
Wind farm could harm native falcons .228882009-08-28T10:32:43Z2009-08-28T10:32:43ZWind turbine blades in Turitea Reserve could hurt New Zealand's endangered native falcons, a board of inquiry has been told.
Biogeography specialist Professor Emeritus of Massey University John Flenley told the Turitea Wind Farm hearing yesterday the planned wind farm could lead to local extinction of the rare bird.
Endangered species in new danger - from rotating blades at the third windfarm .227462009-08-19T22:01:29Z2009-08-19T22:01:29ZTill now the developers have implied that it would be out of sight and (they hoped) out of mind. ...But this week we have discovered that the windfarm (if they get resource consent to build it) won't be so isolated after all. It will be "west of Brooklyn and south of Karori" so it will have many neighbours.
One of its biggest neighbours will be the Karori wildlife sanctuary, which is worried that native birds could be killed by the rotating blades of the Long Gully turbines.
Garrett must say yes to windfarm.223482009-07-26T18:11:25Z2009-07-26T18:11:25ZFederal Environment Minister Peter Garrett must approve the Stockyard Hill Wind Farm, under national laws, before it can go ahead.
The project has gone to the Federal Government because it has been found likely to have significant environmental impact.
It now must be assessed under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act.
Eagle may halt wind farm.221092009-07-14T18:30:06Z2009-07-14T18:30:06ZThe Central Highlands could soon be home to the state's biggest wind farm but the endangered wedge- tailed eagle may stop the multimillion-dollar development before it begins. ...But the project faces one major hurdle that has stopped similar developments in the past.
N. P. Power had identified that wedge-tailed eagles and white- bellied sea eagles inhabit the region, with two nests existing on the wind farm site.
Birds protected in wind farm plan.218852009-07-03T00:58:10Z2009-07-03T00:58:10ZThe New South Wales Government has given planning approval for a wind farm at Gullen Range, near Goulburn, after putting in place measures to protect the powerful owl and the wedgetail eagle. ...Ms Keneally says the the use of some turbines will have to be restricted when the young owls are learning to fly.Turbines bird risk claimed .210502009-05-04T19:33:47Z2009-05-04T19:33:47ZContact Energy is prepared to take the risk of building multimillion-dollar turbines at its proposed Waikato wind farm even if they might not be able to operate under consent conditions. ...the tension evident between Contact's plans and the Conservation Department which says there is not enough evidence to make a decision on the project has already emerged as one of the pivotal issues for the hearing.
Windfarm collision kills eagles.176832008-08-28T15:46:51Z2008-08-28T15:46:51ZA breeding pair of wedge-tailed eagles has been killed at Roaring 40s' Woolnorth Bluff Point windfarm in the state's north-west.
A spokesman for Roaring 40s said the company "gets as upset as anybody when there is a collision", but urged people to keep the deaths in perspective.
The first eagle was killed on August 17 and a few days later its mate was also struck. ..."But every death of an endangered species is one step closer to the extinction of that species," Dr Woehler said.
Tasmanian Wedge-Tailed eagle deaths a tragedy; Minister needs to investigate.176752008-08-28T13:47:45Z2008-08-28T13:47:45ZThe Tasmanian Greens today said the deaths of a breeding pair of Tasmanian Wedge-tailed Eagles, a critically endangered species, at the Roaring Forties Woolnorth Bluff Point wind farm during the last fortnight, is deeply disturbing. They have called on the responsible Minister to investigate the deaths and ensure the public are informed of the outcome of that investigation.