Wind power comes at a cost
Wind farms, while infinitely preferable to coal-fired generating plants, still carry environmental costs. They tend to kill birds and other wildlife - commercial wind turbines at Alta-Gas's Bear Mountain wind farm in northeastern B.C. are being blamed for the deaths of endangered bats.
They can also leave a hefty mark on the landscape.
June 13, 2012
in Victoria Times Colonist
The idea of a wind farm on the northern end of Vancouver Island is attractive and trendy - a source of clean, renewable energy that will eventually provide enough electricity for 100,000 people.
Any advance in the development of "green" energy is welcome, but we shouldn't forget that all energy, no matter what form, comes at a cost and has an environmental impact.
Components for the Knob Hill wind farm began arriving at Nanaimo this week, and will be trucked to the site west of Port Hardy. It will generate employment during the construction phase, as well as... [continue via Web link]