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Wind and its woes

There is nothing "laughable" about the biological significance of avian mortalities by wind turbines. As Donald Michael Fry, Ph.D., director of pesticides and birds program of the American Bird Conservancy testified to Chairwoman Bordello and members of the House Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans during the Oversight Hearing "Gone with the Wind: Impacts of Wind Turbines on Birds and Bats" on May 1, 2007: "While the actual number of birds killed by wind turbines is unknown, estimates have been made in the range of 30,000 to 60,000 per year at the current level of wind development."

I wish to respond to "Need for wind power is no joke"' (4-18-08). Wind has been an inefficient source of energy for more than 7,000 years.

The efficiency of wind energy today exists in the context of enslaving ratepayers and taxpayers; and in shifting our financial wealth, environmental wealth and use rights to industry and their interests.

There is nothing "laughable" about the biological significance of avian mortalities by wind turbines. As Donald Michael Fry, Ph.D., director of pesticides and birds program of the American Bird Conservancy testified to Chairwoman Bordello and members of the House Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans during the Oversight Hearing "Gone with the Wind: Impacts of Wind Turbines on Birds and Bats" on May 1, 2007: "While the actual number of birds killed by wind turbines is unknown, estimates have been made in the range of 30,000 to 60,000 per year at the current level of wind development."

New Englanders are not slow to pick up on new ideas. We are prudent and circumspect. We also understand that when it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.

I wish to respond to "Need for wind power is no joke"' (4-18-08). Wind has been an inefficient source of energy for more than 7,000 years.

The efficiency of wind energy today exists in the context of enslaving ratepayers and taxpayers; and in shifting our financial wealth, environmental wealth and use rights to industry and their interests.

There is nothing "laughable" about the biological significance of avian mortalities by wind turbines. As Donald Michael Fry, Ph.D., director of pesticides and birds program of the American Bird Conservancy testified to Chairwoman Bordello and members of the House Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans during the Oversight Hearing "Gone with the Wind: Impacts of Wind Turbines on Birds and Bats" on May 1, 2007: "While the actual number of birds killed by wind turbines is unknown, estimates have been made in the range of 30,000 to 60,000 per year at the current level of wind development."

New Englanders are not slow to pick up on new ideas. We are prudent and circumspect. We also understand that when it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.


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APR 25 2008
http://www.windaction.org/posts/14660-wind-and-its-woes
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