WindAction Editorials

Ecological impacts on bats

Dr. Thomas H. Kunz and others, in their peer-reviewed paper entitled “Ecological impacts of wind energy development on bats: questions, research needs, and hypotheses”, detail the significant risk that industrial-scale wind turbines pose for migratory and local bat populations in the Mid-Atlantic Highlands region of the United States. The authors project that by 2020, annual bat fatalities at wind energy facilities in this region alone can reach 111,000 bats. Kunz and others also state that their preliminary projections of cumulative bat fatalities are “likely to be unrealistically low, especially as larger and increasing numbers of wind turbines are installed.” 
6 Aug 2007

Lisa Linowes of IWA Appears on CNN

SEPTEMBER 3, 2006 -- CNN Sunday Live program, which airs 7pm today, features an interview with Industrial Wind Action Group's executive director, Lisa Linowes, representing concerns with unchecked wind power development.
3 Sep 2006
back to top