Paul Gype is the "go to guy" when it come to factual wind info:
Wind-Works . Org
Here is an excellent article comparing avian mortality:
Avian mortality from wind power, fossil-fuel, and nuclear electricity by Benjamin K. Sovacool
The study estimates that wind farms and nuclear power stations are responsible each for between 0.3 and 0.4 fatalities per gigawatt-hour (GWh) of electricity while fossil-fueled power stations are responsible for about 5.2 fatalities per GWh. While this paper should be respected as a preliminary assessment, the estimate means that wind farms killed approximately seven thousand birds in the United States in 2006 but nuclear plants killed about 327,000 and fossil-fueled power plants 14.5 million. The paper concludes that further study is needed, but also that fossil-fueled power stations appear to pose a much greater threat to avian wildlife than wind and nuclear power technologies
Getting the Wind Up Exploring the concern about adverse health effects of wind power in Australia and Europe
The study of the situation in Denmark and Germany provides evidence of a different kind; despite the presence of almost 30,000 wind turbines in these two countries, adverse health effects are not a significant issue in either country. In fact, they are rarely mentioned. There are several reasons for the difference between Australia, Denmark and Germany, one of which is the absence of a strong fossil fuel lobby in the latter countries.
I'd also suggest that everyone get very interested in the new project Pio Pico Energy Center, LLC (305 MW) with a total cost of about $1.6 billion dollars, being proposed by SDG&E because I believe that it is not only not needed (due to the continues installation of solar roof top panels and/or new wind turbines) but that it will have a far greater negative effect on East San Diego than the above mentioned wind turbine's.
CaptD needs to broaden his research and his horizons Emphasis
Any one concerned about birds should read this poignant and gut wrenching "Confession of a Windfarm Bird Kill Control Specialist" who "followed death around" : http://www.windturbinesyndrome.com/2013/confessions-of-a-windfarm-bird-kill-control-specialist-michigan/?var=cna.
Germany and Denmark communities are, in fact, rebelling against noisy and health- stealing wind turbines. Just like other turbine-impacted communities around the globe.
A retired High Court Justice in Denmark says that "Wind power has thoroughly corrupted the political system": http://www.windturbinesyndrome.com/2012/wind-power-has-thoroughly-corrupted-the-political-system-says-retired-high-court-justice-denmark/?var=cna
Germany's Der Spiegel reported on "the Eco-Blowback: 'Mutiny in the land of turbines" :http://www.epaw.org/documents.php?lang=en&article=f5;
Two Danish cities, each with populations over 50,000, placed moratoriums on wind turbine projects and the Health Minister and Minister of Environment are calling for independent health impact studies: http://www.epaw.org/documents.php?lang=en&article=no11
The proposed Pio Pico Energy Center is just one more of SDG&E's expensive and unnecessary boondoggles. However, it is simply false for CaptD to claim that a project located 70 miles away from our neighborhoods could create more negative impacts than the industrial scale wind, solar, and utility infrastructure projects planned as close as 100 feet from existing rural East County residences and other sensitive receptors.
For more news and facts from those who work to expose the wind energy scam and advocate for wind turbine victims and refugees (people who actually abandon their homes and farms to escape the torture) go to these sites:
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