Environmentalists collide: Windfarm stopped at night after bat killed by swinging blades

Windmills already have a huge financial disadvantage in that you have to have an alternative power supply for when the wind doesn't blow. If the windmills are not allowed to operate at night, the bad economics for them will only get a lot worse.

Thirty-five windmills at a western Pennsylvania wind farm have been silenced at night since a bat that belongs to an endangered species was found dead under one of the turbines. . . .

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is a new concept meme hiding in this article, must we expand endangered status to entire orders (the Linnaean taxonomic classification that includes related species)?

The existence of the entire Order Chiroptera - bats - is threatened by White Nose Syndrome.

Where, oh where, is the progressive's Precautionary Principle?

10/19/2011 5:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since they are stopping the blades from turning, I wonder if they can make up for the lost electricity by leaving the solar panels connected overnight....

10/19/2011 12:35 PM  

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