29 Jun '12, 9am

Bird Charity to Build Gigantic Wind Turbine

John Laumer previously tackled the thorny topic of wind turbines killing birds , labeling it an "eco-myth". But bird conservation charities continue to be concerned about wind turbines being built in bird migration paths or other ecologically sensitive areas. Britain's Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has been at the thick of some of these battles, objecting to a 540MW wind farm in the Shetlands . But it has also raised its voice about the crucial importance of fighting climate change to protect birds . So it makes sense that the RSPB is working with wind energy supplier Ecotricity to install a 100 meter high wind turbine at its headquarters in Bedfordshire. Martin Harper, RSPB's conservation director, explained that the turbine should send a message to the world about appropriate renewable energy development: “We know that with the right design and locatio...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/renewable-energy/bird-charity-b...

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