Archive for green energy

Green Energy Backfires on Ducks and Upland Birds

It seems America's "green energy" policy has already proven disastrous for prairie habitats, and the mainstream media is finally catching on.

November 21, 2013

Could Wind Energy Actually Benefit Waterfowl?

Is wind energy bad for waterfowl? It's something we've discussed here before, and a North Dakota study by Ducks Unlimited and the United States Fish & Wildlife Service in North Dakota found that when wind farms are placed on wetlands, breeding pairs of ducks are reduced by an average of 21 percent. DU says the early study is being taken seriously, but that it was too small a sample size to affect policy decision. Instead, DU recommends further studies over a larger area and continued dialogue with wind energy groups.

March 08, 2012