Just some of the birds killed so far by Victoria’s Waubra wind farm:
The same problem in Tasmania:
At the state’s largest wind farm at Woolnorth in the island’s north-west, 19 wedge-tailed eagles are known to have been killed since it began operations in 2003. Another three sea eagles also have hit the rotors…
The Greens complained about green power:
Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown said he was deeply distressed to learn that a breeding pair of the endangered Tasmanian Wedge-tailed Eagles had been killed at the Roaring Forties Woolnorth Bluff Point wind farm.
Solution? Cut the green power:
Nevertheless to its credit, the company, a joint venture of Hydro Tasmania and China Light & Power Asia, has tried hard to reduce the strikes…. Turbines have been shut down in some wind conditions, or when eagles are seen nearby.
Green power, stopped by green worries.