Local environmental groups blast Big Environmentalism over wind and solar power | Eastern North Carolina Now

117 local environemental organizations in Spain have signed a letter blasting the five large multi-national environmental organizations for not engaging to stop wind and solar projects that are a threat to biodiversity.   Building these facilities often involves clear cutting of forests, and the turbines and solar panels themselves kill birds, bats,and insects in large numbers.  The real environmentaliststs are taking the environmental establishment to task.

A detailed study including actual body counts at test sites by the Spanish Orthinological Society a few years ago determined that wind turbines were killing a minimum of 6 million  birds and bats a year in Spain, and the number of wind turbines has increased since then..

Big Environmentalistm just doesn't seem to care.


In Germany, the grassroots enviromental grups have been taking action.  It is rare that a new wind turbine complex is announced in Germenay without a lawsuit being filed to stop it,.  Most of those lawsuits are being filed by local environmental groups over deforestation, biodiversity issues, wildlife habitat, and bird and bat slaughter and a large number of those lawsuits are winning.    Last year a German lawsuit stopped a wind energy company from clear cutting the ancient forest that was the setting for the Grimm fairy tales.

In Scotland, the national forestry agency determined that 13 million trees had been chopped down on public land so wind turbines could be built.  That does not even include trees on private land or trees cut for solar farms.

Resistance to wind farms is rising in America, often based on human health issues.  Many communities in central Wisconsin, for example have recently gotten together to resist the construction of wind farms there.



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( May 22nd, 2023 @ 2:59 pm )
I wish NC's HB 951 would escape my consciousness. But it WILL NOT!!!!
( May 22nd, 2023 @ 2:06 pm )
Maybe the enviromental extremists justify in their own minds the slaughter of millions of birds and bats by wind turbines on the basis that it reduces CO2 when those creatures are no longer living to exhale CO2 as part of their breath, but their mass destruciion of trees would seem to go against their stated obsession with eliminates CO2.

Trees absorb CO2 from the atmosphere as part of the photosynthesis process and release Oxygen. Clearcutting forests to build wind farms and solar farms means those treeing are no longer removing CO2 from the atmosphere. 13 million trees, ust on public land in Scotland is a lot of CO2 that is no longer being remvoed from the atmosphere. It would be interesting to calculate worldwide how much CO2 the push for "green energy" has left in the atmosphere by their assault on our forests. The clear cutting of forests in the Amaxon for balsa wood to make wind turbine blades also contributes to more CO2.

Then there is another issue with deforestation. That increases runoff from major storms and therefore flooding. The huge floods in Germany a year or so ago came from deforestation for wind turbines, although the eco-zealots tried to blame it on "climate change"

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