White Throated Needletail killed by wind turbine on Harris

white throated Needletail copyWell the last thing you want is for an extremely rare bird being watched by thirty twitchers from all over the UK(witnesses) to fly into a wind turbine and be killed. After flying all the way from Australasia it does seem a bit hard. Mind you if Mr. Salmond gets his way, the Outer Hebrides will be plastered with these bird munchers. As far as we are aware this was a Community Turbine at Tarbert, Isle of Harris, but details on that are a bit sketchy. The RSPB have commented that it is one of those things but Climate change will do more harm, although the Liverpool group are certainly not on message. When will RSPB eventually realise that wind farms do not save any CO². In fact, in the last year CO² has in fact increased not least because of the higher levels of coal fired energy needed to back up wind. Click here for the main story

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About Dougal Quixote

Slightly mad. Always believes a cup is half full so continues to tilt at Wind Turbines and the politicians that seem to believe it is their god given right to ruin Scotland for a pot of fool's gold.
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One Response to White Throated Needletail killed by wind turbine on Harris

  1. NE doubter says:

    Let us put the statement by an ‘RSPB spokeswoman’ into context.
    ( http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-23082846 ) Paraphrasing and then quoting:- An RSPB spokeswoman reportedly said that while she regretted the incident, “..Wind energy makes a vital contribution towards mitigating the impacts of climate change, which is the biggest threat to our native birds and wildlife.” Figures from the National Grid state that all of the wind farms in the UK in 2011 ‘saved’ about 7.3 million tons of CO2. Annual world emissions are about 34 billion tons of CO2. So world emissions were reduced by about 1 : 5000th. So this amount is a ’vital contribution’?! What nonsense.

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