Windfarm good news in the US

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Subject: Windfarm good news in the US
From: "Terry Bishop" <>
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2007 13:11:10 +1000

Subject: Windfarm good news in the US

One of the good law in the USA is the coal fired power stations are required to
report bird mortalities. In Australia they don't have any such law. In the US
there have been reports of up to 3000 per night at one coal fired power station.
What about the thousands of deaths a year by planes, trains and cars. Thousands
have been killed by cyanide & lead mining accidents. Thousands are killed by
poisonous algae blooms caused by excess phosphates added to waterway. Don't
forget the plastic, fishing line and fish hook deaths.
During a study we did at the Blayney windfarm (on the banks of Carcoar dam) when
first started we has 6 deaths in the first year. One manmade death is to many
but are we going to ban all power stations, transport, fishing, and mining.     

-----Original Message-----
From: Carl Clifford  
Sent: Monday, April 09, 2007 11:44 AM
To: Greg
Cc: Dave Torr; Terry Bishop; John Edwards;
; Birding-aus; Leonie Blain
Subject: Windfarm good news in the US

What is demand management? Is it similar to the technique used here  
Post-WW2, when demand for electricity outstripped supply - Blackouts?

Carl Clifford

On 09/04/2007, at 11:11 AM, Greg wrote:

It is a shame that people are putting around the myth that only  
people with a vested interest in the coal industry or those that  
suffer from the NIMBI syndrome are opposing wind farms.  There is a  
real threat to birds and bats and, especially in Australia where  
solar energy could provide most of our energy needs, wind farms are  
not needed.  It is true that global warming is the greater threat but  
the loss of countless birds and bats to wind farms is not acceptable  
when there are alternatives (solar and demand management).

If you follow your line of argument further Dave we could reopen the  
duck season in NSW and allow egg collecting as these impacts are not  
as great a threat as global warming.

Sorry for buying into this again but the earlier comments  had to be  

Greg Clancy

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