Fact one: Wind energy is booming around the world. Fact two: Wind turbines kill lots of bats. Fact three: Bats are worth billions to North American agriculture. Conclusion? Wind power has a bat problem. And with the Global Wind Energy Council predicting that worldwide wind capacity will double by 2016, the problem will only get worse. At a handful of U.S. sites, such concerns have already led planned wind facilities to be scaled back or put on hold.
Fixing wind power's bat problem
Kumagai, J. (2012). Fixing wind power's bat problem. IEEE Spectrum, 49(7), 1-14.