Fixing wind power's bat problem

Journal Article

Title: Fixing wind power's bat problem
Authors: Kumagai, J.
Publication Date:
July 01, 2012
Journal: IEEE Spectrum
Volume: 49
Issue: 7
Pages: 1-14
Publisher: IEEE

Document Access

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Kumagai, J. (2012). Fixing wind power's bat problem. IEEE Spectrum, 49(7), 1-14.

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.

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