OPINION: Morten Albæk of Vestas

Anti-wind activists would have you believe that chickens raised close to wind farms lay yolk-less eggs

Anti-wind activists would have you believe that chickens raised close to wind farms lay yolk-less eggs

Birds are 19,200 times more likely to die from flying into a building than into a wind turbine (according to the US Forest Service).

So calling wind turbines devastating to wildlife is equivalent to describing ordinary houses as mass killing machines. Ironically, 10% of all bird species are threatened by climate change (according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature).

Unfortunately, this is a well-kept secret. Not least due to our industry’s failure to adequately convey even the most appealing truths to the public.

Public and political support for wind energy is being increasingly eroded by media-savvy and politically influential groups that often demonstrate a brazen disregard for fact-based information. This is a growing business Log in to read complete article.

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