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next time someone tells you that wind turbines kill birds...


You can tell them that nuke and fossil power stations kill more birds per unit of electricity generated. This study estimates that wind farms are responsible for roughly 0.27 avian fatalities per gigawatt-hour (GWh) of electricity while nuclear power plants involve 0.6 fatalities per GWh and fossil-fueled power stations are responsible for about 9.4 fatalities per GWh.

Nuclear power and fossil-fuelled power systems have a host of environmental and wildlife costs as well.

Therefore, as a low-emission, low-pollution energy source, the wider use of wind energy can save wildlife and birds as it displaces these more harmful sources of electricity.

The Avian and Wildlife Costs of Fossil Fuels and Nuclear Power - - Read the full paper on Social Science Research Network: Tomorrow's Research Today