Skip to comments.Windmills to shut at night following demise of rare bat
Posted on 10/18/2011 11:47:26 AM PDT by Libloather
Windmills to shut at night following demise of rare bat
Kathy Mellott - The Tribune-Democrat
October 17, 2011
LILLY Night operation of the windmills in the North Allegheny Windpower Project has been halted following discovery of a dead Indiana bat under one of the turbines, an official with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Monday.
The finding marks only the second location where an Indiana bat has been found dead under a wind turbine. Two Indiana bats were found under turbines in the Mid-west, said Clint Riley, supervisor for Fish and Wildlifes Pennsylvania field office.
While finding the dead bat is not good news for any of us, it does show the monitoring works, Riley said from his State College office.
Keep your cars - just in case you need to sleep somewhere warm.
nope , people will just cut down some forest and fire up the good old wood store LOL
If it was a rare bat then that would mean that there would be few of the same species around. Maybe the bat was lonely, couldn’t take the solitude any more, and committed suicide? Who are we to disrespect their wishes?
I was wondering why we don’t see much from “The Onion” around here any more - and here’s my answer: satirists just can’t write anything as wildly outrageous as the Libs come up with (with a perfectly straight face) on a daily basis...
Of course, that would be good news for the rest of us.
And what were Indiana bats doing in Pennsylvania anyway? Scopin' out some strange blood?
Even if the windmills are shut down at night, they will still fulfill 100% of their mission. Sure, power generation will drop off by 50%, but that was never the primary reason for windmills, anyway.
Turning windmills are designed to make people feel good by convincing them that they are somehow moral, because they support “green” projects. Since they can’t be seen at night, it really makes no sense to run them. Might as well save some wear and tear.
Well, I guess that’s the end of using volunteers.
OMG! a bat was killed in Indiana. What are we to do. The loss-the tragedy. Not only was this bat killed but it also eliminated it’s dna from the blood line of thousands of future bats and also retarded the evolution of bats into retardos of the future. I believe that we should shut down the entire windmill industry in all states due to the danger that is imposed on rare, retardo, bats of the future. We just cannot take the chance that it will happen again. Actually no animal should have to suffer death just because of human development of anything. I really believe this! Honest
It only appears that they are fighting themselves.
In actuality, Gang Green has a double win here.
The whole point is to shut down all power production for the masses, so that only the elite have power.
Also, reducing energy production accelerates the demise of capitalism.
All part of the plan, and Gang Green is just a front group for the Communists.
For a moment I thought Helen Thomas had passed...
Ind. Dem quits in fake-signature flap http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1011/66227.html
the moonbats were crossing borders to fake more signatures.
until this windmill one,
this weeks best “beyond the Onion” story was
libs wanting to kill Sea lions for...
Complete title: Sea lion task force to weigh in on whether to kill and remove sea lions feasting on fish at Bonneville Dam
This is not yur granpapa’s little windmill on top a tower on the old ranch..
Wind power kills winger creatures, endangered or not.
THose who spew GREEN should be seeing RED
to match the blood shed one giant blade at a time.
The scales of the things used are asking for it..
and birds oblige.
“And what were Indiana bats doing in Pennsylvania anyway? Scopin’ out some strange blood?”
Pennsylvania has been awful rainy lately...
These people are truly stupid. Who the hell is finding these bat bodies, and WHO THE HELL is reporting them? Stupid, stupid bastards.
Ask the OWS folks, its worth living without electricity if it saves the life of even a single bat.
A coal plant never killed a single bat.
Coal... the new Green!
If you believe that you have never been in a coal mine. But then maybe you were in one that had the no bats in cave sign.
One of the vital (but rarely mentioned) benefits of wind energy is the supply of shredded poultry downstream for the victims of the Obama Depression.
Meanwhile, in other news, the Moon bat (known for it's enlarged left wing) is occupying public parks around the western world.
Wind turbines shut down at night? Supplement with photovoltaic power!
That's not the only place you find them...
Was it a moonbat?
Well, Obama does want mass transit almost anywhere where it doesn't make any sense otherwise. So watch out who you ask; some leftist will think that private cars should be outlawed.
Not to worry, just switch to solar power.....
So instead of taking 20 years to pay for themselves, windmills will now take 30 yeras to pay for themselves. Of course that’s providing they don’t require maintenance costs.
I was born in Indiana, PA. So was Jimmy Stewart :-)
According to Wikipedia, This breed of bat also shut down a windfarm in West Virginia in 2009.
So: What kids of birds are they killing during the day?
I don’t see the problem, we don’t need electricity at night anyway. The Amish don’t have it and they get along fine. In fact they breed in the dark while we are watching TV.They have big families as a rsult of no electricity.
OK, what stops the blades from turning at night? Is there some sort of automatic feathering of the prop? Does it lock in place? What kind of stress does that place on the mechanics of the beast?
Evolution and natural selection, mainstays of the progressive imagination, would eventually result in bats which avoided windmills. Let it be. Let’s see who’s right.
I’m torn. I’m as much for inexpensive, economic energy for all as anyone. But unlike most other animals, bats really are endangered, and they multiply so slowly that it doesn’t take much to devastate a population.
The bat's greatest threat at this time isn't windmills so much as it is a highly infectious fungal disease called white nose or some such thing. It was introduced here from Europe where bats have some resistance to it but unfortunately American bats are not resistant. It's caused bat populations to drop severely which means the bugs and pests they would normally gorge on can prosper.
Don't look down on the poor bats, their guano provided one of the main ingredients of gunpowder and one day we may need them to do it again if the libs attain their goal of turning this country into a third world unindustrialized hellhole.