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Old 10-18-2011, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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Windmills stopped at night after bat death - BostonHerald.com (http://www.bostonherald.com/news/national/northeast/view/20111018windmills_stopped_at_night_after_bat_death/srvc=home%26position=recent - broken link)

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LILLY, Pa. — Thirty-five windmills at a western Pennsylvania wind farm have been silenced at night since a bat that belongs to an endangered species was found dead under one of the turbines.
If only this had been a nuclear power plant or a coal-burning power plant then this tragedy could have been averted. Oh the humanity!
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Old 10-18-2011, 12:56 PM
 
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someone needs to invent a scarecrow for bats.
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Old 10-18-2011, 12:57 PM
 
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Clearly Obama's continued support to subsidize the "green energy" industry paybacks to his donors/bundlers proves that Obama hates bats.

If only when bees are found dead it would be this easy to shut down Monsanto!
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Old 10-18-2011, 01:00 PM
 
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How ironic, since the idea of paying double for our electricity needs is bat-sh** crazy.
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Old 10-18-2011, 01:01 PM
 
Location: The D-M-V area
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Protected species of bat.

No doubt those green environmentalist wing nuts are flogging themselves over this right now.
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Old 10-18-2011, 02:06 PM
 
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If a bat flew into a windmill, it was very likely infected with rabies and already dying when it hit. Bats aren't known for slamming into things at night. Of course this particular species is on the endangered list.
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Old 10-18-2011, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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If only this had been a nuclear power plant or a coal-burning power plant then this tragedy could have been averted. Oh the humanity!
LOL. You can't make this stuff up. Is it great witnessing the confluence of liberal failures?
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Old 10-18-2011, 02:40 PM
 
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Windmills stopped at night after bat death - BostonHerald.com (http://www.bostonherald.com/news/national/northeast/view/20111018windmills_stopped_at_night_after_bat_death/srvc=home%26position=recent - broken link)
Was an autopsy performed?
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Old 10-18-2011, 02:46 PM
 
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If a bat flew into a windmill, it was very likely infected with rabies and already dying when it hit. Bats aren't known for slamming into things at night. Of course this particular species is on the endangered list.
Actually, bats are known to fly into the large commercial turbine blades. They have a slim enough profile and move in such a way that they do not appear as a solid object to the bat's echolocation (a.k.a bisonar) methods. This is why many of ther VATs (vertical axis turbines) are preferable for those wishing to utilize small wind, because their spinning profile is more solid and results in fewer bat and bird deaths.
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Old 10-18-2011, 02:53 PM
 
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Actually, bats are known to fly into the large commercial turbine blades. They have a slim enough profile and move in such a way that they do not appear as a solid object to the bat's echolocation (a.k.a bisonar) methods. This is why many of ther VATs (vertical axis turbines) are preferable for those wishing to utilize small wind, because their spinning profile is more solid and results in fewer bat and bird deaths.

I actually have no idea of the number of bat/blade encounters. It was supposed to be a joke, hence the comment on the fact that the bat was already on the endangered list. Oh well.

Of course if it turns out the bat did indeed have rabies, I'll know I knew more than I knew I knew.
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