Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for January 17, 2012

Items of interest:

1:”Spain’s 18,000 wind turbines may be killing 6 to 18 million birds and bats (1). The average per turbine comes down to 333 – 1,000 deaths annually, which is a far cry from the 2 – 4 birds claimed by the American wind industry, or the 400,000 birds a year estimated by the American Bird Conservancy for the whole United States, which has about twice as many turbines as Spain.”Canada Free Press

2:Why wind is not the answerRTCC

3:”India will discontinue a tax break for wind farms starting in April, the beginning of the financial year, potentially stalling growth in a $3 billion market dominated by turbine-supplier Suzlon Energy Ltd.”Businessweek

4:”The company was awarded $3 million from the Department of Energy’s ARPA-E program, and has also received $20 million in funding from Google.”TechCrunch

Seriously – Kites?

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