Wind power critics argue that turbines kill birds. So why is the U.K.’s largest bird charity planning a turbine?
Whenever a new wind turbine project is announced, it’s common for critics to pipe up and complain about the risk of bird kills.¬†
That strategy may fall a little flat with a planning application being submitted in Bedfordshire, however. The installation is being spearheaded by¬†the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), Britain’s largest bird conservation group. Here’s Paul Forecast, the director of the RSPB, explaining more about¬†the RSPB wind turbine projectfrom a joint press release issued with wind energy developer¬†Ecotricity:A wind turbine at our UK headquarters is the single biggest step we can take to reduce our carbon emissions, and will make a significant contribution to the RSPB‚Äôs carbon reduction targets. We can already see the impact that climate change is having on our countryside with saltmarsh and mudflats declining at a rate of 100 hectares per year in England. It is our responsibility to protect the rest of our environment for future generations.