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  • Radar protects birds at oil sands facility

    The same advanced radar technology that helps keep birds and planes apart at airports is now protecting birds from contact with tailings ponds at Alberta Oil Sands production facilities. The Accipiter® Bird Protection Radar System recently installed at Syncrude Canada Ltd. facilities north of Fort McMurray, Alberta, is the largest and most sophisticated radar-based bird protection system ever ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Guilty plea in bird deaths at wind farms a first

    A major U.S. power company has pleaded guilty to killing eagles and other birds at two Wyoming wind farms and agreed to pay $1 million as part of the first enforcement of environmental laws protecting birds against wind energy facilities. Until the settlement announced Friday with Duke Energy Corp. and its renewable energy arm, not a single ...


    By Associated Press

  • The Norwegian Institute for Nature Research orders MERLIN™ Avian Radar System

    Panama City, Florida, USA – November 2, 2007: The Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA) has ordered a MERLIN XS2530e Avian Radar System to conduct a multi-year study of a proposed wind farm project in Norway. NINA, based in Trondheim, is Norway’s leading institution for applied ecological research. NINA worked with the SINTEF Group, the largest independent research organization in ...


    By DeTect, Inc.

  • Torsa Renevables orders MERLIN Avian Radar System to support Spanish wind farm projects

    Detect has announced that it had received an order from Torsa Renovables S.L. (www.torsa.es) to deliver and support a MERLIN XS2530e Avian Radar System for wind farm projects in Spain. Torsa is a leadng developer of wind energy in Spain with seven operating sites within Spain. The MERLIN system will be used to conduct pre-construction bird surveys for proposed project sites as well ...


    By DeTect, Inc.

  • Energy Department Awards $4.5 Million for Innovative Wind Power R&D Projects

    The Energy Department today announced $4.5 million for four projects to help increase deployment of innovative wind power technologies by optimizing the operation, boosting efficiency, and improving the environmental performance of wind energy systems. The research and development (R&D) projects, located in Maine, North Carolina, Nebraska, and Texas, contribute to the Energy ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Alberta oil sands’ impact on wildlife

    Opportunities exist for U.S. companies that can effectively prevent animal deaths on Alberta oil sands sites by providing products and in wildlife management, deterrence, monitoring, and consulting. While oil producer Syncrude stands trial in connection of the deaths of 1,606 migratory waterfowl in 2008, recent government documents reveal that dozens of other animals have died on oil sands sites ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Wind turbines may lure bats into fatal errors

    Scientists in the US might just be about to answer one of the great puzzles of biodiversity and renewable energy: why one of nature’s most agile flyers, a creature with the most sophisticated ultrasonic tracking system, should be so fatally attracted to wind turbines. Blades on the giant towers of wind turbines can rotate faster than a bird can fly, and are known to cause huge numbers of ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Wind farms get pass on eagle deaths

    It happens about once a month here, on the barren foothills of one of America's green-energy boomtowns: A soaring golden eagle slams into a wind farm's spinning turbine and falls, mangled and lifeless, to the ground. Killing these iconic birds is not just an irreplaceable loss for a vulnerable species. It's also a federal crime, a charge that the Obama administration has used to prosecute oil ...


    By Associated Press

  • Nevada`s First Wind Power Project Begins Generating Clean Energy

     Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern) today announced that its Spring Valley Wind project – the first wind power project in the state of Nevada – has completed construction and is fully operational. A ceremony is being held today to commence commercial operations at the 151.8 megawatt (MW) Spring Valley Wind project, which is located near the town of Ely. "I couldn't be happier that ...


    By Pattern Energy Group LP.

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