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Of course, complaints about primitive high speed turbines built in the early 90's close to residences should be used to discredit modern slow speed turbines with specially designed low noise tips.
6. Just the masts of today's wind turbines can reach up to 160 meters high. When active, they kill so many insects that the sticky mass slows the rotors down. (the rotors don't slow down, they do lose aerodynamic efficiency to a minor enough degree that blades do get washed from time to time.)
Yes, Der Spiegel, leader in defending insect rights.
"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin
More interestingly, while factual and objective reporting seemed to have left the Spiegel building for a prolonged lunch in this article, I think the underlying observations (split in environmentalist groups, rise of local protests, the challenge of balancing the spread of building sites with complaints about noise, shadows or landscape change) remain worthy of continuous and decent discussion as long as wind on-shore activities expand. To my mind, such a discussion remains fundamental in relation to the public's consent on on-shore wind.
Trouble is that filtering the data out of the noise will cause more headaches, and I've plenty of them ahead already, so I'll pass today.
Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.
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