While birds remain a welcome addition to the environment, they stand to pose a threat towards renewable energy ventures. Recent occurrences at already established renewable energy centers show that birds keep colliding with wind generating plant turbines. The Flamborough Head, which […]
While birds remain a welcome addition to the environment, they stand to pose a threat towards renewable energy ventures. Recent occurrences at already established renewable energy centers show that birds keep colliding with wind generating plant turbines. The Flamborough Head, which is the largest colony of marine birds in England 75miles situated away from Yorkshire, recorded that kittiwakes are the most affected bird species. This is especially important because the colony is near the Hornsea Three development, a giant offshore wind energy farm off the coast of Yorkshire.
The bird colony RSPB reports that the placement of the project endangers its birds. Kittiwakes are required to cross the platform while enRoute to their designated feeding grounds. This practice places them on a flight path with a risk of colliding with turbines that they must find means of escaping to enter their feeding grounds. Despite the unfortunate impact, researchers from the colony blame the occurrence on the power plant’s wrongful placement, stating that inadequate research was conducted before deciding where to build the plant. However, the developers’ response at the site shows that the developers vowed to make amends for the plant’s effect on the birds’ survival rates and protection.
Developers ascertain that they plan to comply with the conservation measures with plans to combat the high collision rates. They intend to install four nesting towers on the ground to dissuade the birds from flying high close to the rotating turbines. While the idea seems a plausible solution to the problem, there are substantial concerns about whether the project is worthwhile. Reports state that the project will take a decade for the RSPB to see how it succeeds – because it is not late enough because the wind turbines will be working by then.
Mr. Clark, the project overseer, said that the organization plans to compensate for the expected bird deaths from collisions by embarking on a plan to develop four land-based artificial Kittiwake nesting structures towers which will urge the birds to mate, causing the same number of birds to be born. In its attempts to safeguard the Britain’s birds, wind turbines are not a clear issue for the RSPB. The charity encourages green energy development to fight the impacts of the climate change. Still, it concerns the impact on birds along the coasts as the turbines rise to meet the Prime Minister’s pledge of wind powering every house. Duncan Clark, who works at Orsted, stated: “Climate change is indeed a very significant danger to our atmosphere as well as ecosystems, and there is a constant need to respond.” “Hornsea Three could supply more than two million United Kingdom homes with clean power and offset more than 128.2 million tonnes of the carbon dioxide over its lifespan.”https://newsinpaphos.com/