Obama-Backed Solar Plant INCINERATED 1,145 Birds Last Year

DC: The Ivanpah solar plant in Southern California killed 6,185 birds in 2015. That includes burning about 1,145 birds with the intense heat coming off its many mirrored heliostat panels, according to a recent report on the government-backed solar project.

An audit of how many birds and bats Ivanpah kills every year found “there were an estimated 2500 fatalities from known causes and 3686 fatalities from unknown causes” last year. Of the known fatalities, nearly 46 percent were killed by the intense, concentrated heat used to generate electricity.

Western EcoSystems Technology, the firm auditing Ivanpah, estimated about 1,145 dead birds have “charring, curling, or melting of feathers.”

“It’s an unbelievably high number, and we’re really alarmed,” Garry George, renewable energy director for the Audubon Society’s California arm, told E&E News. “We have a lot of questions about this mortality report.”  MORE

12 Comments on Obama-Backed Solar Plant INCINERATED 1,145 Birds Last Year

  1. Better to put up windmill farms so the birds can be hacked to death.

    The environmental movement is responsible for the deaths of millions of humans. What’s a few birds?

  2. And what’s up? Even if a liberal repub was our pres this story would be 24/7 since 2015. Hardly a peep since this was first noticed. Hmmm Funny.

  3. All they have to do is just build a big cover over the top of that facility and they could save all those poor birds’ lives. Problem solved.

    I’m surprised the Administration hasn’t thought of this already.


  4. intense heat, heliostat panels,global warming, o heck we are doing it to ourselves! but are the birds ready to eat?

  5. Just pick up the mirrors and take them to Greece. Set ’em up on the shore and point them towards every ship carrying ‘refugees’.

  6. The Obama Administration’s hostility to oil and gas exploration is well known, but last week it took an especially fowl turn. The U.S. Attorney for North Dakota hauled seven oil and natural gas companies into federal court for killing 28 migratory birds that were found dead near oil waste lagoons. You may not be surprised to learn that the Administration isn’t prosecuting wind companies for similar offenses.

    Kill a duck, go to jail (if you are with evil oil)

    Continental Resources is accused of violating the 1918 Migratory Bird Treaty Act because “on or about May 6, 2011 in the District of North Dakota” the company “did take [kill] one Say’s Phoebe,” of the tyrant flycatcher bird family. Brigham Oil & Gas is accused of killing two Mallard ducks. The Class B misdemeanors carry fines of up to $15,000 for each dead bird and up to six months in prison.

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