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Wind Energy Industry and Bat Deaths

Wind Energy Industry Announces New Voluntary Practices to Reduce Overall Impacts on Bats by 30 Percent

Despite the potential collective loss of millions of dollars in electric generation, the U.S. wind energy industry has voluntarily committed to changing how turbines are operated during the bats’ fall migration season, slowing blade rotations to fewer than 1-3 revolutions a minute, depending on blade length, thereby reducing the risk of collision.