International wind power giant Gamesa announced it is doing away with plans for the 60 megawatt Shaffer Mountain Wind Farm project in Somerset County, reports Revmodo.
As America becomes desperate for alternatives to rapidly dwindling oil and coal, it’s likely that disputes like this will become more common. They raise an interesting question about where our priorities should lie when working to develop the clean energy technology sector. Is the ability to power 18,000 Pennsylvania homes with wind energy a valid reason to risk the potential disruption of an endangered species’ habitat? Animals have adapted to environmental changes for millions of years, and bats have incredible natural sonar that allows them to detect tiny bugs in total darkness. Would something as massive as a wind turbine really give them that much trouble?
Original source: Revmodo
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