Just read that there were 600,000 bats killed by wind turbines last year. Somehow wind park owners has succeeded in exemption from persecution for this criminal act.
In fact, bats are protected and the penalty is very severe with up to 5,000 Pound fine per incident or bat, up to six months in prison, and forfeiture of items used to commit the offense, e.g. vehicles, plants or machinery.
Data according to: Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981) (as amended); the Countryside and Rights of Way Act, 2000; the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act (NERC, 2006); and by the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations (2010).
So if my calculations are right, wind park owners should face fines of 3,000,000,000 Pound, have their wind turbines secured against any future danger to the bats or be ordered to decommission the wind turbines, and finally the owners should be sent to jail.
I assume the wind park owners got their exemption due to proclaimed argument that we must accept some losses for the greater good. However, industrial wind turbines only add to the consumers bill, they do not help reduce CO2 in any significant way - rather the opposite as they never save the amount of CO2 that was contributed during their production, installation, decommission and additional infrastructure needed - and they are a menace for the stability of the network, need conventional power plants for backup and balancing.
It is amazing and very sad that the traders of the "green" ideology have gained such dictatorial power, that they freely can destroy the environment for the sake of the environment. Compare this to a case some ears ago, where an oil company had some open tanks filled with oil. About six birds fell in and drowned. It cost the company something of a fortune in penalty, and they promptly covered the tanks with net, so it would never happen again. Why should the wind park owners not have the same treatment?
See this article
in WattsUpwitThat about the University of Colorado Denver study, to be published in the journal BioScience