Busted Bugs: German Wind Turbines Demolishing 1,200 Tonnes of Insects Each Year


Giant industrial wind turbines represent an existential threat to birds, bats, bees and a veritable host of other insect species. For just about anything on the wing, their 50-60m blades represent the end of the line. And the carnage is measured in the thousands of tonnes.

A few weeks back we covered some German research on the issue: Bug’s Life: Bees & Other Flying Critters Being Wiped Out By Wind Turbines

Here’s a couple of further reports on the wind industry’s insect demolition Derby.

DLR studies interactions between flying insects and wind farms
Interview with Franz Trieb
26 March 2019

For 25 years, Franz Trieb has worked in the Energy Systems Analysis Department of the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR). The department of the same name at the DLR Institute of Engineering.

Dr Trieb, how does one come up with the idea of investigating the…

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