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Articles from The Journal of Peasant Studies Book review: Power struggles: dignity, value, and the renewable energy frontier in Spain Gavin Smith May 4, 2020 doi:10.1080/03066150.2020.1745391 [download pdf] After years in which nobody showed any interest, at last now as we enter the second decade of an apocalyptic century, the world’s fifth largest oil company is to address the energy transition. And they are going to do it by casting off the past and creating a new future with the . . .More »
Author: Conkling, Tara; et al.
Abstract: Renewable energy production can kill individual birds, but little is known about how it affects avian populations. We assessed the vulnerability of populations for 23 priority bird species killed at wind and solar facilities in California, USA. Bayesian hierarchical models suggested that 48% of these species were vulnerable to population-level effects from added fatalities caused by renewables and other sources. Effects of renewables extended far beyond the location of energy production to impact bird populations in distant regions across . . .More »
Author: Frick, Winifred; Baerwald, Erin; Pollock, Jacob; Barclay, Robert; Szymanski, Jennifer; et al.
Abstract: Large numbers of migratory bats are killed every year at wind energy facilities. However, population-level impacts are unknown as we lack basic demographic information about these species. We investigated whether fatalities at wind turbines could impact population viability of migratory bats, focusing on the hoary bat (Lasiurus cinereus), the species most frequently killed by turbines in North America. Using expert elicitation and population projection models, we show that mortality from wind turbines may drastically reduce population size and increase . . .More »
Author: Castillo Jara, Emiliano
Wind farm corridor in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec Wind power is the world’s fastest growing renewable energy regarding to the installed capacity of 159 Gigawatts in 2010 (Ren 21, 2010). Wind power is generally considered a clean energy because it reduces greenhouse gas emissions. However, wind power generation has several negative impacts on the environment, health and society. Because of these impacts, wind energy faces a growing opposition, especially from communities and non-governmental organizations in some countries where wind turbines . . .More »