There are concerns that a 150 MW wind plant in Florida might slice and dice a few birds. (Although it seems the blades move slower than earlier designs, giving the birds a chance to get out of the way, I suppose.)

The obvious solution is to build, say, 10 of the 100 turbines, and see how it affects the birds. Then allow more. Such projects are only possible with significant government grants and/or loans, so phasing ought not be too difficult to require.

The site is near what is purported to be the largest lake in the south. Funny how the Politico article on these matters doesn’t give its name. Florida’s largest lake is “Lake Okeechobee at 700 square miles (the 2nd largest freshwater lake in the United States)”.


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