Painting one blade of a wind turbine black could cut bird strikes at wind farms by up to 70%, a study suggests. Birds colliding with the structures has long been considered to be one of the main negative impacts of onshore wind farms, the authors observed. The RSPB welcomed the research but said the priority remained avoiding placing wind farms where there was a risk to wildlife, such as birds.
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Wind generation hit a new record thanks to Storm Ellen over the weekend, making up almost 60% of the energy mix. On Saturday 22 August, at 1am wind made up 59.1% of Britain’s 13.5GW mix, driven by the storm. Ellen brought wind speeds of up to 95mph, which battered the country, particularly Wales. This high broke the record previously set in February during Storm Ciara, when wind power generated 56% of the country’s energy mix. Additionally, on Saturday 8 February wind power set a new record for generation across a whole day, accounting for 44.26% of power produced.
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