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Mar 03 2015

130 Birds Incinerated in Flight by Solar Plant Test

You have to say this for our ecomoonbat rulers: they certainly know how to flick their Bics — not only when it comes to burning up our money, but also pertaining to birds, 130 of which were recently incinerated in midflight during expensive efforts to avoid using cheap and efficient but politically incorrect fossil fuels.

[It] happened near Tonopah, Nevada last month during tests of the 110-megawatt Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project.

According to Rudy Evenson, Deputy Chief of Communications for Nevada Bureau of Land Management (NBLM) in Reno, as reported by Re Wire, a third of the newly constructed plant was put into action on the morning of Jan. 14, redirecting concentrated solar energy to a point 1,200 feet above the ground.

Unfortunately, about two hours into the test, engineers and biologists on site started noticing “streamers” – trails of smoke and steam caused by birds flying directly into the field of solar radiation. What moisture was on them instantly vaporized, and some instantly burst into flames – at least, until they began to frantically flap away. An estimated 130 birds were injured or killed during the test.

Solar plants, which are usually lavishly taxpayer-subsidized, don’t just fry birds that happen to fly by. They draw the birds:

[M]any biologists call the number of deaths “significant” and suspect that the streamers are caused by a chain of attraction – that is, insects are drawn towards the bright plant’s light, which in turn attracts birds looking to feast on crispy bugs.

No worries. Every time the government spends tons of money creating a problem, it finds a way to spend tons more to correct it. Given the way things work in the green energy sector, it’s possible that power companies will be forced to acquire dead bird offsets by giving money to bird sanctuaries that may not actually shelter any birds, but will be owned by Obama campaign cash bundlers.

On tips from Dragon’s Lair and Ben S.



27 Responses to “130 Birds Incinerated in Flight by Solar Plant Test”

  1. Henry says:

    PETA Seal of Approval winner!

  2. Henry says:

    PETA Seal of Approval winner!

  3. JeffersonSpinningInGrave says:

    Hey, greenies:

  4. JeffersonSpinningInGrave says:

    Hey, greenies:

  5. Son_of_Taz says:

    PETA has a called a news conference:

    <<>> <<>>>

  6. Eddie_Valiant says:

    PETA has a called a news conference:

    <<>> <<>>>

  7. Grumpy Cat says:

    Sounds like I should set up a lawn chair beside this thing. Only problem is, how do I get barbecue sauce on the birds before they land in my mouth?

  8. Grumpy Cat says:

    Sounds like I should set up a lawn chair beside this thing. Only problem is, how do I get barbecue sauce on the birds before they land in my mouth?

  9. JeffersonSpinningInGrave says:

    You must have missed it. It’s in the same location as the press conference NOW held during Bill Clinton’s sexual harassment issues, the one held by Code Pink when Obama unilaterally took military action against Libya, and the one held by the occupy movement to protest the growing gap between the rich and poor under Obama’s leadership.

  10. JeffersonSpinningInGrave says:

    You must have missed it. It’s in the same location as the press conference NOW held during Bill Clinton’s sexual harassment issues, the one held by Code Pink when Obama unilaterally took military action against Libya, and the one held by the occupy movement to protest the growing gap between the rich and poor under Obama’s leadership.

  11. MicahStone says:

    OBOZO’s corrupt Dept of Energy has already awarded TENS OF MILLION$ in loan guarantees for this project!

    One should note that crazy pelosi’s relative (ron pelosi) and several big donors to OBOZO are heading this solar boondoggle. Tonopah Solar, a subsidiary of California-based SolarReserve in which PCG is an investment partner, is the developer of the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project. Pelosi’s BROTHER-IN-LAW happens to be the number two man at PCG.

    So, I’ll bet that any minute now corrupt, perpetually drink, crazy dingbat pelosi will come out and confirm that “the private sector is doing fine.”Given the history of mental illness associated with pelosi and her family, plus the solyndra fiasco, it doesn’t take much to figure out how this venture will end. – American taxpayers will be shafted for BILLION$!

    It is highly likely that Crescent Dunes’ ONLY accomplishment (aside from f-ing taxpayers out of billion$): It FRIES more birds than KFC !

  12. MicahStone says:

    OBOZO’s corrupt Dept of Energy has already awarded TENS OF MILLION$ in loan guarantees for this project!

    One should note that crazy pelosi’s relative (ron pelosi) and several big donors to OBOZO are heading this solar boondoggle. Tonopah Solar, a subsidiary of California-based SolarReserve in which PCG is an investment partner, is the developer of the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project. Pelosi’s BROTHER-IN-LAW happens to be the number two man at PCG.

    So, I’ll bet that any minute now corrupt, perpetually drink, crazy dingbat pelosi will come out and confirm that “the private sector is doing fine.”Given the history of mental illness associated with pelosi and her family, plus the solyndra fiasco, it doesn’t take much to figure out how this venture will end. – American taxpayers will be shafted for BILLION$!

    It is highly likely that Crescent Dunes’ ONLY accomplishment (aside from f-ing taxpayers out of billion$): It FRIES more birds than KFC !

  13. Son_of_Taz says:

    Damn, I DID miss it!

  14. Eddie_Valiant says:

    Damn, I DID miss it!

  15. SNuss says:

    And, don’t forget the thousands of birds and bats that are kill by windmills.

    BTW, the Obama regime exempted wind farms from the hefty fines for killing raptors (the ONLY businesses that are so exempted).

  16. SNuss says:

    And, don’t forget the thousands of birds and bats that are kill by windmills.

    BTW, the Obama regime exempted wind farms from the hefty fines for killing raptors (the ONLY businesses that are so exempted).

  17. KHarn says:

    THE GOOD NEWS IS…
    We have completed the first step in our DEATH STAR project!

  18. KHarn says:

    THE GOOD NEWS IS…
    We have completed the first step in our DEATH STAR project!

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  20. Light_V_Dark says:

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  21. Light_V_Dark says:

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    These Birds

    *SIS

    Oklahoma Beheading Of Colleen Hufford

    Major Hassan bin Sober, Fort Hood Massacre

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    The Genocide Of Coptic Christians

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  22. Light_V_Dark says:

    Benghazi

    These Birds

    *SIS

    Oklahoma Beheading Of Colleen Hufford

    Major Hassan bin Sober, Fort Hood Massacre

    Dark Knight Massacre…Jimmy, Now B-A-Muslim

    The Genocide Of Coptic Christians

    Queen Shelly’s VEGAN POISON PYRAMID

    NEARLY 60,000,000 CHOICES

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  23. Bob says:

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YclMF3oVy7g

  24. Bob says:

    Global warming in Boston..35 years university cretins were warning duped students about the impending ice age…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YclMF3oVy7g

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