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Alternative Fuels An energy source alternative to using fossil fuels. Materials or substances that can be used as a fuel, other than conventional fuels. Waste oils, vegetable oils or animal fats, which can be used alone, or blended with fossil fuels.

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Most of the time anyway .
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I think you're misinterpreting the photo.......the smoke simply indicates the wind direction to make sure the blades are positioned correctly. Modern technology at its finest..........
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Sooo! thats the MAGIC smoke everyone is always worried about
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Comes at a price. Feds just approved permits to kill up to 4200 eagles with wind turbines (better?). The catch is it is all voluntary reporting.

Good thing the green energy companies are honest, not like the dirty money grubbing fossil fuel industry.

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I've learned from a few firefighters that if a wind turbine catches fire they have to stand back and let it burn.

Basically, the parts that are supposed to turn it off for maintenance are usually what catches fire in the first place. Namely the brakes, and sometimes the hydraulic system for turning it out of the wind.

Since they can't be sure it is powered off and it is impossible to approach safely while it is still turning, all they can do is stand there watching it to make sure it doesn't spread to other things.

Eventually the bearings seize up from the heat burning off all the lubricants, making it stop turning so they can actually get near it to try and put it out. By then the entire top of the tower is good and cooked. Chop it off and install a new one on it.
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That pretty much applies to any power plant though.
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Comes at a price. Feds just approved permits to kill up to 4200 eagles with wind turbans. .
A turban (from Persian دولبند_, dulband; via Middle French turbant) is a type of headwear based on cloth winding.

I doubt a turban will kill many eagles
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Comes at a price. Feds just approved permits to kill up to 4200 eagles with wind turbines (better?). The catch is it is all voluntary reporting.

Good thing the green energy companies are honest, not like the dirty money grubbing fossil fuel industry.
Want to hazard a guess at what the mortality rate is for wildlife on roadways? I'm not saying it is ok to wantonly kill animals, but if we are going to vilify one industry, lets pull the dirty laundry out to air for the rest too.
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I once heard an article on NPR about feral cats in the US, there are millions of them. If each one takes one or two birds a day to survive the numbers are staggering. They stated feral cats were a bigger threat to birds than all others combined.
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