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Bats massacred by wind turbines may get reprieve in Sweden

Wind turbines kill tens of thousands of bats every year and Sweden is now weighing a solution where the turbines are shut off during still summer nights.

Halting Swedish wind turbines at still summer nights would save almost all of the tens of thousands of bats killed by the rotating blades every year.

Every turbine kills 10-15 bats annually on average as the creatures are struck when they hunt insects attracted by the spinning unit, according to a  study by Sweden's Energy and Environmental Protection agencies. Halting turbines on summer nights when winds are low would save most of the bats without a significant loss in renewable generation.

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