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Wind energy a big part of solving climate change challenges, not biggest threat to birds

By neglecting to discuss the main threat to the biodiversity on this planet – climate change – the recent article by Associated Press reporter Dina Cappiello (“Wind farms get pass,“ May 14) offered an incomplete analysis of the interaction between wind power and wildlife. As a non-polluting electricity source, wind energy is one of the … Continue reading Wind energy a big part of solving climate change challenges, not biggest threat to birds

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Spectator (U.K.) overlooks facts on wind power and wildlife

The Spectator, a U.K. newspaper, recently carried an article that misrepresented wind power’s effects on wildlife.   First, the Spectator article begins by citing, without question, a recent negative report on wind turbine design from the deceptively named U.K. anti-wind group Renewable Energy Policy Foundation. While the report merits little attention because of its source, … Continue reading Spectator (U.K.) overlooks facts on wind power and wildlife

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Wind-wildlife meeting highlights wind energy industry’s proactive approach

The nation’s leading scientists on wind energy and wildlife convened last week in Denver, Colo., for the ninth biennial Wind Wildlife Research Meeting to share their latest findings and evaluate progress in understanding and addressing wind energy’s potential impacts on wildlife and wildlife habitat. The meeting was co-hosted by the American Wind Wildlife Institute (AWWI) … Continue reading Wind-wildlife meeting highlights wind energy industry’s proactive approach

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Wind Energy Working to Protect Birds, Bats and Wildlife

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) reaffirmed the wind energy industry’s commitment to respecting and protecting wildlife habitat and the environment in the wake of the release of the Ontario Environmental Commissioner’s Annual Report Part II. Indeed, the wind energy industry globally and here in Ontario has a strong track record of partnering with academic … Continue reading Wind Energy Working to Protect Birds, Bats and Wildlife

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NWCC Sage-Grouse Research Collaborative Awards $533,500 in Funding for Research in 2012

EVWIND   After a successful year of research at three sites to examine the potential impacts of wind energy development on sage-grouse, the National Wind Coordinating Collaborative (NWCC) Sage-Grouse Research Collaborative has awarded a total of $533,500 to continue the research in 2012. These funds will support continuing research for the following two projects: • … Continue reading NWCC Sage-Grouse Research Collaborative Awards $533,500 in Funding for Research in 2012

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