All posts tagged "Eagles"

  • Fact Check
    The truth about wind power

    The wind energy industry is bringing billions in private investment, and tens of thousands of well-paying jobs,...

  • Fact Check
    Fact Check: Wind energy and eagles can successfully coexist

    Through a legacy of care, the U.S. wind industry has worked hard to minimize its impacts on...

  • Fact Check
    Fact Check: FWS eagle take permit applies to number of different industries

    While the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) works to finalize plans to update its eagle take...

  • Wildlife
    Some basic facts about wind power and wildlife

    Wind energy has the lowest environmental impacts of any source of electricity generation, with modern wind power...

  • Uncategorized
    What AP left out of its latest story on eagles and wind power

    As with previous coverage by Associated Press’s Dina Cappiello on eagles and wind energy, critical context about...

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    Fact check: FOX News article fails to put wind development in context

    A recent article on the FOX News website painted a very one-sided picture of wind energy generation’s impact on bird populations. Quoting long-time anti-wind columnist Robert Bryce, the article recycled many inaccurate and previously refuted statements on the impact of wind power development on wildlife populations. Also, contrary to the article’s assertions,...

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    American Wind Wildlife Institute releases white paper on eagles and wind power

    This week the American Wind Wildlife Institute (AWWI) released a white paper on eagles and wind power entitled “Eagles and Wind Energy: Identifying Research Priorities.”  AWWI brings together leading conservation organizations, the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, and members of the wind industry including AWEA to invest in strategies and tools...

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    The Fish & Wildlife Eagle Permit Rule: Our perspective

    In the past few days, several news sources have carried stories about the developer of a proposed wind farm seeking an "incidental take permit" for golden eagles. Here are some important facts people should know about this issue, and about the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's Eagle Permit Rule: Wind power is...

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    News story draws questionable conclusions from eagle collisions with old turbines

    A story in today's Los Angeles Times uses the long-known phenomenon of golden eagle collisions with wind turbines in California's Altamont Pass to attempt to raise doubts about the state's recently passed Renewable Portfolio Standard, which requires utilities to obtain 33% of their electricity from renewable energy sources by 2020.  Readers of...

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    Wind developer launches intensive avian monitoring program

    As part of its ongoing efforts to develop an environmentally responsible wind energy project, Power Company of Wyoming, LLC,  (PCW) said last week that it has started an intensive avian monitoring program at its proposed wind project site. A sophisticated avian radar system was installed in March on the Overland Trail Cattle...

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