All posts tagged "wildlife"

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    118 sportsmen’s and conservation groups urge Congress to extend wind tax credits

    New ad says spurring clean energy requires certainty in tax policy Congress should extend critical tax incentives that encourage renewable energy production and energy efficiency, 118 sportsmen’s, business and conservation groups from all over the U.S. urged in a letter to Congress yesterday. The letter, with a list of sponsors, also appeared...

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    Wind-wildlife meeting highlights wind 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...

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    Fact check: CFACT’s Driessen off base in attacking clean energy

    The Washington Times ran an op-ed recently by Paul Driessen of the misnamed Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT), a fossil-fuel funded group, commenting on what the re-election of President Obama means for America’s energy future. Mr. Driessen paints a dubious picture of the type of energy policy America needs, wants, and–now...

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    Fact check: Voice of America article on wind and birds lacks context

    Voice of America carried an article on wind, birds and bats recently that unfortunately veered toward the sensational, focusing on lawsuits by environmental groups and failing to provide balance and factual context. What was missing? Wind farms are not a major source of bird fatalities. The wind power industry regrets the fact...

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    Wind Energy and Wildlife

    Wind Industry Takes Proactive Approach While wind energy is a clean, inexhaustible, homegrown source of energy that...

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    Fact check: Bryce missteps on wind and birds

    Robert Bryce, of the fossil-fuel-funded Manhattan Institute, had another attack on wind in the Wall Street Journal yesterday.  The following was posted as a comment. Despite the attacks penned by Mr. Bryce, the fact remains that the wind industry maintains a positive, proactive approach to protecting wildlife. In fact, the US Fish...

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    Wind power’s impact on birds: modest

    A bird conservation group recently said it is formally seeking stronger restrictions on wind power from the...

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    Bird fatalities at Laurel Mountain substation

    On Oct. 29, the Charleston (W. Va.) Gazette carried a story concerning a large number of bird fatalities at a West Virginia wind farm.  The following is a letter to the editor from AWEA Director of Siting Policy John Anderson. To the Editor: Regarding your recent story on bird collisions at the...

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    Birds and wind: Bad news leads, good news in weeds

    The Washington Post carried a bad news/good news story on birds and wind power yesterday.  That's always the order of things–as the old newspaper saw puts it succinctly, "If it bleeds, it leads." The headline was a downer, and so were the first six or seven paragraphs.  On the plus side, the...

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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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