All posts tagged "wildlife"

  • Uncategorized
    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...

  • Uncategorized
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, AWEA, Wind Developers Sign Agreement to Promote Endangered Species Conservation

    News Release from U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service – April 18, 2011  Georgia Parham (USFWS) 812”334”4261 x 1203, Georgia_Parham@fws.gov  Ellen Carey (AWEA), 202”249”7357 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, AWEA, Wind Developers Sign Agreement to Promote Endangered Species Conservation  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and wind energy industry companies, along with AWEA,...

  • Uncategorized
    Wind industry backs research on bat concerns including White-Nose Syndrome

    Time magazine's blog has a short piece today on the economic impact from White-Nose Syndrome (WNS), the fungal disease that has been devastating colonies of bats in the Northeastern U.S. The article correctly notes that bats have an important role in agriculture, because of the fact that they consume billions of insect...

  • Uncategorized
    Wind turbine bird threat modest

    The science of avian collisions with wind turbines continues to demonstrate, despite the concerns of some conservation groups, that the threat to birds from turbines is modest compared with other human structures and activities. A recent paper by Kerlinger et al appearing in The Wilson Journal of Ornithology examines the effect of...

  • Uncategorized
    Editorial: How serious is threat to birds?

    "Wind farm sites are checked by experts and conservationists to determine their possible impact on the environment, including local and migratory birds, according to officials with the Nebraska Public Power District and Mid-American Energy Co. An NPPD spokesman said the utility monitors bird kills at its wind sites but hasnʼt seen anything...

  • Uncategorized
    Wind energy and birds: No double standard

    Recently, the Wall Street Journal reprinted an opinion article titled "Windmills Are Killing Our Birds," by Robert Bryce. (It was the second anti-wind item from Mr. Bryce that has turned up in the Journal in the past few weeks—our response to the earlier one is here.) Briefly, Mr. Bryce’s most recent argument...

  • Uncategorized
    Wind-wildlife group names first president

    The American Wind Wildlife Institute (AWWI), a national organization committed to responsible wind development as well as wildlife protection, has chosen Kraig Butrum to serve as its first President. Mr. Butrum has 25 years' experience in nonprofit organizations, including the National Park Foundation and Conservation International. “The time is now for America...

Into the Wind provides the latest news and expert opinion from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).

1501 M Street, NW, Suite 900 | Washington, DC 20005

Phone: 202.383.2500 | Fax: 202.383.2505

Sitemap | Privacy | Terms of Use

Copyright 2017 American Wind Energy Association. All Rights Reserved.