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Why AWWI?

Wind Energy and Wildlife. We need both for a healthy, sustainable planet.

AWWI is the driving force behind the innovative solutions and problem-solving we need to remove wind wildlife issues as a barrier to wind deployment.

America must increase use of renewable energy technologies as soon as possible in order to address the onset of global warming. Wind energy is essential to achieving this goal and represents the greatest opportunity to expand new, domestically-generated, renewable energy over the next 20 years.  However, widespread deployment of domestic, onshore wind energy cannot happen overnight. A primary obstacle to scaling this technology is the legitimate concern about impacts to wildlife and their habitats in the siting and operation of wind farms. We must meet these concerns head on – today – if we are to meet the reality of climate change.

Benefits of wind power:

  • U.S. wind resources are sufficient to meet as much as 20% of nation’s demand for electricity by 2030.*
  • Wind is among the cleanest of all electricity producing technologies.  It uses no water and produces no carbon emissions in energy generation.
  • A 25% reduction in CO2 emissions can be achieved by the nation’s electric sector if we scale wind energy to the 20% by 2030 level.*
*Data taken from the Department of Energy’s 20% by 2030 report.  To access the full report, please click here.

When you invest in AWWI, you support:

  • Innovation and Systemic Change – AWWI projects, including policy-relevant research, lead to technological and systemic innovation both in the market place and the policy arena.
  • Education – AWWI informs and educates key decision-makers to improve policy (development and implementation), siting and operations of wind energy, and understanding of real and perceived impacts.
  • New Tools - AWWI tools and management strategies are designed to reduce risk to wildlife, increase certainty around impacts, and equip companies with the tools they need to comply with federal and state guidelines and expand sustainably.

As a result of these efforts, AWWI delivers the following:

  1. Wind companies spend less time caught up in regulation and more time delivering wind energy to the market. and
  2. Conservation stakeholders are protecting precious wildlife resources while also blazing a path forward on renewable energy.

With your support we can make wind energy our go-to clean energy source and aggressively challenge the onset of climate change.

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Please call Lauren Flinn at (202) 448-8780 to make your donation.

Donate by Mail
Please print this PDF, complete the form, and mail to:

American Wind Wildlife Institute
1110 Vermont Ave NW, Suite 950
Washington, DC 20005

The American Wind Wildlife Institute is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization (tax identification number 26-1587829) under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

PayPal Giving Fund 1% Donation Match Campaign
Directions: Click here and search for American Wind Wildlife Institute. By making a donation using PayPal Giving Fund between Tuesday, December 2, 2014 through Wednesday, December 31, 2014, PayPal will match 1% of every donation of $10 USD or more that you make through the PayPal Giving Fund.

In order to receive this Offer you must: a) have a U.S. PayPal account in good standing, and b) complete a minimum $10 USD donation on the PayPal Giving Fund page, designating the charitable organization of your choice, using your PayPal account no later than December 31, 2014 at 11:59:59 PDT.

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AWWI is documenting the impacts of wind energy on wildlife and is creating the cutting edge solutions to minimize those impacts so that wind energy is developed with the very best practices for project siting and operation in and near important wildlife habitat.
Abby Arnold, AWWI Executive Director

Raising All Boats

We also invite you to get to know more about our partner organizations.  AWWI coordinates the wind wildlife efforts of our non-profit partners to develop comprehensive, proactive solutions that will advance wind and minimize impact on wildlife and their habitat.  We applaud these organizations for their leadership – we hope you will also.

To learn more about our NGOs and to support their work on renewable energy and wildlife conservation, please visit their individual web sites by clicking on the links below.

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AWWI’s success is based on wide collaboration with all who hold a stake in the success of wind energy and the protection of wildlife and habitat. By working together, we can move toward a common goal. Here is how you can help:

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Offer your input and ideas to build the AWWI collaboration or support AWWI as a partner organization. To learn more about opportunities to engage with AWWI, contact us.

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Wind Energy and Wildlife. We need both for a healthy, sustainable planet. Your donation will support AWWI’s work which generates technological innovation, policy-relevant science, and outreach and education.

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