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Solving Wind-Wildlife Challenges for a Sustainable Energy Future

A Challenge …

With over 120 gigawatts installed in the U.S., wind energy continues to expand, providing jobs, energy security, and helping reduce emissions. Like all forms of energy production, wind can pose some risks to wildlife. There is a need to accurately assess these risks and produce cost-effective, science-based solutions.

… That We Can Solve

Through collaboration and credible science, AWWI and partners are developing solutions to pave the way for a sustainable, clean energy future where wind energy and wildlife can both thrive.

1,270

Reports in AWWI's searchable Documents Library

43

Number of companies and organizations that support and partner with AWWI

43+

Number of technologies being developed worldwide intended to avoid and minimize collisions

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A Groundbreaking Collaboration

We are a partnership of leaders in the wind industry, wildlife management agencies, and science and conservation organizations who collaborate on a shared mission:

To facilitate timely and responsible development of wind energy while protecting wildlife and wildlife habitat.

AWWI Partners

Enabling Sustainable Results

Study

AWWI uses novel approaches to assess risk and reduce uncertainty. This informs permitting, siting, and operation to advance wind energy and improve conservation.

Solve

Technology makes it possible to minimize impacts to birds and bats. Collaborative research identifies priorities and informs best practices to avoid, minimize, and offset impacts.

Act

Through outreach and collaboration, AWWI shares the latest research and helps partners implement wind-wildlife solutions.

Guide to Wind Energy & Wildlife

AWWI synthesizes the latest information to provide a summary of what we know about developing onshore wind energy in the U.S. while protecting wildlife and their habitats.

EXPLORE THE ALL NEW GUIDE

AWWI presents the inaugural Solar Symposium, December 1-3, 2021. The virtual Symposium will convene experts and stakeholders from across sectors to review the state of the science for solar power and wildlife/natural resource and identify research gaps and priority questions.

Career Opportunity

AWWI is Hiring!

We are seeking experienced candidates for a Project Manager and a Solar/Wind Energy Wildlife Scientist to join AWWI’s dynamic team. Both positions will support AWWI’s work in developing science, tools, and strategies for renewable energy siting and operations that minimize impacts to wildlife and wildlife habitat.

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Report

New Fund Publication on Bat Mortality and Acoustic Activity is Now Available!

A proof-of-concept study supported by the Wind Wildlife Research Fund explored the development of decision support tools that could inform targeted, proactive curtailment using regional-scale variables to predict increases in bat presence and collision risk.

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Progress Report

AWWI 2019-2020 Progress Report

Every other year, AWWI reports on our progress and shares accomplishments and milestones. These successes are possible thanks to our dedicated supporters. View our 2019-2020 Progress Report for highlights and milestones from the past two years.

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