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Bats and Wind Turbines: New Study Underscores Threat to Migratory Bats and Importance of Solutions to Avoid and Reduce Impacts

(February 24, 2017) A study published in Biological Conservation warns that, in the absence of conservation measures, wind energy development may pose a substantial threat to migratory bats in North America – underscoring the importance of the collaborative work on solutions that is already under way. “Our estimates about the potential population-level threats from wind......

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AWWI’s 2017 Priorities: Advancing Wind-Wildlife Solutions Through Strategic Program Investments

(February 7, 2017) The American Wind Wildlife Institute (AWWI) is moving ahead with our 2017 program – increasing investment in technology verification, a new focus on bats, and the American Wind Wildlife Information Center (AWWIC), among other top priorities. AWWI’s technology verification program is bigger than ever, having been selected for negotiations for two funding......

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AWWI Announces 2017 Board Leadership

(January 11, 2017) The American Wind Wildlife Institute (AWWI), a collaborative partnership of leaders in the wind energy industry, wildlife management agencies, and science and environmental organizations, is pleased to announce the election of Tim Hayes as Chair and Jim Murphy as Vice-Chair of AWWI’s 2017 Board of Directors. Mr. Hayes is the Environmental Director......

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AWWI Hosts Record-Setting Wind Wildlife Research Meeting

(December 2, 2016) The American Wind Wildlife Institute (AWWI) hosted the 11th biennial NWCC Wind Wildlife Research Meeting last week in Broomfield, CO. This year’s meeting set a record for attendance, with over 400 registrants representing the wind industry, consulting sector, federal and state agencies, academia, and conservation organizations. “Our dedication to improving knowledge and......

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New Online Library Makes Wind-Wildlife Research Easily Accessible

(November 28, 2016) The American Wind Wildlife Institute (AWWI) today launched an online public Documents Library that makes it easy for researchers and for the public to look up existing wind-wildlife research. “We are delighted to announce that the AWWIC searchable library is now open,” said AWWI Executive Director Abby Arnold. “This online public library is......

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Don’t Miss the November 9 NWCC Webinar on Wind Energy and Sage-Grouse, Organized by AWWI

(October 20, 2016) Join the upcoming NWCC Webinar, organized by AWWI, to hear results from the two research projects overseen by the NWCC Sage-Grouse Research Collaborative....

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Events

Mar
1
Wed
Interactions between Wind Turbines and Wildlife Webinar
Mar 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

AWWI’s Taber Allison will be the featured speaker on a webinar organized by the Northeast Wind Resource Center (NWRC), which is managed by Clean Energy Group with participation from Sustainable Energy Advantage and the Maine Ocean & Wind Industry Initiative. The Energy Department provides funding support for the NWRC.

Taber will describe the current state of knowledge of wind turbine interactions with wildlife and the key issues discussed at the December 2016 National Wind Coordinating Collaborative Wind Wildlife Research Meeting.

Register for the webinar.

Mar
20
Mon
AWEA Siting & Environmental Conference – Pre-Conference Seminar: Advancing Wildlife Impact Minimization Technologies
Mar 20 @ 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm

AWEA Wind Project Siting & Environmental Compliance Conference 2017

Pre-Conference Seminar: Advancing Wildlife Impact Minimization Technologies

Purpose:

  • Discuss promising, early-stage concepts and technologies, and what is needed to foster their advancement
  • Discuss lessons learned where wildlife detection and deterrent technology components have been integrated and implemented, taking into account previous topical discussions
  • Develop pathways to increasing development, use, and support for minimization technologies

Click here to see the full agenda.

Mar
21
Tue
AWEA Wind Project Siting & Environmental Compliance Conference 2017
Mar 21 @ 3:52 pm – Mar 22 @ 4:52 pm
Sep
6
Wed
Conference on Wind Energy and Wildlife Impacts @ Estoril Congress Centre
Sep 6 @ 3:51 pm – Sep 8 @ 4:51 pm

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