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Wind turbines at the Peetz wind farm in northern Colorado; The 29.7 MW Peetz Table Wind Farm in Colorado features 33 NEG Micon turbines

With the Wind Energy Production Tax Credit in Place, AWWI Engages in Ambitious Plan for Wind-Wildlife Solutions in 2016

(February 12, 2016) Read more for highlights of a few of the AWWI products and activities that are helping advance wind energy’s viability and reduce its wildlife impacts. Eagle Conservation and Mitigation Eagles are a priority focus for AWWI. AWWI has in place a comprehensive research framework and program and is developing a targeted Eagle Conservation and......

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AWWI to Hold Forum on Innovative Bat and Raptor Deterrence and Detection Technologies and Chair Panel on Research Priorities at AWEA’s Siting and Environmental Compliance Conference

(February 8, 2016) On March 22, in a special pre-conference forum of the American Wind Energy Associations’ Wind Project Siting and Environmental Compliance Conference, AWWI will host experts from the vendor, industry, government, and scientific communities to discuss the current state of technologies intended to minimize impacts to birds and bats through deterrence and/or detection, and the efforts......

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Webinar on Golden Eagle Conservation and Mitigation Models is Now Available Online

(January 28, 2016) In a webinar presentation on January 27, AWWI’s Director of Research Taber Allison discussed two new models developed for AWWI’s Conservation and Mitigation Toolbox to facilitate wind energy development while conserving eagles. The models quantify the number of eagles saved by voluntary lead abatement and by vehicle collision reduction programs, and support......

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Apex Clean Energy Joins a Vigorous AWWI

(January 20, 2016) AWWI is delighted to welcome Apex Clean Energy as a new AWWI Sustaining Partner in 2016. Apex is an independent renewable energy company that focuses on building utility-scale renewable energy generation facilities, from site origination and financing to turnkey construction and long-term asset management. Headquartered in Charlottesville, Va., the company has a......

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AWWI Announces 2016 Board Leadership

(January 5, 2016) 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 Nathanael Greene as Chair and Tom Hiester as Vice-Chair of AWWI’s 2016 Board of Directors. Mr. Greene is director of the......

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AWWI’s Taber Allison is Elected to the Renewable Energy Working Group of The Wildlife Society

(December 14, 2015) The Wildlife Society, a national organization of wildlife managers and professionals, now counts AWWI’s Director of Research and Evaluation Taber Allison as a Board member of the TWS Renewable Energy Working Group. Dr. Allison was elected to the Board in November 2015. TWS Working Group members focus on wildlife and ecological issues......

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NWCC Webinar: Wind Energy and Greater Sage-Grouse-Sage-Grouse Research Collaborative Results
Nov 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join the upcoming NWCC Webinar, organized by AWWI, to hear results from the two research projects overseen by the NWCC Sage-Grouse Research Collaborative. Click here for more details and to register.

AWEA Wind Energy Fall Symposium
Nov 15 – Nov 17 all-day
Wind Wildlife Research Meeting XI @ Omni Interlocken Hotel
Nov 29 – Dec 2 all-day
Wind Wildlife Research Meeting XI @ TBD

The biennial Wind Wildlife Research Meeting provides an internationally recognized forum for researchers and wind-wildlife stakeholders to hear contributed papers, view research posters, and listen to panels that synthesize the most recent wind power-related wildlife research. Academics, researchers, conservation scientists, consultants, federal and state officials, NGO representatives, and wind industry professionals come together every other year for this unique opportunity. The meeting is organized and presented by the American Wind Wildlife Institute (AWWI).

Visit the meeting website for the latest details.

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

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