A Groundbreaking Collaboration
We are a partnership of leaders in industry, wildlife management agencies, and science and conservation organizations who collaborate on a shared mission:
To facilitate timely and responsible development of wind and solar energy while protecting wildlife and wildlife habitat.
Enabling Sustainable Results
REWI uses novel approaches to assess risk and reduce uncertainty. This informs permitting, siting, and operation to advance renewable energy and improve conservation.
Technology makes it possible to minimize impacts on wildlife. Collaborative research identifies priorities and informs best practices to avoid, minimize, and offset impacts.
Through outreach and collaboration, REWI shares the latest research and helps partners implement renewable energy-wildlife solutions.
In late 2021, the Wind Wildlife Research Fund Advisory Council voted to expand its research scope to include solar power and wildlife research topics and projects. Reflecting new, broadening research priorities, the Advisory Council renamed the research funding body to Renewable Energy Wildlife Research Fund. By addressing top renewable-wildlife research priorities, the Fund ensures that wind and solar energy development, wildlife, and related natural resource protection go hand-in-hand.
NextEra Energy Resources
Washington, D.C., January 18, 2022– Founded in 2008, the American Wind Wildlife Institute (AWWI) has been instrumental in advancing the science regarding how wind energy affects wildlife and habitat. Today, the organization is re-launching itself as the Renewable Energy Wildlife Institute (REWI, pronounced ree-Y), to reflect a newly expanded scope that now includes solar.