Success through unprecedented collaboration
AWWI was founded in 2008 by leaders from the wind industry and conservation and science organizations with the vision of achieving wind energy’s full conservation potential through sound science and collaboration. AWWI’s Founding Partners provided expertise and financial backing to build a new, independent organization to carry out this vision.
In 2021, the AWWI Board approved an expansion of our work to include solar energy, wildlife, and related natural resources in addition to wind energy and wildlife. Recognizing the important role solar energy has in achieving net-zero carbon goals, the American Wind Wildlife Institute became the Renewable Energy Wildlife Institute in 2022.
In Their Words: Founders’ Voices
Hear, in their words, the story of AWWI’s genesis, and the vision, importance, and impact of this historic partnership
Formerly Sierra Club
Formerly Avangrid Renewables
Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
Formerly RES Americas
Formerly NRG Systems
Formerly Audubon Dakota
Formerly Natural Resources Defense Council
Peter Frumhoff, Ph.D.
Union of Concerned Scientists
Founding Executive Director of AWWI
Formerly The Nature Conservancy