Wind Energy and Wildlife Program

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REWI’s National Wind Wildlife Research Plan details our priority areas of research to achieve key outcomes for wind energy development and wildlife conservation.

Research Priorities

REWI worked with a diverse range of experts to identify areas of research for our focus in 2020 through 2023 to achieve key outcomes for wind energy development and wildlife conservation.

Our National Wind Wildlife Research Plan details these priorities, and highlights further work needed to ensure wind energy achieves its full conservation potential.

Our Wind Programs

AWWIC

The American Wind Wildlife Information Center (AWWIC), the most comprehensive post-construction fatality database in the U.S., is helping us understand collision fatality risk for birds and bats.

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Technology Innovation

The Technology Innovation program is a catalyst and expert forum for the development and evaluation of advanced technologies that are making it possible to minimize impacts. 

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Mitigation

Collaborative research informs siting and best practices for avoiding and minimizing impacts. REWI is developing new compensatory mitigation options for when impacts are unavoidable.

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REWI produces results that are making it possible to solve wind-wildlife challenges

Guide to Wind Energy & Wildlife

Wind energy is a key component of a low-carbon future. Like all power sources, it can have adverse impacts to wildlife. This guide summarizes what we know about developing onshore wind energy in the U.S. while protecting wildlife and their habitats.