Wind Wildlife Research Meeting XIV Proceedings

Hatchet Ridge, Pattern Energy

The anticipated build-out of renewable energy development over the next 10 to 15 years is staggering, presenting both challenges and barriers in the path toward mitigating climate change through an energy transition that simultaneously facilitates wildlife conservation. Solving this immense challenge will require work across sectors to identify and evaluate solutions. These proceedings document current research pertaining to wind energy-related wildlife impacts from collision and displacement; the cumulative and potential population-level effects from both climate change and wind energy development; and technological advances to avoid, minimize, and offset these impacts. As the window of opportunity to prevent the most catastrophic consequences of climate change narrows, these proceedings reflect discussions among stakeholders – scientists, government wildlife agencies, wind energy developers, and conservation organizations – who are working to understand and develop solutions to mitigate risk to wildlife from wind, on and offshore, as we work to meet renewable energy targets to mitigate climate change.

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Disclaimer: Some of the presentations described in the Proceedings of the 14th Wind Wildlife Research Meeting may have been peer-reviewed independent of this meeting, but results should be considered preliminary. This document may be cited, although communication with the author before doing so is highly recommended to ensure that the information cited is current.
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