Impacts of Wind Energy Facilities on Wildlife and Wildlife Habitat

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Arnett, E.; Inkley, D.; Johnson, D.; Larkin, R.; Manville, A.; Mason, R.; Strickland, M.; Thresher, R. (2007). Impacts of Wind Energy Facilities on Wildlife and Wildlife Habitat. Report by Bat Conservation International, Illinois Natural History Survey, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), National Wildlife Federation, Nevada Department of Wildlife, North American Grouse Partnership, Texas A&M University, University of Minnesota, US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), US Geological Survey (USGS), and Western Ecosystems Technology Inc (WEST). pp 54.
Abstract: 

Development of wind power offers promise of contributing to renewable energy portfolios to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from carbon-based sources, which contribute to accelerating climate change. This report summarizes information on the impacts of wind energy facilities on wildlife and wildlife habitat, including state and federal permitting processes, wildlife fatality, habitat loss and modification, animal displacement and fragmentation, offshore development, and issues surrounding monitoring and research methodology, including the use of technological tools.

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