Wind Power and the Environment
STATEMENT BY THE AMERICAN WIND ENERGY ASSOCIATION
ON THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES’ REPORT ON
WIND ENERGY’S IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT
AWEA urges Academy to conduct study of all energy sources
The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today responded to the findings of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) report on the benefits and impacts of wind energy in the Mid-Atlantic region.
According to AWEA’s Executive Director Randall Swisher, “The report verifies the fact that wind energy development’s overall impact on birds is extremely low compared with many other human-related activities. More than a thousand times as many birds are killed flying into buildings, for example, than wind turbines.”
[The report found that in 2003, for example, wind turbines accounted for 0.003% of human-related bird deaths, or 3 of every 100,000.]
Full statement here.
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