Overview of the U.S. Department of Energy/National Renewable Energy Laboratory avian research program

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As wind energy use continues to expand, concern over the possible impacts of wind farms on birds continues to be an issue. The concern includes two primary areas: the effect of avian mortality on bird populations, and possible litigation over the killing of even one bird if it is protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act or the Endangered Species Act or both. In order to address these concerns, the US Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), working collaboratively with all stakeholders including utilities, environmental groups, consumer advocates, utility regulators, government officials, and the wind ... continued below

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Sinclair, K.C. & Morrison, M.L. June 1, 1997.

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  • Sinclair, K.C. National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States)
  • Morrison, M.L. California State Univ., Sacramento, CA (United States). Dept. of Biological Sciences

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As wind energy use continues to expand, concern over the possible impacts of wind farms on birds continues to be an issue. The concern includes two primary areas: the effect of avian mortality on bird populations, and possible litigation over the killing of even one bird if it is protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act or the Endangered Species Act or both. In order to address these concerns, the US Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), working collaboratively with all stakeholders including utilities, environmental groups, consumer advocates, utility regulators, government officials, and the wind industry, has an active avian-wind power research program. DOE/NREL is conducting and sponsoring research with the expectation of developing solutions to educe or avoid avian mortality due to wind energy development throughout the US. This paper outlines the DOE/NREL approach and summarizes completed, current, and planned projects.

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INIS; OSTI as DE97007004

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  • WindPower `97: annual conference and exhibition of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), Austin, TX (United States), 15-18 Jun 1997

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  • Other: DE97007004
  • Report No.: NREL/CP--440-23115
  • Report No.: CONF-970608--4
  • Grant Number: AC36-83CH10093
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 532517
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc696723

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Sinclair, K.C. & Morrison, M.L. Overview of the U.S. Department of Energy/National Renewable Energy Laboratory avian research program, article, June 1, 1997; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc696723/: accessed August 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.