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Research on the Ecological Impacts of Wind Energy in the Great Lakes Region

Although wind energy has many environmental advantages over carbon-based energy, turbines can have negative ecological impacts. The goals of the Great Lakes Wind Collaborative State of the Science Workshop, and of this short report, is to assess the current state of knowledge of wind energy impacts in the Great Lakes regions, evaluate ways to improve decision-making, and identify future research needs. (PDF, 306 KB)

Other resources

Toolkit for Engaging in Wind Energy at the Local Level in the Great Lakes Region
Comments to BOEM on New York Offshore Wind Energy Environmental Assessment
Audubon California and California Native Plant Society protest of BLM Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan
Audubon California protest of Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan on public lands
Offshore Wind Energy Development and Birds in New York: Managing risk and identifying data gaps