American wind power is a clean energy source, one of the most compatible with wildlife. Expanding the use of wind power improves environmental conditions for wildlife because wind power has none of the harmful emissions, water use, mining, drilling and hazardous waste of other energy sources. Even so, AWEA and the wind energy industry are committed to proactively reducing its already low impacts on the surrounding environment.
Experts from the energy and environmental sectors explain the industry's commitment to the coexistence of wind and wildlife. The wind industry has fewer impacts on the environment than all other sources of energy and it continues to set the example for how energy production and wildlife can continue to coexist.
This issue is in the public view because of NBC's Nightly News feature on efforts to repower older wind turbines in California to reduce their impacts on birds.
Click here to view our video on "Wind power's commitment to wildlife." You can also find it on www.awea.org from the drop down menu that says, "click to view the latest video."