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Published on August 21st, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

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Finally!! Someone Explains Wind Energy’s Real Wildlife Connection

August 21st, 2011 by  


OK, it’s mostly folks from the American Wind Energy Association (but also Jack Clarke of Mass Audubon, who inspired my enthusiastic title). But, seriously, they are right on. I almost never even mention the topic of wind turbines’ effect on wildlife,.. because it is so completely obvious. Wind energy is tremendously needed in addressing both global warming pollution and other pollution. Unless we want to go back to a time when we didn’t have electricity at all, it’s sorely needed.

Watch these wind energy experts discuss the wind industry’s relationship to wildlife in the video below.

http://youtu.be/HXoYV74xBQ4

As an American Wind Energy Association representative wrote in an email to me: “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.” 
 





 

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Zach is tryin' to help society help itself (and other species). He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director and chief editor. He's also the president of Important Media and the director/founder of EV Obsession and Solar Love. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, and Canada. Zach has long-term investments in TSLA, FSLR, SPWR, SEDG, & ABB — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in these particular companies and feels like they are good cleantech companies to invest in. But he offers no professional investment advice and would rather not be responsible for you losing money, so don't jump to conclusions.



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