Putting Aeolus to Work Without the Death Toll: Federal Wind Farm Siting Guidelines Can Mitigate Avian and Chiropteran Mortality

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Title: Putting Aeolus to Work Without the Death Toll: Federal Wind Farm Siting Guidelines Can Mitigate Avian and Chiropteran Mortality
Author: Mensing, Blake M.
Abstract: Wind energy will undoubtedly be a part of America’s future, and this Article examines a set of federal guidelines for siting wind farms. The Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee Guidelines (WTGAC Guidelines) use an iterative decision-making process to help site wind farms while minimizing the negative impacts to avian and chiropteran species. In particular, the Guidelines provide a head start on the data collection necessary for compliance with the Endangered Species Act and the National Environmental Policy Act.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1794/12247
Date: 2012


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