29 Apr '12, 12pm

v @InvasiveNotes: v @KyleCrider USF&WS Voluntary Land-Based Wind Energy Guidelines. Interstate Renewable Energy Council

On March 23, 2012, the United States Department of Interior’s Fish and Wildlife Service released their Land-Based Wind Energy Guidelines , a voluntary approach to minimize the impacts on wildlife and their habitat, when siting a wind turbine. While these Guidelines are mainly geared towards utility-scale wind farms, sections are designed to cover all sizes of installations. To quote the Distributed Wind Energy Association (DWEA), “The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced its final wind siting guidelines. They now clearly differentiate between distributed and community wind and larger wind projects. This change is due to DWEA’s extensive advocacy in prior months. We put this issue on the map, as they say. We worked with the Department of Interior, Congress and numerous other stakeholders to educate them about our industry and get buy in for an alternative approach.” The S...

Full article: http://www.irecusa.org/2012/04/us-fish-and-wildlife-servi...

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