About National Wind Watch
National Wind Watch® (NWW) supports groups and individuals working to save rural and wild places from heedless industrial wind energy development. Through its web site, NWW promotes awareness of and documents the negative impacts of industrial-scale wind turbines on the environment, economy, and quality of life. National Wind Watch is a U.S. 501(c)(3) charitable corporation.
Energy security and the need to reduce pollutants and excess greenhouse gas emissions are serious issues. Therefore, people should not be distracted by symbolic or “feel-good“ gestures that fail to meaningfully address these issues and in fact do substantial harm. NWW advocates an intellectually honest assessment of the benefits and costs of industrial wind development. The objective is to be a resource of information and assistance for individuals and local groups seeking the facts about industrial wind power that are not provided by the industry and its promoters.
NWW maintains nonpartisanship regarding both politics and other sources of energy. Its policy has been to resist advocating for other sources to focus on the impacts of industrial-scale wind, and NWW recognizes that both opposition to and support for wind energy span the political and cultural spectra. Board members are bound by a conflict-of-interest policy.
Most of the material on this web site does not originate from NWW itself; it is presented without commentary, and the sources are provided. They do not necessarily reflect the views of NWW. News items and documents are chosen to provide a central reference library of material that is not usually publicized by the industry and its supporters.
The main web site’s continually updated news, documents, pictures, and alerts are also available for mobile devices via an Android app (“Wind Watch News”), a Kindle app (“Wind Energy News”), Apple News (“National Wind Watch”) for iPhone and iPad, Google Newsstand (via Android or iOS app), Facebook, Twitter, and subscription to a daily e-mail.
National Wind Watch provides a means for diverse groups fighting inappropriate wind energy projects to share information and strengthen each other. All of the work for NWW is by unpaid volunteers with many other demands on their time and resources but who consider this effort an important contribution to protecting our world.
NWW receives no support from any industry or political interests. Funding comes only from concerned individuals, representing a broad range of perspectives but united in recognizing industrial wind as destructive and a false solution.
All contributions are tax deductible.
See the FAQ about NWW for more information.
In May 2005, citizens, including environmentalists and energy experts, from ten states representing several regions of the U.S. met to share their concerns about the risks and related impacts of industrial wind power. National Wind Watch emerged from that conference with the goals of providing a central resource of information to counter predominantly positive reporting about industrial wind power and helping to increase communication among “wind warriors”.
“Wind Watch” is a registered trademark of National Wind Watch, Inc.