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Unless indicated otherwise, documents presented here are not the product of nor are they necessarily endorsed by National Wind Watch. These resource documents are shared here to assist anyone wishing to research the issue of industrial wind power and the impacts of its development. The information should be evaluated by each reader to come to their own conclusions about the many areas of debate. • The copyrights reside with the sources indicated. As part of its noncommercial educational effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations.

Commercial wind turbines and residential home values: New evidence from the universe of land-based wind projects in the United States 

Authors:  | U.S.

Categories:  U.S.

Potential Hydrodynamic Impacts of Offshore Wind Energy on Nantucket Shoals Regional Ecology: An Evaluation from Wind to Whales 

Authors:  | Environment, Massachusetts, Wildlife

Categories:  Environment, Massachusetts, Wildlife

Noise pollution from wind turbines and its effects on wildlife: A cross-national analysis of current policies and planning regulations 

Authors:  | California, Germany, Israel, Regulations, Siting, Wildlife

Categories:  California, Germany, Israel, Regulations, Siting, Wildlife

Evidence that offshore wind energy vessel surveys are the cause of the recent New Jersey whale and dolphin deaths 

Authors:  | New Jersey, Wildlife

Categories:  New Jersey, Wildlife

Windpower and Whales 

Authors:  | Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Wildlife

Categories:  Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Wildlife

Gone with the wind? Wind farm–induced wakes and regulatory gaps 

Authors:  | Denmark, Law, Norway, Technology

Categories:  Denmark, Law, Norway, Technology

Federal Financial Interventions and Subsidies in Energy in Fiscal Years 2016–2022 

Authors:  | U.S.

Categories:  U.S.

Direct Federal Financial Interventions and Subsidies in Energy in Fiscal Year 2016 

Authors:  | U.S.

Categories:  U.S.

Key environmental factors for offshore windfarm environmental impact assessment 

Authors:  | Australia, Economics, Environment, Noise, Wildlife | Australia, Economics, Environment, Noise, Wildlife

Categories:  Australia, Economics, Environment, Noise, Wildlife

Floating offshore wind farms in Mediterranean marine protected areas: a cautionary tale 

Authors:  | Spain

Categories:  Spain

High Bat Fatality Rates Estimated at Wind Farms in Southern Spain 

Authors:  | Spain, Wildlife

Categories:  Spain, Wildlife

General Specification V112–3.0 MW 

Authors:  | Technology

Categories:  Technology

Whales stop singing and rock lobsters lose their balance: how seismic surveys can harm marine life 

Authors:  | Australia, Noise, Wildlife

Categories:  Australia, Noise, Wildlife

Environmental Impact Assessment of Sacrificial Anode Method in Taiwan Strait 

Authors:  | Environment, Taiwan, Technology

Categories:  Environment, Taiwan, Technology

Evaluation of risk perception related with environmental noise among residents living in different vicinities of wind turbines 

Authors:  | Turkey

Categories:  Turkey

Projected cross-shore changes in upwelling induced by offshore wind farm development along the California coast 

Authors:  | California

Categories:  California

Wind farm and solar park effects on plant–soil carbon cycling: uncertain impacts of changes in ground-level microclimate 

Authors:  | Environment, Meteorology

Categories:  Environment, Meteorology

Estimating habitat loss due to wind turbine avoidance by bats: Implications for European siting guidance 

Authors:  | France

Categories:  France

Wildlife and infrastructure: impact of wind turbines on bats in the Black Sea coast region 

Authors:  | Belarus, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, Wildlife

Categories:  Belarus, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, Wildlife

An analysis of displacement from wind turbines in a wintering grassland bird community 

Authors:  | Texas, Wildlife

Categories:  Texas, Wildlife

Bat Mortality at Wind Turbines in Northwestern Europe 

Authors:  | Europe, Wildlife

Categories:  Europe, Wildlife

Vibrational noise from wind energy turbines negatively impacts earthworm abundance 

Authors:  | Environment, Netherlands, Wildlife

Categories:  Environment, Netherlands, Wildlife

Debunking the claim that “solar and wind are cheaper than fossil fuels” 

Authors:  | Economics

Categories:  Economics

Bisphenol A Pollution from Wind Turbines 

Authors:  | Environment, Health, U.K., Videos, Wildlife

Categories:  Environment, Health, U.K., Videos, Wildlife

“We have been invaded”: Wind energy sacrifice zones in Åfjord Municipality and their implications for Norway 

Authors:  | Environment, Human rights, Norway

Categories:  Environment, Human rights, Norway

Comments of Independent Ratepayer Advocates 

Authors:  | Economics, U.S.

Categories:  Economics, U.S.

Energy development on your land? Don’t throw caution to the wind 

Authors:  | Australia, Contracts

Categories:  Australia, Contracts

Educating the Lawyers Series 

Authors:  | Australia, Health, Law, Noise, Wildlife

Categories:  Australia, Health, Law, Noise, Wildlife

End the “Green” Delusions: Industrial-Scale Renewable Energy Is Fossil Fuel+ 

Authors:  | Environment, Human rights

Categories:  Environment, Human rights

Peasant Studies 

Categories:  Environment, Human rights, India, Mexico, Mozambique, Spain

Terms and Conditions for Environmental Assessment Approval 

Authors:  | Nova Scotia, Regulations

Categories:  Nova Scotia, Regulations

Offshore reference pages: NOAA and BOEM 

Authors:  | U.S. | U.S.

Categories:  U.S.

Wind farms dry surface soil in temporal and spatial variation 

Authors:  | China, Environment, Meteorology

Categories:  China, Environment, Meteorology

Comment lutter contre un projet éolien [How to fight against a wind project] 

Authors:  | France

Categories:  France

Seasonal patterns of bird and bat collision fatalities at wind turbines 

Authors:  | U.S., Wildlife

Categories:  U.S., Wildlife

Taking the Wind Out of Climate Change 

Authors:  | Emissions

Categories:  Emissions

Wind law and negotiations from a landowner’s perspective 

Authors:  | Contracts, Oklahoma

Categories:  Contracts, Oklahoma

Wind Power: A Lawyer’s Guide to Representing Landowners 

Authors:  | Contracts

Categories:  Contracts

Landowners Guide: Do I Have a Wind Developer Contract Unknowingly? 

Authors:  | Contracts, U.S.

Categories:  Contracts, U.S.

Störungs- und Unfallereignissen an Windkraftanlagen 

Authors:  | Germany, Technology

Categories:  Germany, Technology

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