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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.

Date added:  August 2, 2023
Texas, WildlifePrint storyE-mail story

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

Author:  Stevens, T.K.; Hale, A.M.; Karsten, K.B.; and Bennett, V.J.

Abstract – Wind energy development is rapidly increasing within breeding and wintering ranges of many grassland birds in North America. Despite recognized environmental benefits of such development, wind farms have the potential to negatively impact bird communities. Using an area-search method, we surveyed grassland birds within a matrix of pastures, hay fields, and agricultural lands at a wind facility in north-central Texas during the winters of 2009/10 and 2010/11. We used binary logistic regression to examine the effect of distance from . . .

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Date added:  July 4, 2023
Economics, U.S.Print storyE-mail story

Comments of Independent Ratepayer Advocates

Author:  Stacy, Tom; and Taylor, George

Before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission— Modernizing Wholesale Electricity, Docket No. AD21-10-000 We offer comments here primarily to the Commission’s April 21, 2022 Order Directing Reports because the Order appears to focus on seeking supply solutions to the expensive and avoidable supply side problems of Variable Energy Resources (VERs) instead of focusing on the interests of consumers by leveling and broadening the venues in which generating resources compete and cooperate. … We wish to emphasize the importance of resource cooperation. Requiring . . .

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Date added:  June 9, 2023
Environment, Human rights, India, Mexico, Mozambique, SpainPrint storyE-mail story

Peasant Studies

Articles from The Journal of Peasant Studies Book review: Power struggles: dignity, value, and the renewable energy frontier in Spain Gavin Smith May 4, 2020 doi:10.1080/03066150.2020.1745391 [download pdf] After years in which nobody showed any interest, at last now as we enter the second decade of an apocalyptic century, the world’s fifth largest oil company is to address the energy transition. And they are going to do it by casting off the past and creating a new future with the . . .

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Date added:  May 31, 2023
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Terms and Conditions for Environmental Assessment Approval

Author:  Department of Environment and Climate Change, Nova Scotia

Wedgeport Wind Farm Project – Wedgeport Wind Farm GP Inc., Elemental Energy Renewables Inc., Stevens Wind Ltd. and Sipekne’katik First Nation, carrying on business as Wedgeport Wind Farm Limited Partnership – Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia – download PDF Higgins Mountain Wind Farm Project – Higgins Mountain Wind Farm Limited Partnership – Cumberland and Colchester Counties, Nova Scotia – download PDF Mersey River Wind Farm – Mersey River Wind Inc. – Queens County, Nova Scotia – download PDF 4 Project Design and Operation Prior to road construction and/or upgrades, the . . .

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