Environmental groups and wind developers launch joint initiative

North American Windpower reported on the launch of a major environmental initiative by mainstream environmental groups and leading wind developers.

Per the wind industry magazine, the American Wind Wildlife Institute (whose website is set to launch 11/20)

will begin with an operating budget of $3 million for its first two years. To carry out its mission, AWWI will focus on conducting research, promoting sustainable development, funding biodiversity protection and educating the public about the interplay between wildlife and wind turbines.

AWWI members include:

Wind developers
AES Wind Energy
Babcock & Brown
BP Alternative Energy
Clipper Windpower
GE Wind Energy
Horizon Wind Energy
Iberdrola Renewables
Nordic Windpower
NRG Systems
Renewable Energy Systems Americas
Vestas Americas

as well as the following environmental groups:
Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
Environmental Defense Fund
National Audubon Society
Natural Resources Defense Council
The Nature Conservancy
The Sierra Club
Union of Concerned Scientists

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