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Win-win for wind and wildlife: a vision to facilitate sustainable development.

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2011

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Kiesecker, Joseph M, Evans, Jeffrey S, Fargione, Joe, Doherty, Kevin, Foresman, Kerry R, Kunz, Thomas H, Naugle, Dave, Nibbelink, Nathan P, and Niemuth, Neal D, 2011, Win-win for wind and wildlife: a vision to facilitate sustainable development.: PloS one, v. 6, iss. 4, e17566 p.

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Wind energy offers the potential to reduce carbon emissions while increasing energy independence and bolstering economic development. However, wind energy has a larger land footprint per Gigawatt (GW) than most other forms of energy production, making appropriate siting and mitigation particularly important. Species that require large unfragmented habitats and those known to avoid vertical structures are particularly at risk from wind development. Developing energy on disturbed lands rather than placing new developments within large and intact habitats would reduce cumulative impacts to wildlife. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that it will take 241 GW of terrestrial based wind development on approximately 5 million hectares [...]

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