Publication Archive

Wildlife Workgroup Publication Archive

Wind Turbine Interactions with Birds, Bats, and their Habitats: A Summary of Research Results and Priority Questions
Spring 2010
Note: This fact sheet has been updated by AWWI. Click here to view the January 2014 AWWI update.

Wind and Wildlife Key Research Topics
May 2008

Assessing Impacts of Wind-Energy Development on Nocturnally Active Birds and Bats: A Guidance Document
November 2007

Critical Literature Review: Impact of Wind Energy and Related Human Activities on Grassland and Shrub-Steppe Birds
October 2007

Protocol for Investigating Displacement Effects of Wind Facilities on Grassland Songbirds
June 2007

Mitigation Toolbox
May 2007

Wind Turbine Interactions with Birds and Bats: A Summary of Research Results and Remaining Questions
November 2004
Note: This fact sheet has been updated twice since the 2004 version. Click here to view Spring 2010 NWCC update. Click here to view the January 2014 AWWI update.

Avian Collisions with Wind Turbines: A Summary of Existing Studies and Comparisons to Other Sources of Avian Collision Mortality in the United States
August 2001

Studying Wind Energy/Bird Interactions: A Guidance Document
Addendum (published in 2003)
December 1999
Note: This document has been updated.  Click here to view the latest draft.

Wind Energy Issue Papers

  1. The Bennefits of Wind Energy: Brief, Paper
  2. Wind Energy Environmental Issues: Brief, Paper
  3. Siting Issues for Wind Power Plants: Brief, Paper
  4. Wind Energy Resources: Brief, Paper
  5. The Effect of Wind Energy Development on State and Local Economies: Brief, Paper
  6. Utility Procurement of Wind Resources: Brief, Paper
  7. Wind in a Restructured: Brief, Paper
  8. Incorporating Wind into Resources Portfolio: Brief, Paper
  9. Wind Energy Transmission and Utility Integration: Brief A, Brief B, Paper
  10. Wind Performance Characteristics: Brief, Paper
  11. Wind Energy Costs: Brief, Paper

Issue Forums

WPA and NWCC Wind Energy and Economic Development Forum
April 2007 – East Lansing, MI

Wind Partners Coordination
September 2002

New York and Pennsylvania Wind Energy Workshop and Wind Forum
July 2001 – Albany, NY

New England Wind Issues Forum
November 1997 – Boston, Massachusetts

Monthly Updates

2010: NovemberSeptemberJulyJuneMayAprilMarch,
2009: DecemberNovemberOctoberSeptemberAugustJulyJuneMayAprilMarchFebruaryJanuary
2008: December

Ground Rules

Historically, the organization and process of the NWCC was goverened by ground rules.  These were used to guide decision making, establish operational and document publication protocol, and determine membership classifications. To read these ground rules, click here.