Renewable Energy and Birds
Audubon taps into people’s love of birds to protect them from climate change.
Thanks to major advances in technology, renewable energy has become increasingly more affordable and obtainable for both businesses and individual homes. That’s good news for people and birds, since adopting renewable energy is critical to reducing pollution, lowering global temperatures, and preserving the places that birds need to survive.
That’s why Audubon strongly supports renewable energy—including solar, wind, and geothermal power—that is properly sited in ways that avoid, minimize, and mitigate negative impacts on birds and other wildlife. We also advocate that Congress and wildlife agencies should ensure strong enforcement of laws that protect birds and wildlife, like the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
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Audubon strongly supports wind energy that is sited and operated properly to avoid, minimize and mitigate effectively for the impacts on birds, other wildlife and the places they need now and in the future. Audubon supports the development of wind energy to achieve 100% clean electricity.
Read more about Audubon's work to make wind power safer for birds through responsible siting and new technologies.
Audubon strongly supports solar energy that is sited and operated properly to avoid, minimize, and mitigate effectively for the impacts on birds and wildlife. Audubon supports responsibly-sited projects that avoid, minimize and mitigate impacts to birds and their habitat.
Read more about Audubon's work on responsible solar installation siting.
Audubon strongly supports geothermal energy that is sited and operated properly to avoid, minimize, and mitigate effectively for the impacts on birds and wildlife. Audubon supports the development of geothermal energy to achieve 100% clean electricity.
Read here to learn more about how Audubon helps make geothermal energy safer for birds.
Audubon is proactive as a stakeholder in transmission planning processes, especially on public lands, to site transmission in areas that pose the lowest risks to birds and their habitat.
Read more about how Audubon works to make sure that transmission lines are properly sited or buried to keep birds safe.
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