Win-Win for wind and wildlife

Joseph M. Kiesecker, Jeffrey S. Evans, Kei Sochi, Joe Fargione, Dave Naugle, Kevin Doherty

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    Abstract

    Throughout the world, countries are planning how to satisfy growing energy demands and, in the shadow of an increasingly changing climate, how to advance alternatives to fossil fuels. The International Energy Agency’s 2040 forecast predicts renewable energy generation reaching 17,970 terawatt hours (51 percent of global electricity demand), with a significant portion of that coming from a tenfold increase in wind energy. In the United states, the world’s largest cumulative producer of greenhouse gases, federal and state renewable energy policies moved forward rapidly, culminating in the Department of Energy’s (DOE) vision for 35 percent of the United states’s electricity generation from wind by 2050–we’ll refer to this as the “DOE vision.”

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEnergy Sprawl Solutions
    Subtitle of host publicationBalancing Global Development and Conservation
    PublisherIsland Press-Center for Resource Economics
    Pages53-64
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Electronic)9781610917230
    ISBN (Print)9781610917223
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

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