Hague in the Netherlands hosts the international meeting of WREN - Working together to Resolve Environmental Effects of Wind Energy. This event is occurring from May 23rd to 25th.
WREN was established by the IEA Wind Committee in October of 2012 to develop recommendations for potential conflicts between wind energy and wildlife, including birds and bats, as part of an international exchange group of experts.
STRIX represents WREN's network in Portugal, disclosing the latest researches and innovations implemented in Portugal regarding eventual environmental impacts of wind energy on wildlife, and sharing the experience of other members.
WREN aim to develop concrete recommendations for the implementation of wind energy projects, which are internationally coordinated and supported.
The scope of WREN is to facilitate an international collaboration that advances global understanding of the environmental effects of land-based and offshore wind energy development and creates a shared global knowledge base and community of practice around research, monitoring, and management, including good practice recommendations.
For Miguel Repas, STRIX's CEO, this work "is very important, since WREN's Hub provides a shared global knowledge and creates a community around research with a focus on mitigation of eventual effects of wind energy development".