The International Energy Agency IEA is developing recommendations for dealing with potential conflicts between wind energy and wildlife, including birds and bats, as part of an international exchange group of experts. WREN- Working together to Resolve Environmental Effects of Wind Energy was established by the IEA Wind Committee in October 2012 as the IEA Wind TCP Task 34.
This is an international collaborative involving many countries:
- United Kingdom
- United States
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.
The aim is to develop concrete recommendations for the implementation of wind energy projects, which are internationally coordinated and supported.
STRIX is a Portuguese representing for the work of WREN and contribute its countless foreign experiences to the discussion in Portugal.
Facilitate international collaboration to advance the understanding of the environmental effects of offshore and land-based wind energy development.
Create a shared global knowledge base and community around research, monitoring, and management of the environmental effects of wind energy development.
A dedicated, publicly available, centralized knowledge management system providing easy access to existing information pertaining to wind-wildlife issues for both offshore and land-based wind energy.
WREN Hub can be accessed at https://tethys.pnnl.gov
- The “Adaptive Management White Paper”;
- The WREN Short Science Summary on harbor porpoises can be found here;
- WREN environmental webinars can be found here.
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