Texas Wind Projects Sensitive to Prairie Chicken

2009-08-26T17:00:03+00:00

Federal protection for the prairie chickens which are found in the Texas Panhandle could hamper Texas's plan to add 5,500 megawatts of wind power in the region by 2013, a 60 percent increase for the state. The Fish & Wildlife Service recommends a five-mile buffer between turbine towers and prairie chicken mating grounds or leks. The American [...]

Texas Wind Projects Sensitive to Prairie Chicken2009-08-26T17:00:03+00:00

Google Maps mapping out locations not to place renewable developments

2019-11-07T15:58:55+00:00

Google Inc., the National Audubon Society and the Natural Resources Defense Council have worked together to create a new mapping tool on Google Earth showing renewable power developers where they can — and can't — build.   The environmental groups have pulled together maps of endangered species habitats, national parks and other forms of protected [...]

Google Maps mapping out locations not to place renewable developments2019-11-07T15:58:55+00:00