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The TCU-NextEra Wind Research Initiative

Between 2008 and 2016, faculty in the IES led a $4.8 million research grant focused on key environmental, social, and economic issues related to wind power. The project, in partnership with NextEra Energy Resources (formerly FPL Energy), examined the broad scale ecological and socio-economic impacts of wind development, including evaluation of the coexistence of wind power with thriving bird and bat populations, ecological footprints of wind farms, carbon offset analysis, and benefits of wind farms to ecosystem health and local communities.

A selection of publications from this research initiative are listed below:

Swofford and Slattery (2009).
Slattery et al. (2011).
Fripp (2011).
Slattery et al. (2012).
Fripp (2012).
Fripp et al. (2012).
Hatchett et al. (2013).
Stevens et al. (2013).
Korstian et al. (2013).
Bennett and Hale (2014).
Bennett et al. (2014)
Hale et al. (2014).
Korstian et al. (2016)
Katzner et al. (2016).
Bennett et al. (2017).
Foo et al. (2017)
Huzzen et al. (2020).

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Recent article in the LA times on the TCU initiative.