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The TCU-NextEra Wind Research Initiative

Since 2008, faculty in the IES have been researching key environmental, social, and economic issues related to wind power. The project, in partnership with NextEra Energy Resources (formerly FPL Energy), focuses on 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. Please click the link below to go to the TCU Wind Initiative website.

TCU Wind Initiative Website

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Recent article in the LA times on the TCU initiative.