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Supporting Wildlife Conservation
Apex representative elected to the American Wind Wildlife Institute board of directors.
Apex Clean Energy’s director of wildlife permitting, Dave Phillips, has been elected to the board of directors of the American Wind Wildlife Institute (AWWI). AWWI is a collaborative group of nongovernmental organizations, wildlife management agencies, and leaders in the wind industry that creates and implements solutions to understand and reduce risk to wildlife.
Apex is a sustaining partner of AWWI, having made a commitment to supporting wildlife conservation and responsible wind energy development as an organization. Over time, as more wind power capacity is installed, the potential cost increases associated with wildlife considerations could partially offset expected cost reductions related to technology improvement. Apex’s partnership with AWWI is therefore a reflection of its commitment to solution-oriented priorities.
Through its involvement in AWWI, Apex participates in information exchange with conservationists, scientists, government agencies, and the wind energy industry to understand the risk to wildlife and develop solutions to avoid, minimize, and mitigate impacts. The American Wind Energy Association, the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, ten national conservation and scientific organizations, and more than 25 individual companies and utilities partner to generate credible science, tools, and solutions developed with broad-based buy-in.
Apex is a sustaining partner of AWWI, having made a commitment to supporting wildlife conservation and responsible wind energy development as an organization.
The scientifically rigorous, data-driven, and collaborative solutions advanced by AWWI help the wind energy industry proactively manage the wildlife challenge with products that are cost-competitive and valued for their many environmental benefits.
AWWI’s board members are drawn equally from the wind energy industry and conservation organizations, building on shared goals and a truly collaborative approach to advance the development of wind power while conserving wildlife. Apex’s involvement on the AWWI board provides strong, credible leadership from an industry perspective and allows Apex to be involved in influencing AWWI priorities.