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Is USGS assessing wind energy potential like its other energy assessments?

No, the USGS will produce a peer-reviewed, externally vetted methodology for assessing wind effects on wildlife. Usually the USGS applies the methodologies we develop to a variety of energy resources, resulting in resource endowment estimations. In the wind instance, though, we are taking advantage of our extensive experience in developing assessment methodologies for energy resources and combining it with expertise in wildlife biology and wind-wildlife interactions. Furthermore, other organizations such as the National Renewable Energy Laboratory have already produced information on the energy potential from wind. 

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