The American Wind and Wildlife Institute (AWWI), an organization committed to the development of wind energy that protects wildlife and wildlife habitat, has appointed Stu S. Webster vice president of corporate relations and program development.
‘There is a scientific uncertainty of the impacts of wind energy that agencies and scientific groups would like to have answers to in order to understand impacts on specific species,’ says Webster. ‘But the environment knows no boundaries, so we need to build our science on a broader, landscape level as more wind farms are sited.’
Webster joins AWWI from Clipper Windpower Inc., where he served as permitting manager. He was elected to the American Wind Energy Association's siting committee in June 2008. As a member of the siting committee, Webster was involved in early discussions about the formation of AWWI.