Alternative Energy Positions
Energy conservation and the development of renewable energy resources are essential to reducing the effects of climate change. But all energy sources, "green" or otherwise, have impacts on the natural world.
Mass Audubon supports the responsible development of alternative energy projects and facilities designed to minimize impacts on wildlife and natural habitats.
For Massachusetts and New England, offshore wind offers the most promising opportunity to transition to clean, renewable energy. We support the responsible development of wind energy facilities that minimize impacts to wildlife and habitat. Learn more >
We strongly support solar power, but careful site selection for solar projects is critical to minimizing the loss and fragmentation of wildlife habitat and ecosystems that sequester carbon. Read more >
While we recognize that biomass can be an alternative source of energy, there are significant concerns about greenhouse gas emissions, impacts to forests, and air quality associated with large-scale biomass use. Read more >