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Social Acceptance of Wind Energy: A WPA Webinar

Social Acceptance of Wind Energy: A WPA Webinar

Date: 10/17/2012

This free webinar is part of the Energy Department's Wind Powering America 2012 webinar series. Eric Lantz of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Pat Moriarty also of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and Gundula Hubner of Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany, examined the issues related to social acceptance of wind energy. This discussion focused on recent research on stress effects of wind turbine obstruction lighting, including how this analysis approach may help quantify the impacts of other stress-related impacts of wind energy development. It also included details of current technology research focused on reducing wind turbine noise and the first public overview of recent National Renewable Energy Laboratory research on the potential impacts from radar, social acceptance, and wildlife.

Audio and text versions of the webinar are available (WMV 14.7 MB) Download Windows Media Player. Time: 01:01:05. Text Version.

This information was last updated on October 25, 2012