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Study Finds Wind Power Cost Competitive with Natural Gas

April 7, 2014

World Wind Energy Association Publishes Small Wind Report

April 7, 2014

EPA Publishes On-Site Renewable Energy Generation Guide for Local Governments

March 24, 2014

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Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach Webinar: The 2014 Farm Bill's Renewable Energy for America Program

May 21, 2014

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The Statewide Economic Impact of Wind Energy Development in Oklahoma: An Input-Output Analysis by Parts Examination

March 26, 2014

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Building Wind Energy in New England

Many factors influence the ability to develop wind power in the New England region. A viable project requires the right site and the right technology for the application. It must provide suitable revenue or economic value to justify investment in this capital-intensive but zero-fuel technology. Policy initiatives are in place throughout the region to support the expansion of wind power's role in the regional supply mix. However, issues affecting public acceptance of wind projects in host communities must be addressed. Information on topics affecting wind power development in New England can be found by using the navigation to the left.

New England Wind Resources

Information on wind speed, looking for good locations, and state wind resource maps.

Wind Power Technology

Information on how wind turbines work, available sizes and types of wind turbines, and the best applications.

Wind Power Economics

Information on the costs of wind power generation in absolute terms and relative to alternatives.

Wind Power Markets

Information on selling and buying wind power.

Siting Considerations

Information on choosing a proper site for a successful wind project.

Wind Power Policy in New England

Information on the rationale for federal and state policies supporting wind power and supporting policies and incentives in place throughout New England.

Issues Affecting Public Acceptance of Wind Energy

Information on wind power aesthetics, impacts on property values and tourism, interaction with birds and other wildlife, and issues of concern to people living next to wind power facilities.

Small Wind

Information on small-scale wind applications and installations in New England.

Large Wind

Information on developing commerical-scale wind farms.

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