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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: Recent Wind Technology Advances

April 16, 2014

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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Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards

Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards (RPSs) are requirements for sellers of electricity to retail customers to include in their supply portfolio a specified fraction of eligible renewable energy. In New England, all the states have adopted such standards: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont (although Vermont's renewable energy goals are not binding). Each state treats wind as an eligible resource, and all states require increasing percentages of renewable energy supply over time. Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards policies in Massachusetts and Connecticut represent the greatest potential to spur the development of new wind power in New England due to their population densities (compared to the rest of New England) and aggressive Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards targets.

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