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Wind Energy Guidelines Needed to Guide Decisions

Report recommends policies to enhance the benefit of wind energy and minimize issues will guide state and local regulatory efforts. ...
... "Although the use of wind energy to generate electricity is increasing rapidly in the United States, government guidance to help communities and developers evaluate and plan proposed wind-energy projects is lacking, says a new congressionally mandated report from the National Research Council. To inform the development of guidelines, the report offers an analysis of the environmental benefits and drawbacks of wind energy, along with an evaluation guide to aid decision-making about projects. As a case study, the committee that wrote the report looked at the mid-Atlantic highlands, a mountainous area that spans parts of West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. " ...

Via National Research Council: Wind Energy Planning and Guidelines Are Lacking


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