A resource for Missourians
The wind energy market is one of the fastest growing sources of renewable energy in the United States. However, because of this fast growth, the comprehensive impact of wind turbine development on rural communities is complex and unmapped.
In response to concerns raised by Missourians about local wind energy development, the University of Missouri has developed a basic resource to help communities evaluate and prepare for wind energy development proposals.
In partnership with MU Extension, students, faculty and leaders from eight schools and departments across campus have developed a basic guide of best practices that communities, governmental entities and individuals can use to weigh local wind energy development options, including:
- Key decision point considerations
- A community engagement checklist
In addition to publicly available resources below, the guide, a decision-making framework and handout are available.
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Michigan State University’s Extension Office has created a flyer which provides an example of zoning ordinances that could be implemented in local municipalities
The author argues that successful implementation of wind energy requires stable tax credits, uniform standards, bi-partisan support.
The author analyzes zoning regulations in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Nebraska at the local, state, and federal level.
A department of the United States Department of Energy has composed a list of the advantages and challenges associated with wind energy.
In 2016, approximately 40,000 employees were employed in “green sector” jobs.
This report analyzes the jobs and economic impacts of 1,000 MW of wind power generation in the state. The impacts highlighted here can be used in policy and planning decisions and can be scaled to get a sense of the economic development opportunities ...