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Resources for Washington

10 link(s).

Northwest Wind Resource and Action Center

Date: 6/25/2015

Location: WA

This information was last updated on June 25, 2015

The U.S. Department of Energy's Regional Resource Centers provide unbiased wind energy information to communities and decision makers to help them evaluate wind energy potential and learn about wind power's benefits and impacts in their regions.

Washington State Energy Office

Date: 6/25/2015

Location: WA

This information was last updated on June 25, 2015

The Washington State Energy Office provides policy support, analysis, and information regarding energy related issues for the Governor, Legislature, Commerce, and others.

American Wind Energy Association State Fact Sheet: Washington

Date: 6/24/2015

Location: WA

This information was last updated on June 24, 2015

The American Wind Energy Association produces wind energy fact sheets that highlight each state's status regarding wind related manufacturing, environmental benefits, economic benefits and more.

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management: Washington

Date: 6/23/2015

Location: WA

This information was last updated on June 23, 2015

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management works with several states regarding offshore energy development. It also provides offshore activity summaries on its website.

American Council on Renewable Energy: Washington

Date: 6/22/2015

Location: WA

This information was last updated on June 22, 2015

The American Council on Renewable Energy publishes a series of state fact sheets highlighting the current status of renewable energy across the United States.

U.S. Energy Information Administration: Washington

Date: 6/18/2015

Location: WA

This information was last updated on June 18, 2015

The U.S. Energy Information Administration features an overview of each state's energy profile.

Harvesting Clean Energy

Date: 7/26/2011

Location: WA

This information was last updated on July 26, 2011

Serves as a central information clearinghouse for Washington, Oregon, Montana, and Idaho. Farmers, utilities, consumers, and investors are invited to participate in their Wind Co-op, find contacts, resources, wind project profiles, policies and incentives, and more.

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Wind Power Guidelines

Date: 4/1/2009

Location: WA

This information was last updated on March 29, 2013

In Washington State, the developer of a new wind power generation facility has the option of pursuing a permit through either the local jurisdiction (cities and counties) or the state (Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council).

Compliance with the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) is required for wind energy proposals. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is considered an agency with environmental expertise through the State Environmental Policy Act and provides review and comments on environmental documents. The permitting authority is responsible for State Environmental Policy Act review before issuing a project permit. However, wind project developers and permitting agencies are encouraged to consult with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife as early as possible in the siting process to discuss the potential environmental impact of the development prior to formal State Environmental Policy Act review. Early consultation with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife can ultimately result in a more efficient review of the proposal with upfront discussion of potential impacts.

The purpose of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Wind Power Guidelines is to provide consistent statewide guidance for the development of land-based wind energy projects that avoid, minimize and mitigate impacts to fish and wildlife habitats in Washington State.

Our Wind Co-op

Date: 3/17/2005

Location: WA

This information was last updated on June 11, 2015

Our Wind Co-op is a unique cooperative investing in small-scale wind turbines for farms, ranches and public and private facilities across the Northwest. Through this collaborative effort, 10-kW turbines are being installed at numerous rural sites serviced by publicly-owned utilities.

Initially supported by grants from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development program, Our Wind Co-op is creating low-risk opportunities to explore on-farm green power production, distribution, ownership and marketing models to meet local energy needs.

Washington Incentives and Policies for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE Database)

Location: WA

This information was last updated on May 12, 2015

The Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE) is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and selected federal incentives that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.