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Date State Type of Information Program Area Title
4/15/2010 ND Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
A Lot has Changed in the Last Decade, Making Wind Energy Development More Viable
9/16/2009 ND Agricultural
Public Power
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Wind Brings Great Deal of Economic Development Potential to the Table
6/30/2009 NC Publication
Public Lands
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Siting
Coastal Wind Energy for North Carolina's Future: A Study of the Feasibility of Wind Turbines in the Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds and in Ocean Waters Off the North Carolina Coast
3/11/2009 NC Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Benefits, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Reductions, and Water Conservation Benefits from 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of New Wind Power in North Carolina
8/1/2016 NC News
Econ. Dev.
North Carolina Ports Help Make New Amazon Wind Farm a Reality
10/31/2008 MT Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Benefits, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Reductions, and Water Conservation Benefits from 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of New Wind Power in Montana
7/28/2009 MT Publication
Web Resource
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Cascade County: Wind Power: Put Wind to Work for You
3/22/2006 MT News
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
National Association of Counties (NACo) honors Cascade County as a national leader in creating sustainable communities
1/31/2006 MO News
Agricultural
Public Power
Econ. Dev.
Wind Energy Comes to Missouri
9/1/2004 MO News
Agricultural
Public Power
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Rediscovering The Wind
1/1/2005 MN Interview
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Wind Power Advocate Interview: Lisa Daniels, Windustry
3/3/2009 MN Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Minwind a Farmer-Owned Concept Others Can Put to Work
3/11/2009 MN Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Overcoming Challenges to Community Wind Will Result in Big Benefits
11/15/2016 MN Publication
Econ. Dev.
Minnesota Clean Energy: Economic Impacts and Policy Drivers
11/17/2016 MI Publication
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Farming the Wind: The Impact of Wind Energy on Farming
12/9/2011 MI News
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Saving Farmland One Wind Energy Project at a Time
10/8/2012 MI News
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Gratiot County Wind Project Case Study
4/6/2006 MI News
Public Power
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Michigan: State Energy Plan to Outline Path to Affordable, Reliable Electricity
8/12/2008 MI News
Web Resource
Econ. Dev.
Washtenaw County, Michigan Wind Project
6/30/2008 MI Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Benefits, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Reductions, and Water Conservation Benefits from 1000 Megawatts (MW) of New Wind Power in Michigan
MI Web Resource
Econ. Dev.
Michigan Agency for Energy
12/13/2009 ME News
Interview
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Siting
New England Interview: Angus King, Former Governor of Maine and Co-Founder of Independence Wind
10/31/2008 ME Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Benefits, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Reductions, and Water Conservation Benefits from 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of New Wind Power in Maine
6/30/2009 ME Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Development Benefits of the Mars Hill Wind Farm
12/1/2014 ME Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Impacts of Wind Energy Construction and Operations in Maine: 2006-2018
10/24/2016 MD News
Econ. Dev.
Maryland Universities Form National Offshore Wind Innovation Center
6/30/2008 MD Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Benefits, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Reductions, and Water Conservation Benefits from 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of New Wind Power in Maryland
3/31/2009 MA Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Benefits, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Reductions, and Water Conservation Benefits from 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of New Wind Power in Massachusetts
11/19/2012 MA News
Agricultural
Public Lands
Public Power
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Siting
Workshop Explores Information's Role in Wind Project Siting: A Wind Powering America Success Story
4/15/2009 KS Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Wind Energy Powering Economic Development in Rural Communities
5/1/2009 KS Agricultural
Schools
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Working to Overcome Barriers to Meeting 20% U.S. Wind Vision
5/4/2010 KS News
Video
Schools
Econ. Dev.
Kansas Wind Program Stimulates Rural Economy: A Wind Powering America Success Story
6/30/2008 KS Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Benefits, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Reductions, and Water Conservation Benefits from 1000 Megawatts (MW) of New Wind Power in Kansas
KS Web Resource
Tool
Econ. Dev.
Wind Resource Maps of Kansas Counties with Community Wind Potential
7/14/2016 KS News
Video
Econ. Dev.
Wind Destroyed Kansas Town, Now Wind Powers It
6/17/2013 KS Publication
Econ. Dev.
Technical and Economic Feasibility Study of Utility-Scale Wind at the Doepke-Holliday Superfund Site
8/1/2014 IN Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Impacts from Indiana's First 1,000 Megawatts of Wind Power
5/31/2008 IN Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Benefits, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Reductions, and Water Conservation Benefits from 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of New Wind Power in Indiana
12/10/2008 IN Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Policy
One County, 646 Wind Turbines: Electricity an Exported Commodity
4/27/2010 IN News
Econ. Dev.
Wind Powering America's Wind Resource Maps Help Launch Indiana's Wind Development: A Wind Powering America Success Story
9/6/2011 IN News
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Benton County's Wind Energy Ordinance: Wind Powering America Lessons Learned
9/28/2010 IL Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Explosion in Installed Wind Capacity Brings Big Benefits
5/31/2012 IL Publication
Econ. Dev.
Illinois Wind Farms and Growth
6/30/2012 IL Publication
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Economic Impact: Wind Energy Development in Illinois
5/18/2015 IL Publication
Econ. Dev.
Clean Jobs Illinois
10/31/2008 ID Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Benefits, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Reductions, and Water Conservation Benefits from 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of New Wind Power in Idaho
3/9/2010 IA Agricultural
Public Lands
Schools
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Schools at the Forefront of Iowa Wind Story
7/31/2012 IA News
Schools
Econ. Dev.
Spirit Lake School District Case Study
11/18/2013 IA Publication
Econ. Dev.
Estimated Economic Impacts of Utility-Scale Wind Power in Iowa
3/1/2012 HI Publication
Econ. Dev.
Initial Economic Analysis of Utility-Scale Wind Integration in Hawaii
6/30/2008 GA Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Benefits, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Reduction, and Water Conservation Benefits from 1000 Megawatts (MW) of New Wind Power in Georgia
1/13/2009 CO Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Development Impacts of Colorado's First 1,000 Megawatts of Wind Energy
12/1/2005 CO Publication
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Handbook on Renewable Energy Financing for Rural Colorado
4/30/2009 CO Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Development Impacts in Colorado from Four Vestas Manufacturing Facilities
10/11/2016 CO News
Econ. Dev.
Working in the Fastest-Growing Profession: The Atlantic Interviews a Wind Turbine Technician
11/16/2016 CO Publication
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Winds of Change: The Great Plains' Powerful New Economic Dynamic
6/30/2012 CA Publication
Econ. Dev.
Changes in the Economic Value of Variable Generation at High Penetration Levels: A Pilot Case Study of California
4/28/2010 AZ News
Econ. Dev.
Arizona Welcomes the Dry Lake Wind Power Project: A Wind Powering America Success Story
10/31/2008 AZ Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Benefits, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Reductions, and Water Conservation Benefits from 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of New Wind Power in Arizona
4/1/2007 AZ News
Publication
Econ. Dev.
Arizona Wind Energy Assessments: Developable Windy Land and Economic Benefits
6/30/2008 AR Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Benefits, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Reductions, and Water Conservation Benefits from 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of New Wind Power in Arkansas
4/30/2009 AK Publication
Econ. Dev.
Systems Performance Analyses of Alaska Wind-Diesel Projects; Kasigluk, Alaska
4/30/2009 AK Publication
Econ. Dev.
Systems Performance Analyses of Alaska Wind-Diesel Projects; Kotzebue, Alaska
4/30/2009 AK Publication
Econ. Dev.
Systems Performance Analyses of Alaska Wind-Diesel Projects; St. Paul, Alaska
11/21/2011 AK News
Agricultural
Public Power
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Fire Island Wind Project Approved: A Wind Powering America Success Story
8/12/2011 News
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Wind Power has the Ability to Maintain Rural Communities
9/1/2011 News
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Studies Prove the Economic Boost that Comes from Wind Energy Development
11/2/2011 News
Agricultural
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Wind Energy Has A Lot Riding on Programs up for Debate in Congress
9/30/2011 News
Publication
Tool
Agricultural
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Distributed Wind Policy Comparison Tool and Guidebook
10/27/2011 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Understanding Trends in Wind Turbine Prices Over the Past Decade
12/15/2010 News
Web Resource
Econ. Dev.
Policy
NREL Launches Renewable Energy Projects Financing Web Site
1/25/2011 Agricultural
Schools
Econ. Dev.
Wind Energy Development Can Revitalize Rural America
1/31/2011 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Southeast Regional Clean Energy Analysis
2/21/2011 Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Wind Energy an Opportunity for Rural Income, Jobs, and Economic Development
6/20/2011 News
Native Americans
Schools
Econ. Dev.
Economic Development Administration Funding Opportunity Announced
3/15/2011 Publication
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Siting
Siting, Sizing, and Other Considerations for Distributed Wind
9/30/2012 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Innovations in Voluntary Renewable Energy Procurement: Methods for Expanding Access and Lowering Cost for Communities, Governments, and Businesses
11/27/2012 Publication
Agricultural
Public Power
Schools
Econ. Dev.
Community Wind Benefits Fact Sheet
12/3/2012 News
Econ. Dev.
CEMEX Wind Turbine Project Case Study
12/17/2012 News
Schools
Econ. Dev.
Colorado's Huerfano County Welcomes Wind Energy Development: A Wind Powering America Success Story
12/20/2012 News
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Water Conservation Just One of Many Reasons to Support Wind Energy
9/23/2013 News
Tool
Econ. Dev.
System Advisor Model
1/31/2013 Publication
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Siting
Community Wind Myths Fact Sheet
3/25/2013 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Development from New Generation and Transmission in Wyoming and Colorado
3/25/2013 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Developing Renewable Energy Projects Larger than 10 MWs at Federal Facilities
4/22/2013 Publication
Econ. Dev.
2011 Cost of Wind Energy Review
5/20/2013 News
Web Resource
Tool
Econ. Dev.
NREL Launches Renewable Energy Optimization Tool Website
6/12/2013 News
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Wind Power Development's Economic Impact on Rural Communities
1/16/2012 News
Tool
Agricultural
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Siting
Distributed Wind Site Analysis Tool
2/1/2012 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Recent Developments in the Levelized Cost of Energy from U.S. Wind Power Projects
1/9/2012 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Variance Analysis of Wind and Natural Gas Generation under Different Market Structures: Some Observations
2/29/2012 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Policy
System Advisor Model, SAM 2011.12.2: General Description
5/1/2012 News
Agricultural
Schools
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Do Your Part in Securing a Sustainable Renewable Energy Future for America
4/30/2012 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Preliminary Analysis of the Jobs and Economic Impacts of Renewable Energy Projects Supported by the Section 1603 Treasury Grant Program
5/31/2012 Publication
Econ. Dev.
The Past and Future Cost of Wind Energy
2/28/2009 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Wind Energy and Green Jobs
8/19/2009 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Development Impacts of Community Wind Projects: A Review and Empirical Evaluation
10/12/2010 Agricultural
Schools
Econ. Dev.
Education A Key Part of Unlocking Wind Energy Future
5/26/2010 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Wind Turbine Manufacturers in the U.S.: Locations and Local Impacts
3/24/2010 Agricultural
Public Power
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Community Wind Has Big Role in Nation's 20% Wind Vision
12/15/2009 Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Policies the Key to Experiencing Full Benefits of Wind Development in Rural America
8/1/2015 Publication
Econ. Dev.
JEDI: Jobs and Economic Development Impacts Model Fact Sheet
7/28/2008 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Variables Affecting Economic Development of Wind Energy
6/4/2006 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Poster: JEDI II: Jobs and Economic Development Impacts from Coal, Natural Gas, and Wind Power
12/1/2008 Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Despite Challenges, Wind Energy Development Worth the Effort
12/9/2008 News
Econ. Dev.
JEDI Wind Model Revision: Results Consistent With On-The-Ground Data
11/19/2008 Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Why Does Ag Equipment Company Get Involved in Wind Industry? Benefits
5/1/2006 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Comparing Statewide Economic Impacts of New Generation from Wind, Coal, and Natural Gas in Arizona, Colorado, and Michigan
11/10/2015 News
Tool
Econ. Dev.
Job and Economic Development Impact (JEDI) Model
8/1/2004 Publication
Schools
Econ. Dev.
America's Schools Use Wind Energy to Further Their Goals
6/1/2004 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Wind Energy for Rural Economic Development
4/1/2006 Publication
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
The Wind/Water Nexus
9/1/2004 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Analysis: Economic Impacts of Wind Applications in Rural Communities
Web Resource
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
John Deere Wind Energy
Tool
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Small Wind Economic Model
10/31/2006 Publication
Public Lands
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Wind Energy Guide for County Commissioners
7/31/2007 Agricultural
Schools
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Wind Energy Brings Money to Rural Communities
9/14/2007 Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Wind Energy Projects: A Winning Situation for Local Economies
10/1/2007 Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Wind Energy Powering Homes, Rural Communities
12/17/2007 Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Wind Capacity Growing as Americans Embrace All the Energy Source Has to Offer
1/17/2008 Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
As Nation Embraces 25x'25 Vision, Wind Has Role To Play
1/31/2008 Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Surge in Installed Wind Power Capacity Benefiting Rural America
2/26/2008 Agricultural
Schools
Econ. Dev.
Community Wind a Big Opportunity for Rural America
4/14/2008 Agricultural
Schools
Econ. Dev.
The Power of Wind in Oil and Gas Country
6/30/2012 Publication
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Section 1603 Treasury Grant Expiration: Industry Insight on Financing and Market Implications
7/24/2012 News
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Wind Power Use No-Brainer for Hotel Owner
5/16/2013 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Understanding Renewable Energy Businesses: Aligning Renewable Energy Firms + Economic Developers
8/28/2012 News
Agricultural
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Web-Based Tool Updated to Aid in Evaluating Best Use of Incentive Dollars
9/21/2012 Publication
Econ. Dev.
The Impact of Wind Development on County-Level Income and Employment: A Review of Methods and an Empirical Analysis
6/30/2013 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Wind Life Cycle Assessment Harmonization
7/11/2013 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Potential Economic Impacts from Offshore Wind in the Southeast Region
6/30/2013 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Jobs and Economic Development Impact (JEDI) Model: Offshore Wind User Reference Guide
7/22/2013 News
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Analyzing Economic Development Through Wind Power
7/29/2013 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Water-Smart Power: Strengthening the U.S. Electricity System in a Warming World -- A Report of the Energy and Water in a Warming World
8/12/2013 News
Econ. Dev.
Re-Powering a Wind Farm: Wind Powering America Lessons Learned
10/1/2013 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Transmission Line JEDI Model User Reference Guide
10/1/2013 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Renewable Energy in the 50 States: Midwestern Region
11/14/2013 News
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Wind Energy Forum Enhances Positives of Wind Production
1/13/2014 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Potential Economic Impacts from Offshore Wind in the Great Lakes Region
1/13/2014 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Potential Economic Impacts from Offshore Wind in the Gulf of Mexico Region
1/13/2014 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Potential Economic Impacts from Offshore Wind in the Mid-Atlantic Region
3/26/2014 Publication
Econ. Dev.
The Statewide Economic Impact of Wind Energy Development in Oklahoma: An Input-Output Analysis by Parts Examination
5/5/2014 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Counting Jobs and Economic Impacts from Distributed Wind in the United States
5/5/2014 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Growing a Wind Workforce: The National Wind Energy Skills Assessment Report
5/11/2014 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Renewable Energy and Jobs: Annual Review 2014
6/13/2014 News
Agricultural
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Representatives Introduce Rural Wind Energy Development Act
8/11/2014 News
Public Power
Econ. Dev.
Renewable Northwest Releases New Energy Imbalance Market Outreach Materials
8/18/2014 News
Agricultural
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
REAP Funding Update, Part II
5/13/2014 News
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
DWEA Launches SMART Wind Consortium
1/23/2015 News
Econ. Dev.
DOE Creates Jobs Strategy Council
1/30/2015 News
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Wind Energy Development Beneficial to Rural Oklahoma Communities
2/11/2015 News
Tool
Econ. Dev.
New Model Demonstrates Offshore Wind Industry's Job Growth Potential
3/12/2015 News
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Siting
A Future for Wind Energy: Energy Department Releases Highly Anticipated Wind Vision Report
11/28/2016 News
Econ. Dev.
Microsoft, General Motors Commit to Largest Wind Power Purchases to Date
11/10/2016 News
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Turning to Turbines: As Commodity Prices Remain Low, Wind Energy Leases Offer a Welcome Source of Income for Farmers
10/20/2016 News
Econ. Dev.
DOE Releases Round 3 Funding for Small Business Vouchers Program
8/17/2016 Publication
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
U.S. Department of Energy 2015 Wind Technologies Market Report
8/1/2016 News
Econ. Dev.
Business Network for Offshore Wind Invites Suppliers to Register in Supply Chain Portal
9/28/2015 News
Econ. Dev.
Energy Department's State Energy Program Funds Awards to Advance Northeast Offshore Wind Market
9/16/2015 News
Econ. Dev.
Energy Department Announces $70 Million for Innovation Institute on Smart Manufacturing
5/1/2016 News
Econ. Dev.
Energy and Commerce Departments Announce Lab Partnership Opportunities for U.S. Small Businesses and Manufacturers
5/18/2016 Publication
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Sustainable Manufacturing, Advanced Research and Technology (SMART) Wind Roadmap
5/25/2016 Publication
Econ. Dev.
IRENA Report: Renewable Energy Employs 8.1 Million People Worldwide
5/1/2015 Publication
Econ. Dev.
2015 Annual Review on Renewable Energy and Jobs
4/24/2015 News
Econ. Dev.
Wind Industry Participates in Joining Forces Initiative
7/30/2015 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Estimating Renwable Energy Economic Potential in the United States: Methodology and Initial Results
8/5/2015 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Impacts of Wind Projects: Myths and Facts
4/1/2016 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Clean Jobs Midwest
3/28/2016 Publication
Econ. Dev.
E2: More than 2.5 Million Americans Work in the U.S. Clean Energy Industry

Software

Distributed Wind Site Analysis Tool

The Distributed Wind Site Analysis Tool allows users to input location and terrain information about a potential wind system site in the United States and predict the energy output and environmental benefits of that site. The tool is designed to help potential wind energy system consumers choose the most effective site for their wind energy project.

Distributed Wind Policy Comparison Tool

A Web-based Distributed Wind Policy Comparison Tool and Guidebook helps utilities and policymakers advance the market for on-site wind generation across the nation. The Web tool's financial model measures the impact of various policy combinations on distributed wind turbine project economics and can be used to rank the "best and worst" state markets for returns on investment for various project scenarios.