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Date State Type of Information Program Area Title
3/1/2012 HI Publication
Econ. Dev.
Initial Economic Analysis of Utility-Scale Wind Integration in Hawaii
2/29/2012 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Policy
System Advisor Model, SAM 2011.12.2: General Description
2/1/2012 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Recent Developments in the Levelized Cost of Energy from U.S. Wind Power Projects
1/16/2012 News
Tool
Agricultural
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Siting
Distributed Wind Site Analysis Tool
1/9/2012 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Variance Analysis of Wind and Natural Gas Generation under Different Market Structures: Some Observations
12/9/2011 MI News
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Saving Farmland One Wind Energy Project at a Time
11/21/2011 AK News
Agricultural
Public Power
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Fire Island Wind Project Approved: A Wind Powering America Success Story
11/2/2011 News
Agricultural
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Wind Energy Has A Lot Riding on Programs up for Debate in Congress
10/27/2011 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Understanding Trends in Wind Turbine Prices Over the Past Decade
9/30/2011 News
Publication
Tool
Agricultural
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Distributed Wind Policy Comparison Tool and Guidebook
9/6/2011 IN News
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Benton County's Wind Energy Ordinance: Wind Powering America Lessons Learned
9/1/2011 News
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Studies Prove the Economic Boost that Comes from Wind Energy Development
8/31/2011 TX Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Development Impact of 1,000 MW of Wind Energy in Texas
8/12/2011 News
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Wind Power has the Ability to Maintain Rural Communities
8/2/2011 NM Web Resource
Econ. Dev.
Policy
New Mexico Energy Conservation and Management Division
6/22/2011 NH News
Econ. Dev.
DOE Offers Conditional Loan Guarantee to Support Development of New Hampshire's Largest Wind Farm
6/20/2011 News
Native Americans
Schools
Econ. Dev.
Economic Development Administration Funding Opportunity Announced
5/10/2011 WY Publication
Econ. Dev.
Jobs and Economic Development from New Transmission and Generation in Wyoming Fact Sheet
3/31/2011 WY News
Publication
Econ. Dev.
Jobs and Economic Development from New Transmission and Generation in Wyoming
3/15/2011 Publication
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Siting
Siting, Sizing, and Other Considerations for Distributed Wind
3/3/2011 ME News
Econ. Dev.
DOE Offers Conditional Commitment for a Loan Guarantee to Support Maine Wind Project
2/21/2011 Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Wind Energy an Opportunity for Rural Income, Jobs, and Economic Development
2/16/2011 WY News
Econ. Dev.
Wyoming Editorial: Wind Tower Plant Will Be Great Addition
1/31/2011 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Southeast Regional Clean Energy Analysis
1/25/2011 Agricultural
Schools
Econ. Dev.
Wind Energy Development Can Revitalize Rural America
12/15/2010 News
Web Resource
Econ. Dev.
Policy
NREL Launches Renewable Energy Projects Financing Web Site
12/13/2010 OH Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Policy
States Don't Have to Decide Between Wind Development and Environment
11/17/2010 OH Agricultural
Public Power
Schools
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
USDA has a Big Interest in Wind
10/12/2010 Agricultural
Schools
Econ. Dev.
Education A Key Part of Unlocking Wind Energy Future
9/28/2010 IL Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Explosion in Installed Wind Capacity Brings Big Benefits
5/26/2010 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Wind Turbine Manufacturers in the U.S.: Locations and Local Impacts
5/6/2010 UT Video
Schools
Econ. Dev.
Teacher and Students Bring Renewables to Utah
5/4/2010 KS News
Video
Schools
Econ. Dev.
Kansas Wind Program Stimulates Rural Economy: A Wind Powering America Success Story
4/28/2010 AZ News
Econ. Dev.
Arizona Welcomes the Dry Lake Wind Power Project: A Wind Powering America Success Story
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
4/15/2010 ND Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
A Lot has Changed in the Last Decade, Making Wind Energy Development More Viable
3/24/2010 Agricultural
Public Power
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Community Wind Has Big Role in Nation's 20% Wind Vision
3/23/2010 UT Publication
Econ. Dev.
An Analysis of State-Level Economic Impacts from the Development of Wind Power Plants in San Juan County, Utah
3/9/2010 IA Agricultural
Public Lands
Schools
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Schools at the Forefront of Iowa Wind Story
12/15/2009 Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Policies the Key to Experiencing Full Benefits of Wind Development in Rural America
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
11/19/2009 PA Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Siting
Common Sense Ordinance Model a Key to Fostering Wind Energy Development
11/9/2009 PA Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Economic Benefits of Wind Energy Development Woo Local Communities
10/7/2009 UT Publication
Econ. Dev.
An Analysis of State-Level Economic Impacts from the Development of Wind Power Plants in Summit County, Utah
9/16/2009 ND Agricultural
Public Power
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Wind Brings Great Deal of Economic Development Potential to the Table
8/25/2009 SD Agricultural
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Wind Energy Brings Jobs to Rural America
8/19/2009 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Development Impacts of Community Wind Projects: A Review and Empirical Evaluation
7/28/2009 MT Publication
Web Resource
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Cascade County: Wind Power: Put Wind to Work for You
6/30/2009 ME Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Development Benefits of the Mars Hill Wind Farm
6/30/2009 NE News
Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Development Benefits from Wind Power in Nebraska: A Report for the Nebraska Energy Office
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
6/15/2009 NE Publication
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Wind Energy and Economic Development in Nebraska
5/1/2009 KS Agricultural
Schools
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Working to Overcome Barriers to Meeting 20% U.S. Wind Vision
4/30/2009 CO Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Development Impacts in Colorado from Four Vestas Manufacturing Facilities
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
4/15/2009 KS Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Wind Energy Powering Economic Development in Rural Communities
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
3/31/2009 TN Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Benefits, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Reductions, and Water Conservation Benefits from 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of New Wind Power in Tennessee
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
3/11/2009 MN Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Overcoming Challenges to Community Wind Will Result in Big Benefits
3/3/2009 MN Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Minwind a Farmer-Owned Concept Others Can Put to Work
3/1/2009 OK News
Video
Econ. Dev.
Video: Economics of Wind
3/1/2009 OK News
Video
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Video: Oklahoma town cashing in on the winds of progress
2/28/2009 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Wind Energy and Green Jobs
1/21/2009 UT Publication
Econ. Dev.
Generating Economic Development from a Wind Power Project in Spanish Fork Canyon, Utah: A Case Study and Analysis of State-Level Economic Impacts
1/13/2009 CO Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Development Impacts of Colorado's First 1,000 Megawatts of Wind Energy
12/10/2008 IN Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Policy
One County, 646 Wind Turbines: Electricity an Exported Commodity
12/9/2008 News
Econ. Dev.
JEDI Wind Model Revision: Results Consistent With On-The-Ground Data
12/1/2008 Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Despite Challenges, Wind Energy Development Worth the Effort
11/19/2008 Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Why Does Ag Equipment Company Get Involved in Wind Industry? Benefits
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
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
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
10/31/2008 UT Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Benefits, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Reductions, and Water Conservation Benefits from 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of New Wind Power in Utah
10/31/2008 WI Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Benefits, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Reductions, and Water Conservation Benefits from 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of New Wind Power in Wisconsin
10/31/2008 WV Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Benefits, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Reductions, and Water Conservation Benefits from 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of New Wind Power in West Virginia
10/31/2008 PA Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Benefits, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Reductions, and Water Conservation Benefits from 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of New Wind Power in Pennsylvania
10/31/2008 SD Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Benefits, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Reductions, and Water Conservation Benefits from 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of New Wind Power in South Dakota
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
10/31/2008 NM Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Benefits, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Reductions, and Water Conservation Benefits from 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of New Wind Power in New Mexico
10/31/2008 NV Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Benefits, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Reductions, and Water Conservation Benefits from 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of New Wind Power in Nevada
10/10/2008 NE Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
States Striving to do Their Part for 20% Wind Goal, but Challenges to Overcome
8/26/2008 TX Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
More and More Communities Want in on Wind
8/12/2008 MI News
Web Resource
Econ. Dev.
Washtenaw County, Michigan Wind Project
7/28/2008 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Variables Affecting Economic Development of Wind Energy
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
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
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
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
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
6/30/2008 NE Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Benefits, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Reductions, and Water Conservation Benefits from 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of New Wind Power in Nebraska
6/30/2008 NY Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Benefits, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Reductions, and Water Conservation Benefits from 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of New Wind Power in New York
6/30/2008 OH Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Benefits, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Reductions, and Water Conservation Benefits from 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of New Wind Power in Ohio
6/30/2008 VA Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Benefits, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Reductions, and Water Conservation Benefits from 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of New Wind Power in Virginia
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
4/14/2008 Agricultural
Schools
Econ. Dev.
The Power of Wind in Oil and Gas Country
2/26/2008 Agricultural
Schools
Econ. Dev.
Community Wind a Big Opportunity for Rural America
1/31/2008 Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Surge in Installed Wind Power Capacity Benefiting Rural America
1/17/2008 Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
As Nation Embraces 25x'25 Vision, Wind Has Role To Play
12/17/2007 Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Wind Capacity Growing as Americans Embrace All the Energy Source Has to Offer
10/1/2007 Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Wind Energy Powering Homes, Rural Communities
9/14/2007 Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Wind Energy Projects: A Winning Situation for Local Economies
7/31/2007 Agricultural
Schools
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Wind Energy Brings Money to Rural Communities
4/30/2007 UT News
Publication
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Utah Perspectives from the Second Annual Harvesting Energy Summit 2007: Outcomes from the "Dialogue Diner" and Stakeholder Panel Sessions
4/6/2007 UT News
Agricultural
Schools
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Milford High School Turns Windy into Windustry
4/1/2007 AZ News
Publication
Econ. Dev.
Arizona Wind Energy Assessments: Developable Windy Land and Economic Benefits
3/22/2007 News
Agricultural
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
2007 Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) Inviting Applications for Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvements Grants and Guaranteed Loans
10/31/2006 Publication
Public Lands
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Wind Energy Guide for County Commissioners
9/21/2006 SD News
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
PPM breaks ground on MinnDakota wind farm for Xcel Energy
8/31/2006 UT Publication
Econ. Dev.
An Analysis of the Economic Impact on Tooele County, Utah, from the Development of Wind Power Plants
8/31/2006 UT Publication
Econ. Dev.
An Analysis of the Economic Impact on Box Elder County, Utah, from the Development of Wind Power Plants
6/4/2006 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Poster: JEDI II: Jobs and Economic Development Impacts from Coal, Natural Gas, and Wind Power
5/8/2006 UT News
Econ. Dev.
Utah State University/Department of Energy Study Projects Economic Impact of Wind Power Development in Utah County
5/1/2006 UT Publication
Econ. Dev.
An Analysis of the Economic Impact on Utah County, Utah from the Development of Wind Power Plants
5/1/2006 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Comparing Statewide Economic Impacts of New Generation from Wind, Coal, and Natural Gas in Arizona, Colorado, and Michigan
4/7/2006 PA News
Public Lands
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Governor Rendell Making Small Wind Energy Systems Available to Local Governments: 15 Small-Scale Systems to Place Alternative Energy Source in Public View
4/6/2006 MI News
Public Power
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Michigan: State Energy Plan to Outline Path to Affordable, Reliable Electricity
4/1/2006 Publication
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
The Wind/Water Nexus
3/22/2006 MT News
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
National Association of Counties (NACo) honors Cascade County as a national leader in creating sustainable communities
2/6/2006 MI News
Agricultural
Schools
Econ. Dev.
Teachers get advance look at plan to harness the wind
1/31/2006 MO News
Agricultural
Public Power
Econ. Dev.
Wind Energy Comes to Missouri
12/1/2005 NM News
Video
Econ. Dev.
Governor Bill Richardson's Commercial on Renewable Energy and Economic Development
12/1/2005 CO Publication
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Handbook on Renewable Energy Financing for Rural Colorado
8/11/2005 TX Web Resource
Econ. Dev.
Drive a Wind Power Trail Tour through Texas and Oklahoma
1/1/2005 MN Interview
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Wind Power Advocate Interview: Lisa Daniels, Windustry
9/1/2004 MO News
Agricultural
Public Power
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Rediscovering The Wind
9/1/2004 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Analysis: Economic Impacts of Wind Applications in Rural Communities
8/1/2004 Publication
Schools
Econ. Dev.
America's Schools Use Wind Energy to Further Their Goals
7/9/2004 VT News
Video
Econ. Dev.
WCAX Burlington, VT, profiles a story on KidWind Workshops
6/1/2004 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Wind Energy for Rural Economic Development
10/31/2002 SD Publication
Econ. Dev.
Job Jolt: The Economic Impacts of Repowering the Midwest: The Clean Energy Development Plan for the Heartland
MI Web Resource
Econ. Dev.
Michigan Agency for Energy
Web Resource
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
John Deere Wind Energy
Tool
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Small Wind Economic Model
KS Web Resource
Tool
Econ. Dev.
Wind Resource Maps of Kansas Counties with Community Wind Potential

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.