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Date State Type of Information Program Area Title
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
5/16/2013 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Understanding Renewable Energy Businesses: Aligning Renewable Energy Firms + Economic Developers
4/24/2015 News
Econ. Dev.
Wind Industry Participates in Joining Forces Initiative
5/1/2015 Publication
Econ. Dev.
2015 Annual Review on Renewable Energy and Jobs
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
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
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
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
10/20/2016 News
Econ. Dev.
DOE Releases Round 3 Funding for Small Business Vouchers Program
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
11/28/2016 News
Econ. Dev.
Microsoft, General Motors Commit to Largest Wind Power Purchases to Date
11/21/2011 AK News
Agricultural
Public Power
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Fire Island Wind Project Approved: A Wind Powering America Success Story
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
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
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
4/28/2010 AZ News
Econ. Dev.
Arizona Welcomes the Dry Lake Wind Power Project: A Wind Powering America Success Story
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
4/30/2009 CO Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Development Impacts in Colorado from Four Vestas Manufacturing Facilities
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
11/16/2016 CO Publication
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Winds of Change: The Great Plains' Powerful New Economic Dynamic
10/11/2016 CO News
Econ. Dev.
Working in the Fastest-Growing Profession: The Atlantic Interviews a Wind Turbine Technician
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
3/1/2012 HI Publication
Econ. Dev.
Initial Economic Analysis of Utility-Scale Wind Integration in Hawaii
11/18/2013 IA Publication
Econ. Dev.
Estimated Economic Impacts of Utility-Scale Wind Power in Iowa
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
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
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
9/28/2010 IL Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Explosion in Installed Wind Capacity Brings Big Benefits
5/18/2015 IL Publication
Econ. Dev.
Clean Jobs Illinois
8/1/2014 IN Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Impacts from Indiana's First 1,000 Megawatts of Wind Power
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
12/10/2008 IN Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Policy
One County, 646 Wind Turbines: Electricity an Exported Commodity
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
KS Web Resource
Tool
Econ. Dev.
Wind Resource Maps of Kansas Counties with Community Wind Potential
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
5/4/2010 KS News
Video
Schools
Econ. Dev.
Kansas Wind Program Stimulates Rural Economy: 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
6/17/2013 KS Publication
Econ. Dev.
Technical and Economic Feasibility Study of Utility-Scale Wind at the Doepke-Holliday Superfund Site
7/14/2016 KS News
Video
Econ. Dev.
Wind Destroyed Kansas Town, Now Wind Powers It
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
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
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
10/24/2016 MD News
Econ. Dev.
Maryland Universities Form National Offshore Wind Innovation Center
12/1/2014 ME Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Impacts of Wind Energy Construction and Operations in Maine: 2006-2018
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
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
6/30/2009 ME Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Development Benefits of the Mars Hill Wind Farm
12/9/2011 MI News
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Saving Farmland One Wind Energy Project at a Time
8/12/2008 MI News
Web Resource
Econ. Dev.
Washtenaw County, Michigan Wind Project
MI Web Resource
Econ. Dev.
Michigan Agency for Energy
4/6/2006 MI News
Public Power
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Michigan: State Energy Plan to Outline Path to Affordable, Reliable Electricity
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
10/8/2012 MI News
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Gratiot County Wind Project Case Study
11/17/2016 MI Publication
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Farming the Wind: The Impact of Wind Energy on Farming
11/15/2016 MN Publication
Econ. Dev.
Minnesota Clean Energy: Economic Impacts and Policy Drivers
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
9/1/2004 MO News
Agricultural
Public Power
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Rediscovering The Wind
1/31/2006 MO News
Agricultural
Public Power
Econ. Dev.
Wind Energy Comes to Missouri
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
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
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
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
8/1/2016 NC News
Econ. Dev.
North Carolina Ports Help Make New Amazon Wind Farm a Reality
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
6/15/2009 NE Publication
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Wind Energy and Economic Development in Nebraska
10/10/2008 NE Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
States Striving to do Their Part for 20% Wind Goal, but Challenges to Overcome
6/30/2009 NE News
Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Development Benefits from Wind Power in Nebraska: A Report for the Nebraska Energy Office
6/30/2008 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
6/22/2011 NH News
Econ. Dev.
DOE Offers Conditional Loan Guarantee to Support Development of New Hampshire's Largest Wind Farm
12/1/2005 NM News
Video
Econ. Dev.
Governor Bill Richardson's Commercial on Renewable Energy and Economic Development
8/2/2011 NM Web Resource
Econ. Dev.
Policy
New Mexico Energy Conservation and Management Division
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
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
5/5/2016 NY Publication
Econ. Dev.
Clean Jobs 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
11/17/2010 OH Agricultural
Public Power
Schools
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
USDA has a Big Interest in Wind
12/13/2010 OH Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Policy
States Don't Have to Decide Between Wind Development and Environment
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
10/6/2015 OK Publication
Econ. Dev.
New Report Outlines Wind Industry Impacts in Oklahoma
4/7/2014 OK News
Econ. Dev.
New Study Examines Economic Impact of Wind Energy Development in Oklahoma
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
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
11/9/2009 PA Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Economic Benefits of Wind Energy Development Woo Local Communities
11/19/2009 PA Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Siting
Common Sense Ordinance Model a Key to Fostering Wind Energy Development
8/12/2015 RI Publication
Econ. Dev.
Rhode Island Clean Energy 2015 Industry Report
8/1/2016 SC Publication
Econ. Dev.
Wind Energy and Economic Development in South Carolina
8/25/2009 SD Agricultural
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Wind Energy Brings Jobs to Rural America
10/31/2002 SD Publication
Econ. Dev.
Job Jolt: The Economic Impacts of Repowering the Midwest: The Clean Energy Development Plan for the Heartland
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
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
8/31/2011 TX Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Development Impact of 1,000 MW of Wind Energy in Texas
8/26/2008 TX Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
More and More Communities Want in on Wind
8/11/2005 TX Web Resource
Econ. Dev.
Drive a Wind Power Trail Tour through Texas and Oklahoma
4/1/2015 TX Publication
Econ. Dev.
In Texas, Advanced Energy Is Booming
8/12/2013 UT News
Publication
Econ. Dev.
New Reports Provide Economic Analyses of Potential Wind Development in Utah
5/1/2006 UT Publication
Econ. Dev.
An Analysis of the Economic Impact on Utah County, Utah from the Development of Wind Power Plants
5/8/2006 UT News
Econ. Dev.
Utah State University/Department of Energy Study Projects Economic Impact of Wind Power Development in Utah County
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
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
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
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
6/17/2013 UT Publication
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Wind Development as 'Sustainable Entrepreneurship'
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
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
5/6/2010 UT Video
Schools
Econ. Dev.
Teacher and Students Bring Renewables to Utah
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
4/18/2016 VA Publication
Econ. Dev.
Report: Virginia Offshore Wind Economy Could Employ More than 14,000
7/9/2004 VT News
Video
Econ. Dev.
WCAX Burlington, VT, profiles a story on KidWind Workshops
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
2/16/2011 WY News
Econ. Dev.
Wyoming Editorial: Wind Tower Plant Will Be Great Addition
3/31/2011 WY News
Publication
Econ. Dev.
Jobs and Economic Development from New Transmission and Generation in Wyoming
5/10/2011 WY Publication
Econ. Dev.
Jobs and Economic Development from New Transmission and Generation in Wyoming Fact Sheet
7/26/2016 WY News
Econ. Dev.
Policy
A Tale of Two States: Wyoming Wants Wind Energy Factory Jobs, Neighbor Colorado Has Them
3/31/2013 WY Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Development from New Generation and Transmission in Wyoming and Colorado

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.