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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This paper models different scenarios of the U.S. electric sector at different levels of wind energy usage. See the forecasted effects of wind energy on environmental, socio-economical, and energy usage factors.
This study analyzes pro-wind, “anti-environmental” discourses prevalent among key stakeholders in Nolan County, Texas, the epicenter of US wind power. The paper describes Texas wind stakeholders’ views on energy and the environment and reveals ...
This link on the website of U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy provides information on the financial incentives associated with wind energy, the costs of producing wind energy and additional links to ...
PURCHASE FOR FULL ACCESS: In an era when many countries are looking to renewable wind energy, it is important to understand why there is public opposition to turbine projects. Many objections revolve around changes that happen to the existing ...
This article discusses whether infrasound has a physiological effect on the ear and whether any associated symptoms have been experienced by patients exposed to wind turbine noise.