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 two energy systems that use renewable energy. Photovoltaic and wind power systems are studied to find their impact of the environment given different infrastructural and meteorological conditions.
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.
Paper includes the latest literature in terms of theses, articles, reports, etc, that cover the environmental impacts of wind energy. This paper also includes a comparative study of wind energy, with problems and possible solutions regarding the ...
This paper discusses a wide range of environmental impacts of wind power including land use, wildlife and habitat, public health, community, water use, and Lifecycle Global warming emissions.
The author argues that successful implementation of wind energy requires stable tax credits, uniform standards, bi-partisan support.