Wind energy

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Wind energy: decision-making strategies

Decision-making strategies can help communities better evaluate and prepare for wind energy development.

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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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