New Center For Rural Affairs Series

Written by Cody Smith, Policy Associate, Center for Rural Affairs

Amplifying Clean Energy With Conservation Part Three: Exploring Wind Energy And Stewardship

Renewable energy has rapidly expanded throughout the U.S. as prices of production have fallen and the cost of operating fossil fuel-based generation resources continues to grow. Market forces have facilitated the widespread adoption of wind energy by utilities, rural electric cooperatives, and other commercial generators of electricity as a primary method of providing low-cost, renewable energy to their consumers.

Looking to the future, as the country continues to chart a path forward to address the realities of a changing climate, rural communities have the opportunity to leverage their position as the hosts of wind energy projects to identify more strategies to amplify clean energy resources with investments in conservation.

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Amplifying Clean Energy With Conservation Part Two: Leveraging Electric Transmission Lines For Stewardship




Amplifying Clean Energy with Conservation Part One: Pollinator-Friendly Solar