Over the past three years, DOE’s Wind Energy Technologies Office funded an effort to characterize the baseline of public acceptance of wind facilities in the United States. In the first nationwide survey of wind project neighbors and the largest such survey conducted in the world to date, researchers collected survey data from over 1,700 randomly selected individuals living within five miles of 234 domestic wind projects. As a result of this research, Lawrence Berkeley researchers have been hosting a January – March webinar series, titled, Understanding Wind Project Neighbors through a National Survey of Attitudes.
- Register for the final webinar in the series at the link below.
Tuesday March 13, 12 to 1 pm CDT
Comparing Strongly Annoyed Individuals with Symptoms near U.S. Turbines to those in Europe
- Review the first three webinars from this series at the links below:
Overall Analysis of Attitudes of 1,705 Wind Power Project Neighbors
January 30: presentation and recording
Wind power project Planning Process Fairness and Attitudes
February 13: presentation and recording
Predicting Audibility of and Annoyance to Wind Power Project Sounds Using Modeled Sound February 27: recording
Global Wind Power Capacity Grows by 52.6 GW, Renewable Energy World
- Nebraska Energy Office: Nebraska Wind Energy Generation
- American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) – Site Map
- AWEA: Small & Community Wind
- AWEA Allied Organizations
- Distributed Wind Energy Association (DWEA)
DWEA projects 30 gigawatts of distributed wind capacity by 2030 and tens of thousands of new jobs with the right policies in place.