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2014WindTechnologiesMarketReportHighlights8-11.pdf
"This annual report—now in its ninth year—provides a detailed over view of developments and trends in the U.S. wind power market, with a particular focus on 2014."
Date: August 2015

2014-Distributed-Wind-Market-Report-Fact-Sheet_05122015.pdf
"The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) third annual Distributed Wind Market Report provides stakeholders with statistics and analysis of the market along with insights into its trends and characteristics. By providing a comprehensive overview of the distributed wind market, this report can help plan and guide future investments and decisions…
Date: August 2015

Enabling Wind Power Nationwide_18MAY2015_FINAL.pdf
This report shows how the United States can unlock the vast potential for wind energy deployment in all 50 states—made possible through the next-generation of larger wind turbines. It highlights wind energy’s potential to generate electricity even in states with no utility-scale wind energy development today.
Date: 2015

63267.pdf
This report uses representative commerical project types to estimate the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) for both land-based and offshore wind plants in the United States (U.S.) for 2013. Scheduled to be published on an annual basis, it relies on both market and modeled data to maintain an up-to-date understanding of wind generation cost trends and…
Date: 2015

Wind 2050 WP3 Deliverable 1 Developer practices and scientific literature review (final) 16apr2015.pdf
This report is the first deliverable of Work Package 3 of the Wind2050 project. The Wind2050 project is about the public perception of wind power in Denmark, its role in the planning and development of wind farms and, ultimately, the meaning it has for reaching the Danish government’s targets for wind power in 2050.

Work Package 3 looks…
Date: 2015

2015-Iowa-Wind-Analysis-Report-Executive-Summary.pdf
As a national wind energy leader, Iowa is on track to achieve its proposed carbon reduction goal in the Clean Power Plan, and is also well-positioned to help other states meet their reduction goals. Iowa can build and sell wind energy, infrastructure and services to other states, which means increased economic development and job opportunities for…
Date: 2015

Iowa-Wind-Fact-Sheet-05115.pdf
Two page sheet with extensive references detailing installed capacity, economics, and stability of wind power in the state of Iowa.
Date: 2015

2015-Iowa-Wind-Analysis-Report.pdf
The primary aim of this study is to evaluate the potential for tapping Iowa’s wind resource to reduce CO2 emissions from electric power plants, not only in Iowa but regionally.

In June 2014, the EPA proposed a rule (111(d)) setting the year 2030 target CO2 emissions rate reductions for each state’s power plants. It is in light of that…
Date: 2015

subsidy.pdf
This report responds to a September 2014 request to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) from U.S. Representative Fred Upton, Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, and U.S. Representative Ed Whitfield, Chairman of its Subcommittee on Energy and Power for an update using Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 data of two earlier EIA…
Date: March 2015

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n-15-04.pdf
Outlines new standards for new performance and quality standards that require certification of small wind turbines (up to 100kW) in order to qualify for the 30% federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC). Declares that eligible turbines must be certified.
Date: 2015

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wind-energy-benefits.pdf
2015 Fact sheet with 10 items about the benefits of wind energy. Updated from 2011 version.
Date: 2015

49053.pdf
2011 information sheet with 10 points about the benefits of wind energy.
Date: 2011

Advancing-Community-Wind_Dec09.pdf
Case studies and policy analysis.
Date: 2009

Summary
The Wind Vision report results from a collaboration of the DOE with over 250 experts from industry, electric power system operators, environmental stewardship organizations, state and federal governmental agencies, research institutions and laboratories, and siting and permitting stakeholder groups. The Wind Vision report updates and expands upon…
Date: 2015

lraq-1sy15.pdf
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has a statutory requirement (Minn. Stat. §115D.15 and
§116.925) to report to the Minnesota Legislature biennially on the status of toxic air contaminants and
the MPCA’s strategies to reduce the emissions of air pollutants. The MPCA uses this report as an
occasion to discuss the most pressing outdoor air…
Date: 2015

House Hearing.pdf
Hearing before the subcommittee on conservation, credit, energy, and research of the committee on agriculture house of representatives one hundred tenth congress second session.
Date: 2008

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Community_Wind_Incentives_July07.pdf
A summary of select policies in Iowa, Minnesota, and Kansas 
Date: 2007

Study examined effects of wind turbine noise in community sample. Perceived noise from wind turbines is associated with increased symptoms. This effect only occurred for those high in negative orientated personality traits. Actual noise from turbines was not related to symptom reporting.
Date: 2013

Research using three epidemiological studies examining the relationship of wind turbine noise and adverse health effects.
Date: 2010

An epidemiological study to investigate the relationship between the reported adverse health effects (particularly sleep) and industrial wind turbines among residents of two rural communities in Maine.
Date: 2012

This study looked to find the exposure-response relationship between wind turbine noise exposure and the expected percentage annoyed residents and to compare it to previously established relationships for industrial noise and transportation noise.
Date: 2011

Investigates the relation between exposure to the sound of wind turbines and annoyance, self-reported sleep disturbance and psychological distress of people that live in their vicinity.
Date: 2012

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Investigates environment noise, its relationship to annoyance, and contributing factors.
Date: 2009

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wind-turbine-noise-community-response.pdf
This paper summarizes existing research on wind turbine noise and community response, with the goal of clarifying what is known and what is still unknown. It also describes the results of a study conducted at a 126-megawatt (MW) wind park in Wethersfield, New York.
Date: 2013

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Literature review related to sound measurements near turbines, epidemiological and experimental studies, and factors associated with annoyance
Date: 2014

eh57a_information_paper.pdf
Provides a summary of evidence from research on wind farms and human health, based on the findings of comprehensive independent reviews commissioned by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).
Date: 2015

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eh54_systematic_review_of_the_human_health_effects_of_wind_farms_december_2013_amended_february_2015.pdf
Australian literature review about wind turbines and health.
Date: 2015 updated

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CA_health_wind_turbine.pdf
Review of existing scientific literature on health and wind turbines. "In general, published papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and reviews by recognized health authorities such as the World Health Organization (WHO) carry more weight in the assessment of health risks than case studies and anecdotal reports."
Date: 2010

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Public_Health_Impacts_of_Wind_Turbines.pdf
Public health study undertaken in response to contested cases against proposed wind farms in Minnesota.
Date: 2009

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task 28 final report 2012.pdf
Review of the projects and research undertaken by IEA Wind Task 28
Date: 2012

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FLAG_Report.pdf
Windustry Analysis of “Community Wind: A Review of Select State and Federal Policy Incentives,” written by Farmers’ Legal Action Group
Date: ca. 2007

201411-104466-01.pdf
An engineering study of increasing the Minnesota Renewable Energy Standard to 40% by 2030, and to higher proportions thereafter, while maintaining system reliability.
Date: 2014

62580.pdf
Illustrates United States and global energy statistics, including renewable electricity generation, renewable energy development, clean energy investments, and technology-specific data and trends. The Data Book is produced and published annually by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) on behalf of the Energy Department's Office of Energy…
Date: 2013

lbnl-4820e.pdf
A comprehensive overview of trends in the U.S. wind power market.
Date: 2011

MasonCityIAWindOrdinance.pdf
This amendment to the zoning ordinance was adopted by the City Council on February 21, 2006. It replaces
a more restrictive chapter that permitted only small wind energy conversion systems in commercial
or industrial zoning districts; turbines larger than 100 kW were prohibited. The new ordinance allows wind
energy conversion systems in any…
Date: 2006

USDAFarmBillWinners.pdf
List of grants awarded by the USDA Farm Bill for uses with wind power, 2004-2006
Date: 2006

28421.pdf
Offers a summary analysis of distributed wind generation in Europe and what lessons the European system offers for distributed generation in the U.S. The paper discusses many of the issues and benefits related to distributed wind generation.
Date: 2000

Explanation of C-BED and wind energy
Date: 2005

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2005_MN_leg_summary.pdf
Summary of Omnibus Energy Bill (SF 1368 and HF 1344)
Passed 62-0 in Senate and 131-2 in House. Signed by Governor Tim Pawlenty May 25, 2005; resigned
in a ceremony June 1, 2005.
Date: 2005

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37657.pdf
10 myths and explanations
Date: May 2005

The Minnesota Department of Commerce is interested in promoting Community Based Energy Development (C-BED) projects in the state of Minnesota. The Department has encouraged the CapX utilities to undertake a study of the West Central Transmission Planning Zone to determine if C-BED projects can be interconnected the the transmission system utilizing…

S672 Salazar Rural Communities Renwable Energy Bonds Act 2007.pdf
A BILL
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide
tax-exempt financing for qualified renewable energy facilities,and for other purposes.

Algona-Energy-Indep.-Comm.-Report-Final-Rev-2.pdf
Research report looking at how the City of Algona could become energy independent, including scenarios for increased renewable energy sources.
Date: 2014