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Title: Best Practices for Sustainable WInd Energy Development in the Great Lakes Region and Beyond

Abstract

This document offers a menu of 18 different, yet complimentary preferred practices and policies. The best practices cover all phases of the wind energy development process - from the policies that allow for wind development, to the sustainable operation of a wind project, to the best practices for decommissioning a spent turbine - including applications for offshore wind. The practices include those that have been previously tested and proven effective, as well as new practices that were identified by experts in the field as needed for future wind developments. Each best practice includes information about the opportunities and challenges (pros and cons), and offers a case example that illustrates how that best practice is being utilized by a particular jurisdiction or wind project. The practices described in this publication were selected by a diverse group of interests from the Great Lakes Wind Collaborative that included environmental groups, industry, and federal, state and local government regulators. They were identified through a year long process that included a literature review, online survey and interviews with individuals from the public, private and non-profit sectors.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Great Lakes Commission
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1032864
Report Number(s):
DOE-EE0000506-8
TRN: US201214%%1000
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0000506
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; DECOMMISSIONING; GREAT LAKES; LOCAL GOVERNMENT; TURBINES; WIND POWER; Wind, Energy, Great Lakes, Midwest, Best Practices

Citation Formats

Great Lakes Commission, Victoria Pebbles, John Hummer, and Celia Haven. Best Practices for Sustainable WInd Energy Development in the Great Lakes Region and Beyond. United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.2172/1032864.
Great Lakes Commission, Victoria Pebbles, John Hummer, & Celia Haven. Best Practices for Sustainable WInd Energy Development in the Great Lakes Region and Beyond. United States. doi:10.2172/1032864.
Great Lakes Commission, Victoria Pebbles, John Hummer, and Celia Haven. Tue . "Best Practices for Sustainable WInd Energy Development in the Great Lakes Region and Beyond". United States. doi:10.2172/1032864. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1032864.
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author = {Great Lakes Commission and Victoria Pebbles and John Hummer and Celia Haven},
abstractNote = {This document offers a menu of 18 different, yet complimentary preferred practices and policies. The best practices cover all phases of the wind energy development process - from the policies that allow for wind development, to the sustainable operation of a wind project, to the best practices for decommissioning a spent turbine - including applications for offshore wind. The practices include those that have been previously tested and proven effective, as well as new practices that were identified by experts in the field as needed for future wind developments. Each best practice includes information about the opportunities and challenges (pros and cons), and offers a case example that illustrates how that best practice is being utilized by a particular jurisdiction or wind project. The practices described in this publication were selected by a diverse group of interests from the Great Lakes Wind Collaborative that included environmental groups, industry, and federal, state and local government regulators. They were identified through a year long process that included a literature review, online survey and interviews with individuals from the public, private and non-profit sectors.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jul 19 00:00:00 EDT 2011},
month = {Tue Jul 19 00:00:00 EDT 2011}
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