Recent Market Acceptance Activities: A WPA Webinar
January 18, 2012
This free webinar is part of the U.S. Department of Energy's Wind Powering America 2012 webinar series. The webinar included a discussion of three projects that were funded as part of the DOE Wind and Water Power Program's "20% by 2030" funding opportunity to support market acceptance of wind technology.
Although focusing on three slightly different areas, each project addresses methods that wind stakeholders can use to proactively work with regional, state, and local decision makers and the public regarding the appropriate application of both small and large wind energy development. The following national experts presented:
- Patrick Field of the Consensus Building Institute presented on the findings of a spring 2011 workshop, "Facilitating Wind Energy Siting," addressing how to best engage community stakeholders in the development of large-scale wind plants.
- Suzanne Rynne from the American Planning Association introduced and discussed a new wind energy guidebook for rural, urban, and suburban planning professionals.
- Simon Mahan of Southern Alliance for Clean Energy discussed the new Wind Working Group for the Tennessee Valley and Eastern Kentucky, focusing on lessons learned and plans for the group's long-term operations.
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