Impact of Wind Development on County-Level Income and Employment: A Review of Methods and an Empirical Analysis (Fact Sheet)

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Abstract

To gain an understanding of the long-term county-level impacts from a large sample of wind power projects and to understand the potential significance of methodological criticisms, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and NREL recently joined efforts to complete a first-of-its-kind study that quantifies the annual impact on county-level personal incomeresulting from wind power installations in nearly 130 counties across 12 states. The results of this study, as well as a comparison with the prior county-level estimates generated from input-output models, are summarized here.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2012

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/FS-5000-54226

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102012-3561

Keywords

  • JEDI
  • jobs and economic development impacts analysis
  • rural economic development
  • wind economic analysis
  • wind energy
  • wind energy economic development impacts
  • wind farms

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