Wind Energy and Air Emission Reduction Benefits: A Primer

NREL, Lori Bird (NREL Technical Monitor)

Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


This document provides a summary of the impact of wind energy development on various air pollutants for a general audience. The core document addresses the key facts relating to the analysis of emission reductions from wind energy development. It is intended for use by a wide variety of parties with an interest in this issue, ranging from state environmental officials to renewable energystakeholders. The appendices provide basic background information for the general reader, as well as detailed information for those seeking a more in-depth discussion of various topics.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages44
StatePublished - 2008

Bibliographical note

Work performed by D.J. Consulting LLC, McLean, Virginia and Resource Systems Group Inc., White River Junction, Vermont

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/SR-500-42616


  • air quality
  • cap and trade
  • Clean Air Interstate Rule
  • climate change
  • emissions
  • emissions reductions
  • fossil fuel power plants
  • wind energy
  • wind integration
  • wind power


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