Journal article

Community Investment in Wind Farms: Funding Structure Effects in Wind Energy Infrastructure Development

Joshua A Beery, Jennifer E Day

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY | AMER CHEMICAL SOC | Published : 2015

Abstract

Wind energy development is an increasingly popular form of renewable energy infrastructure in rural areas. Communities generally perceive socioeconomic benefits accrue and that community funding structures are preferable to corporate structures, yet lack supporting quantitative data to inform energy policy. This study uses the Everpower wind development, to be located in Midwestern Ohio, as a hypothetical modeling environment to identify and examine socioeconomic impact trends arising from corporate, community and diversified funding structures. Analysis of five National Renewable Energy Laboratory Jobs and Economic Development Impact models incorporating local economic data and review of re..

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