This webinar, presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) and the Great Lakes Wind Collaborative (GLWC), highlights a GLWC report entitled "Best Practices for Sustainable Wind Energy Development in the Great Lakes Region." Most of the recommendations in this report are broadly applicable to other regions of the U.S.
The best practices being presented are intended to advise wind development efforts and renewable energy policies in the region to help provide clean, locally generated wind energy, protect natural resources, and honor the needs of communities.
The publication was developed by a diverse group of stakeholders from the Great Lakes Wind Collaborative. It features best practices in the areas of Siting, Planning and Permitting; Offshore Wind; Energy Policy; Public Engagement; and Decommissioning.
The best practices were selected after a broad literature review and a thorough analysis by stakeholders engaged in onshore and offshore wind in the Great Lakes region. They represent practices that have been both previously tested and proven effective, as well as new practices that were identified by experts in the field as needed for future wind developments.
Best Practices for Sustainable Wind Energy Development in the Great Lakes Region can be found on the Great Lakes Wind Collaborative web site at glc.org/files/docs/2011-wind-bp-toolkit.pdf
Slides from this webinar are available as a pdf at cesa.org/assets/Uploads/Best-Practices-Wind-Webinar-Presentation6-29-11.pdf