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Wind Energy Links

Use the links on this page to access resources on wind energy and wind energy development.

The web sites listed below provide valuable information about wind energy and wind energy development. In addition, you can link directly to the lists of wind energy links provided by these sites to access over one hundred additional sites with wind energy information.


American Wind Energy Association

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) promotes wind energy as a clean source of electricity for consumers around the world. AWEA is a national trade association that represents wind power plant developers, wind turbine manufacturers, utilities, consultants, insurers, financiers, researchers, and others involved in the wind industry.


Bonneville Power Administration Power Business Line Wind Power

The Bonneville Power Administration Power Business Line (PBL) sells wholesale power mainly to public utilities in the Northwest, which in turn retail it to farms, businesses and homes. Some private utilities also buy power from the PBL. In addition, the PBL sells power directly to 15 large Northwest industrial plants, many of them aluminum smelters. PBL's Wind Power page features wind power announcements and project summaries.


Bureau of Land Management Lands and Realty Group Wind Energy Page

The BLM Lands and Realty Group provides Bureau-wide leadership and guidance for implementing the authority of Section 302 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act to issue leases and permits for the use, occupancy, and development of the public lands, including wind energy development. The BLM Lands and Realty Group is preparing the Wind Energy Development Programmatic EIS. The Lands and Realty Group Wind Energy Page features links to a variety of wind-related sites and documents.


Danish Wind Industry Association

The Danish Wind Industry Association is a nonprofit association whose purpose is to promote wind energy at home and abroad. This web site provides extensive resources on wind energy, including sections on wind energy science and turbine design, and narrated videos about wind energy and wind energy technology. The site has a list of wind energy links at http://www.windpower.org/en/links.htm.


Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy

The Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE) is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and selected federal incentives that promote renewable energy. This site has a list of links for renewable energy resources.


Wind and Hydropower Technologies Program

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy manages the federal Wind and Hydropower Technologies Program in accordance with national energy policy. This web site includes a list of links at http://www.eere.energy.gov/windandhydro/wind_links.html.


Fish and Wildlife Service Wind Energy Page

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Wind Energy Page presents information about FWS wind energy policies and activities.


National Wind Coordinating Committee

The National Wind Coordinating Committee (NWCC) identifies issues that affect the use of wind power, establishes dialogues among key stakeholders, and catalyzes appropriate activities to support the development of environmentally, economically, and politically sustainable commercial markets for wind power. This site has a list of wind energy links at http://www.nationalwind.org/resources/default.htm.


National Wind Technology Center

The National Wind Technology Center is a research facility managed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy. NWTC researchers work with members of the wind energy industry to advance wind power technologies that lower the cost of wind energy through research and development of state-of-the-art wind turbine designs.


Renewable Energy Policy Project: Wind Web Site

REPP supports the advancement of renewable energy technology through policy research. REPP seeks to define growth strategies for renewables that respond to competitive energy markets and environmental needs. The REPP wind web site has links to REPP activities and publications.


Sandia National Laboratory Wind Energy Technology

Provided by Sandia National Laboratory. This wind site includes a list of wind energy links at http://www.sandia.gov/wind/links.htm.


Utility Wind Interest Group

The Utility Wind Interest Group (UWIG) is a non-profit corporation whose mission is to accelerate the appropriate integration of wind power into the electric system through the coordinated efforts of its members, in collaboration with wind industry stakeholders, including federal agencies, trade associations, and industry research organizations. This site has a short list of wind energy links at http://www.uwig.org/windlinks.htm.


Wind Energy in California

From the California Energy Commission. The Wind Energy in California site has a list of wind energy links at http://www.energy.ca.gov/links/base.php?pagetype=wind.


Wind Powering America

Wind Powering America is a U.S. government initiative to increase the use of wind energy in the United States. While the site does not have a dedicated links page, there are many links to wind-related resources throughout the site.

WindPower Monthly (a wind energy news magazine)

Windpower Monthly is a wind energy news magazine that includes articles on political, industrial, environmental, and technical developments in the global wind energy arena. The site has a list of wind energy links at http://www.windpower-monthly.com/spis/runisa.dll?WPM:LINKS:290052.


Yes2Wind

The U.K. Yes2Wind site was produced by Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace and World Wildlife Fund, with the aim of providing information and resources for the public to support wind farm proposals locally. The site has a list of wind energy links at http://www.yes2wind.com/links.html.