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New York Wind Energy Outreach Project
The New York Wind Education Collaborative (NYWEC) is a joint effort of the Pace Energy and Climate Center, Citizens’ Campaign for the Environment (CCE), and Alliance for Clean Energy New York (ACE NY), and is co-sponsored by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). NYWEC's goal is to increase the public’s understanding of wind power issues, in the belief that a better informed public can participate more meaningfully in the environmental review process and other public discussions surrounding proposed wind facilities. Issues addressed include wind's environmental benefits and impacts, economic and jobs issues, grid integration, land leasing information for property owners, zoning and planning information for planners and municipal officials, news about wind energy development in New York State, and offshore wind development.
NYWEC has developed a series of informative educational
materials about wind power and its relationship to conventional forms of electric power production.
- NYWEC sponsors community forums in locations across New York State where there is active consideration of siting future wind facilities. In addition, NYWEC’s constituent organizations are available to make educational presentations at local events.
- Each month, the New York Wind Education Collaborative distributes an email bulletin on wind energy issues and events around the state.
The materials developed by NYWEC, and PowerPoints presented during NYWEC-sponsored public events, are available by clicking the links below.
- NYWEC PowerPoint - Basic information about wind energy in New York State
- NYWEC Fact Sheets - Wind energy and wildlife, wind and the electric grid, the economics of wind energy, and other topics
- Monthly Wind News Bulletins
- Great Lakes Wind Conference PowerPoints
- Landowner Guide to Wind Leases and Easements
- Updated Wind Energy Toolkit Chapters
Wind Energy Aesthetics, Property Values and Sound
Environmental and Public Health Impacts of Energy Choices
Wind and Wildlife
Wind and Agriculture
Wind and the Electric Grid
Wind Energy’s Role in New York’s Clean Energy Economy
Wind Energy: Frequently Asked Questions
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Updated NYSERDA Wind Energy Toolkit Chapters (for the complete New York State Wind Energy Toolkit, go to http://www.powernaturally.org/programs/wind/toolkit.asp)
- Wind in New York State
- Wind and Land Aquisition
- Wind and Socioeconomics
- Wind Energy Permitting
- Wind and Sound Emissions
In April, 2011, NYWEC presented two conferences on Great Lakes Wind Energy Development. The conferences were held in Buffalo and Rochester. We were graciously given permission by several of the speakers to post their PowerPoint presentations, which are linked below:
- Terry Yonker, Great Lakes Wind Collaborative
- Drew Pierson, Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation, Ohio Wind Power Development
- John Hecklau, EDR Companies, Visibility and Visual Impacts
- Matthew Baker, AWS Truepower, Resource Assessment
- Robert Berger, University at Buffalo Law School, and Dwight Kanyuck, Knauf Shaw LLP, Regulatory Issues
- Steve Metivier, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Permitting Issues
- Tom Kucharski, Buffalo Niagara Enterprise, Jobs and Local Economic Impacts
CDR Patrick Nelson, U.S. Coast Guard, Boating and Shipping Impacts
For more information about NYWEC contact Zywia Wojnar at firstname.lastname@example.org.