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Resource Documents: Washington (14 items)


Unless indicated otherwise, documents presented here are not the product of nor are they necessarily endorsed by National Wind Watch. These resource documents are shared here to assist anyone wishing to research the issue of industrial wind power and the impacts of its development. The information should be evaluated by each reader to come to their own conclusions about the many areas of debate. • The copyrights reside with the sources indicated. As part of its noncommercial effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations.

Date added:  July 3, 2007
Environment, Grid, WashingtonPrint storyE-mail story

Overlooked Environmental Cost of a Wind Generation Portfolio

Author:  Wolverton, Lincoln; and Bliven, Raymond

“Accounting for energy, it is likely that there is no significant environmental difference between a resource portfolio adding wind generation and one adding high-efficiency combined-cycle gas turbines. It is also likely that the wind-based portfolio results in little reduction, if any, in the need for fossil fuels and therefore little reduction in the exposure to their price swings and environmental consequences. That is, the emissions and fossil-fuel impacts of a wind-based portfolio appear little better than a non-wind-based portfolio. …

“Having to plan and operate for the real-life need for power may cause greater problems for the environment with a wind portfolio than without it, because the residual may be very difficult to serve without extensive use of combustion turbines. …

“There may be diversity in large numbers of wind resources from different geographical areas to help offset the impact of any single wind resource on the residual need for power, but the ability to use that diversity depends on the current and potential future transmission system. …”

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Date added:  September 17, 2006
Filings, WashingtonPrint storyE-mail story

Taylor Prefiled Testimony

Author:  Taylor, David V.

Taylor Prefiled Testimony In the Matter of Application No. 2003-01 SAGEBRUSH POWER PARTNERS, LLC; KITTITAS VALLEY WIND POWER PROJECT


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Date added:  September 17, 2006
Filings, Health, WashingtonPrint storyE-mail story

Kittitas County — Desert Claim Wind Power Project — Final EIS — Health

Author:  Zilkha Renewable Energy

“The existing conditions and uses in and near the proposed project area include some identifiable mechanical and electromechanical hazards …”

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Date added:  September 15, 2006
Environment, Filings, Safety, WashingtonPrint storyE-mail story

Kittitas County Desert Claim Wind Power Project Final EIS — Health and Safety

Author:  Zilkha Renewable Energy

Download “Kittitas County Desert Claim Wind Power Project Final EIS – Recreation”

Kittitas County Final EIS – Chapter 3: Affected Environment, Significant Impacts, And Mitigation Measures

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