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Madison Taylor
Annotated Bibliography
Dr. Epps
ENGL 1213
Spring 2016

Wind Power: An Annotated Bibliography


For my annotated bibliography, I decided to research the benefits of wind energy
in a community. I think that this is very relevant to a utopia, since wind is a sustainable
alternative energy source, and can be used without polluting the air and causing damage
to the environment. I found many articles on how wind energy works, and how beneficial
it is rather that using coal, electricity, etc. What I am still looking for is how it matches up
with other alternative energy sources such as solar energy and geothermal energy, and
how wind works better. I believe that wind energy is important to consider in a society
because it is clean, effective, affordable, and can even reduce taxes. It is also a much
better option for wildlife and the surrounding environment. In this paper, I will primarily
research the advantages of sustainable wind power in a community, along with the issues
it faces in regards to the surrounding environment.
The making of energy using wind power is important to me because I would
prefer for our utopia to have a solid, sustainable source that will be able to be used for
years and years to come. With resources such as fossil fuels and coal, you never know
exactly how long they will last and then you have to thing of a whole new process when
they run out. When wind energy is in use, we will never have to worry about running out
of the main source of power, the wind. It is also tremendously important to me that our
society to have a clean source of power in addition to a sustainable source. When dealing

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with wind, all of the pollutants that cause harm to the air that we breathe are taken out of
the equation, thus leaving us with clean, fresh oxygen.

Backwell, Ben. Wind Power: The Struggle for Control of a New Global Industry. 2015.
Print.
This book highlights the struggles of the Wind Power industry to thrive in a world
of clich energy sources such as nuclear and coal generation. It goes from the creation of
the wind energy market to throughout its lifespan, ending on the slowdown in growth that
started a few years ago. I enjoyed this book because it is very newly published, so it gave
very good insight on the recent struggles of wind energy.
Berinstein, Paula. Alternative Energy: Facts, Statistics, and Issues. Westport, CT: Oryx,
2001. Print.
This was without a doubt my favorite source for this bibliography. Filled with
detailed timelines, tables, charts, and graphs, this book goes over anything and everything
there is to know about the wind energy game. It even covers other types of energy such as
coal, nuclear, and geothermal and describes the difference between those and wind. This
article was very useful also because it explained in great yet simplistic detail the great
sector of wind energy in the United States.

Cox, Warren E., and Patrick N. Bryant. Community Wind Power Projects. Hauppauge,
N.Y.: Nova Science's, 2012. Print. Energy Science, Engineering and Technology
Ser.
This book examines renewable energy technologies with a focus on community
wind projects. The community wind section of the United States- which consists of
small scale wind power projects that sell power on the wholesale market and that are
developed and owned primarily by local investors- has served as a test run for wind
turbine manufacturers that are on the rise, and also for wind project financing structures.
In the past few years, a handful of community wind projects have been supported by new
and creative structures that push the envelope of wind project finance in the United
States, moving beyond the standard partnership flip structures involving strategic tax
equity investors.
European Wind Energy Association. Wind Energy- the Facts: A Guide to the Technology,
Economics and Future of Wind Power. London; Sterling, VA: Earthscan, 2009.
Print.
This book offers potential solutions involving wind power for the approaching
energy crisis caused by the current economy, or what was current six years ago. Though
not as recent as some of the other articles, it still offered some valuable pointers. I found

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it useful because it was a guide to creating cleaner air along with the steps we could take
to avoid further pollution.
Kaygusuz, K. "Wind Power for a Clean and Sustainable Energy Future." Energy Sources,
Part B: Economics, Planning, and Policy 4.1 (2009): 122-33. JSTOR. Web. 29
February 2016.
This article goes over the growth of the wind power industry in recent years. In
the renewable energy sector, wind energy is one of the fastest growing energy
technologies in the world, and is one of the most cost effective when it comes to
renewable sources. The cost of wind power has declined substantially in the last few
decades, and will keep declining while we find more cost effective ways to improve the
technology. I enjoyed this article because it taught me how important of a role wind
energy could have in a single society, and even more ways that it could be used.
Kiesecker, Joseph M., Jeffrey S. Evans, Joe Fargione, Kevin Doherty, Kerry R.
Foresman, Thomas H. Kunz, Dave Naugle, Nathan P. Nibbelink, Neal D.
Niemuth, and Stephen J. Johnson. "Win-Win for Wind and Wildlife: A Vision to
Facilitate Sustainable Development (Sustainable Wind Development)." 2011;
JSTOR. Web. 2 March 2016.
This study observes patterns of wind energy possible in environments that are
already disturbed by human activities such as oil development. It also assesses if
renewable energy objectives can be met on disturbed lands that could reduce conflict
with wildlife, that way wind technology isnt being placed on undisturbed land, which
would interrupt the ecosystem even more so. This studys target is to estimate the
potential electricity generation competence of lands of low value for biodiversity
conservation rather than estimate effects associated with wind farms. This article could
be very useful because it studies ways that wind energy could be produced without
bothering the surrounding wildlife.
Noori, Mehdi, Murat Kucukvar, and Omer Tatari. "A Macro-level Decision Analysis of
Wind Power as a Solution for Sustainable Energy in the USA." International
Journal of Sustainable Energy. 2015; 629-44. JSTOR. Web. 26 February 2016.
This study aims to pinpoint the impacts of adding more and more wind energy to
the energy mix in the United States from a macro-based view. It does this by counting all
of the impacts of multiple onshore and offshore wind energy technology across the nation
using an assessment model. It then finds the optimal choice of onshore and offshore wind
energy. This article is useful because it tells us what would happen if there was too much
wind energy technology in a certain area, and where we need to cap off our wind energy
supply to reduce the chances of negative impacts.
Redlinger, Robert Y., Per Dannemand Andersen, Poul Erik Morthorst, and United
Nations Environment Programme. Wind Energy in the 21st Century: Economics,

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Policy, Technology, and the Changing Electricity Industry. New York: Palgrave,
2002. Print.
This books main focus is about the business side of wind energy, rather than the
environmental side. It is very informative about policy issues in regards to renewable
energy, and also the impacts of factors like finance and the electricity industry compared
to win power. This book is quite useful because it was written with the purpose of
informing, and not just persuading or arguing.
Russo, Michael V. "The Emergence of Sustainable Industries: Building on Natural
Capital." Strategic Management Journal 24.4. 2003; 317-31. JSTOR. Web. 3 March
2016.
Michael Russo writes in this article about the beginning stages of the evergrowing industry that is wind power. Going back a few decades, he analyzes where and
when wind power started escalating in the energy world, focusing on the rise of wind
energy in California. This article is useful because it specifies the growth of the industry
in one specific area of California instead of an entire region of the United States, making
it easier to predict how to set up an industry in a community.
Shepherd, W., and Li. Zhang. Electricity Generation Using Wind Power. Singapore;
London: World Scientific, 2011. Print.
This book teaches us how to actually generate electricity out of wind. It even
includes weather features such as lightning and thunderstorms to help us get an accurate
understanding of what will happen to our turbines during those situations. It is filled with
engineering and science language that I am not used to, but I did learn quite a bit from it.
Without the engineering perspective, I would not be able to use the wind technology
because I would have no idea how to generate the electricity from the turbines.
Thygesen, Janne, and Agarwal, Abhishek. "Key Criteria for Sustainable Wind Energy
Planninglessons from an Institutional Perspective on the Impact Assessment
Literature." Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 39. 2014; 1012-023.
JSTOR. Web. 29 February 2016.
This article covers the basic issues set in place by the planning process of wind
energy technology, and the criteria to fix it. Many times, the problems with wind energy
arise later in the process, but are actually set in motion during the planning period. The
sustainability of it is very difficult to achieve, especially in places where it has negative
environmental impacts and is potentially harmful to the surrounding environment and
wildlife. This article sets in place the requirements for locating probable issues in the
planning stages.
United States Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency Renewable
Energy. Improving Regional Air Quality with Wind Energy. Washington, D.C.]:

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U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 2005. Print.
Wind Powering America Fact Sheet Ser.
This article goes into basic detail over the benefits of wind energy in regards to
pollution and air quality. It mentions case studies from Virginia and Maryland that proves
that purchases of wind power technology reduces air emissions from harmful greenhouse
gases. It talks about how wind power relocates electricity produced by things such as coal
and oil, which in turn shrinks the basic air pollutants like carbon dioxide. It also mentions
how states that do not meet the air quality standard could switch to wind power in order
to decrease the costs of pollution control paid by taxpayers.