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Wind Energy Economics: Potential Economic Development in West Michigan
  • Paul Isely, Ph.D., Grand Valley State University
  • Yue Fan, Grand Valley State University
  • Erik Edward Nordman, Ph.D.., Grand Valley State University
Economic analyses conducted by the West Michigan Wind Assessment indicate that wind energy development could generate economic benefits and new employment in West Michigan; however, much of the economic activity occurs during construction and the local benefits depend on how many turbine parts are manufactured locally. As the wind industry grows in Michigan, a higher portion of the spending to construct new wind facilities could remain in the state.
  • wind energy,
  • economics,
  • economic development,
  • jobs
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Paul Isely, Yue Fan and Erik Edward Nordman. "Wind Energy Economics: Potential Economic Development in West Michigan" (2012)
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