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Grand Valley State University Publishes Offshore Wind Social Issues Brief

May 24, 2011

The West Michigan Wind Assessment project team based at Grand Valley State University recently released an issue brief titled Offshore Wind Energy: Public Perspectives and Policy Considerations (PDF 1.2 MB). The document reviews peer-reviewed journal articles and technical reports to provide information on common social concerns related to offshore wind development (including public acceptance, visibility, noise, and tourism). The final section reviews wind policy and regulatory issues in Michigan.

—Julie Jones