Examining the benefits of renewable energy: wind power

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dc.contributor.author Reker, Benjamin A.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-04-28T16:23:34Z
dc.date.available 2014-04-28T16:23:34Z
dc.date.issued 2014-04-28
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/17622
dc.description.abstract This report provides a summary of the state of wind energy in the United States, the policy instruments used to encourage renewable energy and the research finding on the benefits of wind energy. It provides insight from a Texas case study, as well as international perspectives. Renewable and non-renewable energy sources are defined and compared. The report discusses the negative environmental impacts of conventional power generation, in contrast to lack of emissions from renewable power. Background information on U.S. energy consumption and climate change are provided. The primary policies used to promote renewable energy, which apply to wind power, are explained. The economic theory behind the relationship of subsidies and externalities is explained, as well as the implications that firm profit-maximization has on market outcomes. This report finds that the benefits derived from wind energy production and the promoting policies outweigh the costs associated with them. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Economics en_US
dc.subject Renewable en_US
dc.subject Wind power en_US
dc.subject United States Policy en_US
dc.subject Sustainability en_US
dc.subject Wind energy en_US
dc.title Examining the benefits of renewable energy: wind power en_US
dc.type Report en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Arts en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Department of Economics en_US
dc.description.advisor Tracy M. Turner en_US
dc.subject.umi Alternative Energy (0363) en_US
dc.subject.umi Economics (0501) en_US
dc.subject.umi Environmental economics (0438) en_US
dc.date.published 2014 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth May en_US

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