Public attitudes and perceptions of wind energy development within the Rolling Plains and Breaks ecological region

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Show simple item record Tucker, Terry 2016-04-18T20:02:24Z 2016-04-18T20:02:24Z 2016-05-01 en_US
dc.description.abstract The Great Plains possesses one of the best sources of wind energy in North America. Based upon the need to diversify energy production domestically, wind energy’s future in both the immediate and long term should be dynamic. The success of wide scale development of this potential will be largely determined by the perceptions of local residents, who are most affected by the siting and design of wind energy projects. Currently, regulation of this natural resource is left largely to state and county governments. A majority of these entities in the Great Plains region have no regulations governing wind energy development or employ a patchwork of "borrowed" codes from across the nation. The system of regulation of natural resources by political boundary is archaic. It fails to recognize that there are high degrees of correlation between social, economic, and natural resources without respect for artificial political boundaries. This study is the first in the Great Plains to examine public attitudes toward the development of wind energy and its relationship to the landscape based upon ecological regions rather than political boundaries. The analysis of collected data will provide a useful tool for local planners, policy makers, and the general public in understanding the prevalent issues involved with wind energy development in this region. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Wind energy development en_US
dc.subject Public attitudes and perceptions of wind energy development en_US
dc.subject Aesthetics of wind energy en_US
dc.subject Nimbyism and wind energy development en_US
dc.subject Ecoregion resource regulation en_US
dc.subject Environmental design en_US
dc.title Public attitudes and perceptions of wind energy development within the Rolling Plains and Breaks ecological region en_US
dc.type Report en_US Master of Regional and Community Planning en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Department of Landscape Architecture/Regional and Community Planning en_US
dc.description.advisor John W. Keller en_US 2016 en_US May en_US

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