Saturday, May 2, 2009

Renewable Energy Map from NRDC

The Natural Resources Defense Council has put up an interactive map showing the renewable energy potential of different regions of the country, as well as existing wind, biofuel and biodigester facilities.

The map is color-coded by areas of high and low potential. You can search for projects by state, county and ZIP code.

It's amazing what you can learn through this map. I discovered, for example, that my state of Connecticut has moderate potential for wind energy, and there is at present only one wind-energy project planned in the state. It will be in Windham county, appropriately enough, and is expected to generate 50MW of power.

According to the map, construction starts in 2050. That's probably an estimate, not a commitment, because the company that proposed the project plans to market it to wind energy developers.

So what's going on in your state?

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