This course was originally developed and presented in March 2011 by the Consensus Building Institute (CBI), in conjunction with Raab Associates Ltd., with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) with the goal of addressing market and deployment challenges identified in DOE's 2008 report "20% Wind Energy by 2030.

The three-day workshop focused on developing the capacity to collaborate effectively on wind development policy, facility siting, and related issues including aesthetics; noise; wildlife; economics; transmission, and more. Below are the background materials from the course, as well as the presentations given during the workshop.

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Agenda

Speaker Biographies

Background Materials

Facilitating Wind Energy Siting Resources

How to Negotiate When Values are at Stake, Susskind

New Approaches to Consensus Building and Speeding up Large-Scale Energy Infrastructure Projects, Raab/Susskind

The Facility Siting Credo, Kunreuther, Susskind

Presentations

Effective Stakeholder Engagement and Negotiation, A Better Approach: A Mutual Gains Approach
Lawrence Susskind, Ford Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Stakeholder and Community Engagement Problem
Kate Harvey, Consensus Building Institute
Abby Arnold, Kearns and West, NWCC and AWWI

Stakeholder Engagement
Neil J. Kiely, First Wind

The Visual Impacts Problem, Wind Energy: Toward Building Consensus
Part 1, Part 2
Jean Vissering Landscape Architecture

Visual Impacts: Cape Wind and VT Energy Future Cases
Jonathan Raab, Raab Associates, Inc.

Picture This: Visual Simulations as a Tool in the Process of Appropriate Siting
Tyler Studds, Vineyard Power

An Introduction to Sound and Wind Turbines
Mark Bastasch, CH2M HILL

Fox Islands Wind: A Case Study
Part 1, Part 2
Suzanne Pude, Island Institute

The Credible Facts Problem
Lawrence Susskind, Ford Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Abby Arnold, Kearns and West, NWCC and AWW

The Sharing Benefits Problem
Kate Harvey, Consensus Building Institute
Tobey Williamson, Barton and Gingold

Resources

A Visual Impact Assessment Process for Wind Energy Projects

Case Study: Adirondack Wind Energy Park, Warren County, NY

Case Study: Fox Islands Wind Project, Vinalhaven, ME