Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
November 2008

Wind Power: Barriers and Policy Solutions

Wind Power: Barriers and Policy Solutions

Wind energy is a valuable and abundant energy resource. It can provide clean and inexhaustible electricity at competitive prices. Although wind power is already on a track of rapid expansion, many barriers limit its ongoing growth. In order to sustain a long-term rapid expansion of the industry, policy makers need to address these barrriers. This policy brief should provide useful ideas in developing effective policies for the sustainable expansion of wind energy.