USGS Releases Nation's First Wind Turbine Map

15th May 2014  To: 15th May 2014

As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to move the U.S. economy toward cleaner energy sources and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the Department of the Interior and the U.S. Geological Survey on February 11 released the nation’s first publicly available interactive map of the nation’s wind turbines.

The map and related geo-dataset show more than 47,000 onshore wind turbines and related information across the entire United States.

The map provides “public agencies and private companies with a new tool to help guide smart landscape-level planning decisions that support domestic energy production while minimizing conflicts,” reportedly said Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell. “The data will help improve the siting of future wind-energy projects as well as aid land managers in devising more up-to-date land-use and multiple-use plans.”



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