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Jacquet, J. B., & Fergen, J. T.(2018). The vertical patterns of wind energy:The effects of wind farm ownership on rural communities in the Prairie Pothole Region of the United
StatesThe Journal of Rural and Community Development ,13 (2) ,130–148.
“Despite the growth of wind energy, little research has examined how the ownership structure of wind farms may affect host communities (Warren & McFadyen, 2010). Research on energy projects more broadly, while also limited, demonstrates local ownership tends to have more public support and positive benefits to the community (Warren & McFadyen, 2010; Curti & Goetz, 2008). As wind energy continues to expand across communities in North America, the nature of ownership can affect how the energy developer, provider, and community interact with each other and the degree to which community members have a voice in their landscape changes (Michie &Lobao, 2012; Warren & McFadyen, 2010”

08 January 2018 Schäfer et al., 2018 volume 3,pages 119–126 “Multiple types of fluctuations impact the collective dynamics of power grids and thus challenge their robust operation.”

OCTOBER 2017, Energy Policy in Minnesota: The High Cost of Failure. Steven F. Hayward,  Peter J. Nelson. Center of the American Experiment, Think Tank.
“This report evaluates Minnesota’s energy policy and reaches five main findings that buttress one conclusion: Minnesota’s aspirational energy policy is a grand exercise in virtue signaling that does little to reduce either conventional pollution or greenhouse
gas emissions.”
2018 Renewable Energy Guidebook (Wind)   Published on Jan 10, 2018 , The technical resource for wind profitability

01/11/2018 More Renewables Mean Less Stable Grids, Integrating growing numbers of renewable power installations and microgrids onto the grid can result in larger-than-expected fluctuations in grid frequency.”

Marques et al., 2018  Energy Policy  Volume 116, May 2018, Pages 257-265   The installed capacity of wind power preserves fossil fuel dependency. … Electricity consumption intensity and its peaks have been satisfied by burning fossil fuels. …

3 May 2018  Renewables Fail To Deliver: When Demand Is High, Generation Capacity Is Low.   Cradden and McDermott, 2018  “Prolonged cold spells were experienced in Ireland in the winters of 2009–10 and 2010–11, and electricity demand was relatively high at these times, whilst wind generation capacity factors were low. Such situations can cause difficulties for an electricity system with a high dependence on wind energy.

Mackay D. Power per unit land area of windfarms.

Carrington, D. Idea of renewables powering UK is an ’appalling delusion’ – David MacKay, Guardian,  3 May 2016.