Stakeholders and Policymakers

If you are a voter or elected official participating in energy decision-making, this collection is designed to help you promote renewable energy and energy efficiency in your community. Explore our collection of Decision Maker Guides to learn about existing initiatives and how to plan your own. Or search the table below to find existing ordinances, economic development data and cost-benefit analysis tools.

Stakeholders & Policymakers Resource Database

Resource Source and Description Audience Topic Type Additional Tags File
Water Resource Recovery Facility with Anaerobic Digestion

Read ReFED's overview of anaerobic digestion facilities installed at Water Resource Recovery Facilities in the U.S.

Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)

Department of Energy program designed to help reduce energy costs for low-income households by funding local weatherization agencies to conduct energy audits and provide no-cost weatherization services.

Department of Energy
Western NC County Wind Maps

A collection of wind maps and data for western North Carolina

Appalachian State University, North Carolina Wind Energy
Western NC Energy Cost-Share Assistance Program (Energy CAP)

Energy CAP provides opportunities for renewable energy production and improved energy efficiency for WNC farms and small businesses through free grant application assistance, site assessments, consultations and energy audits.

Mountain Valleys RC&D
What is an Energy Burden?

Learn about the physical, economic and health impacts of high energy burdens. RETI also explores the link between high energy burdens and renewables in North Carolina.

Renewable Energy Transition Initiative (RETI)
Why Wind Power for North Carolina?

An outline of the policy and public opinion landscapes surrounding wind power in North Carolina, as well as facts about the state's wind capacity and the economic potential of the energy source

North Carolina Wind Energy Working Group
Wind Energy in North Carolina

Find wind data and information in North Carolina, including maps, capacity, ordinances, and more.

Department of Energy: WINDExchange
Wind Maps

This collection of wind maps and assessments details the wind resource in the United States.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Wind Ordinances Database

Search for wind policies, ordinances and incentives by city or state.

Department of Energy: WINDExchange
Policy or Regulation

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