Cultural and Historical Resources

Cultural resources at or near proposed wind farm sites may be archaeological, architectural, or other resources that include, but are not limited to, objects, sites, buildings, structures, and traditional cultural places. In general, archaeological and architectural cultural resources may be related to either the prehistoric (before written records) or the historic (starting with written records) time periods. Traditional cultural places are generally areas that are material to an aspect of cultural heritage, including natural features that may have cultural associations important to a particular ethnographic or ethnic population.

Cultural resources that meet the criteria for eligibility on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) are considered significant and are referred to as historic properties (Section 4.1.3).

Renewable Energy 101

Renewable Energy 101

Renewable energy is energy that is generated from sunlight, rain, tides, geothermal heat and wind. These sources are naturally and constantly replenished, which is why they are deemed as renewable. The usage of renewable energy sources is very important when considering the sustainability of the existing energy usage of the world. While there is currently an abundance of non-renewable energy sources, such as nuclear fuels, these energy sources are depleting. In addition to being a non-renewable supply, the non-renewable energy sources release emissions into the air, which has an adverse effect on the environment.

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