2nd Place - Empirical - Faculty
Situated in the center of the continental United States, vast wind resources and interstate transmission capacity have made Kansas a leading exporter of wind energy. However, public reactions to commercial scale wind power production have varied considerably across the state, inspiring a mixture of enthusiasm and opposition. Using a comparative case study design, we examine how geographic, political, and economic factors collide to produce distinct impacts of wind energy development in Kansas.
Buday, Amanda; Bremer, Keith A.; Clark, Ashten; Mountford, Connor; Phelan, Connor; and Smith, Criquet, "Impact Geographies of Wind Energy Development in Kansas" (2019). 2019 SACAD Winners. 11.