|With the Consensus Building Institute (CBI) and the MIT-Harvard Public Disputes Program, Raab Associates designed and ran a national training funded by U.S. DOE on facilitating wind siting. This three day workshop, held at Harvard Law School in March 2011, was geared toward state and local government officials, wind developers, and other stakeholders and focused on developing the capacity to collaborate effectively on wind development policy, facility siting, and related issues, including visual impacts, noise, credible data, local benefits and more. Using a mix of presentations, panel discussions and interactive exercises, the workshop introduced important risk assessment, planning, and decision-making tools and concepts. |
Wind Powering America (WPA), a nationwide initiative of the U.S. Department of Energy's Wind Program, recognized the Raab Associates/CBI workshop as a successful step toward increasing the acceptance of wind technology in the U.S., calling it a “Wind Powering America Success Story”.