This presentation provides information on the following aspects of wind power, including the resource, wind technology, global status and costs, wind technology manufacturing, policies promoting wind development, project development issues, benefits of wind power, challenges to wind power development, and best practices. Policies described include feed-in tariffs, mandatory renewable energy targets (portfolio standards), government auction or resource concessions, financial incentives, such as loans and wire charges, developer tax incentives, and green power markets.

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