Spatial Analysis, Policy, Planning, and~Alternative Energy Production

  • James Pace
  • Jay D. Gatrell
Part of the Geotechnologies and the Environment book series (GEOTECH, volume 1)


This chapter examines the geography and capacity of solar and wind energy production. The chapter considers the efficacy of alternative energy policy at the state scale. The chapter determines that policy initiatives and incentives vary by state and that renewable portfolio standards are effective.


Energy policy Renewable energy Solar Wind GIS 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • James Pace
    • 1
  • Jay D. Gatrell
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Geography, Geology & AnthropologyIndiana State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.School of Graduate Studies and Department of GeographyGeology, & AnthropologyUSA

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