Transitioning to Renewable Energy: Development Opportunities and Concerns for Rural New York. Journal article (7 pages) on implications of renewable energy development for rural New York.
Sustainable Communities Webinar Series: 2009 to 2011 seminar series on various sustainability topics, including for example a 2009 seminar on Wind Energy, Community Impacts and Development Approaches
The Impact of Green Energy Development on Rural Community Sustainability: PowerPoint presentation 2009
Energy Choices: Planning Guide for Communities and Individuals: Cornell 20 page (plus appendices) guide to comparing energy options (see previous item also).
Energy Choices - Energy Source Spreadsheet: Excel spreadsheet for comparing community energy options (see previous item also).
Estimating Local Energy Consumption: Links to various data sources useful for this purpose (see previous item also).
Water Footprint of Biofuels: PowerPoint presentation, 2010 , on water requirements for biofuel production
The Solarize Guidebook: A Community Guide to Collective Purchasing of Residential PV Systems: The U.S. Department of Energy’s 32 page guide.
Making Good Choices: What Local Policy Makers Need to Know About the Green Economy: CaRDI Report (24 pages) from 2010 with chapters dedicated to various aspects of the Green Economy.
Articulating Local Politics and Market Forces for Economic Development: A Case Study of Ethanol Development in Upstate New York: CaRDI Report (15 pages) from 2009 on an ethanol plant proposed for upstate New York.
CCE's "Energy Efficiency Rebates Tool": Estimating cost savings & job creation from local energy efficiency work: CaRDI New York Minute (1 page) summarizing a spreadsheet tool that helps estimate community level energy savings and job creation from energy efficiency retrofits.
Estimating the Job Impact of Public Investment in Bio-fuel Plants: CaRDI Research and Policy Brief (2010, 2 pages) reviewing 16 studies of the economic impacts, including job creation, of ethanol plants