Cities Pushing for Economic Growth Are Going Green

In the last decade, the possibility of living in a home that runs on 100% renewable energy has become a reality. The price of solar panels for residential use continues to drop, those in rural areas might be able to use a microhydropower system or small wind turbine, and […]

Wisconsin Electric Public Interest Analysis

In the summer of 2010, Greenfield Advisors advised Wisconsin Electric Power Company (WE Energies) in its successful proposal to build a biomass-fueled cogeneration facility in the Village of Rothschild, Wisconsin. WE Energies needed to acquire a zoning variance to construct the 198 foot-tall building and 265-foot boiler stack in […]

Using Contingent Valuation to Measure Property Value Impacts

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to measure the impact of a proposed biomass facility on prospective property values using the contingent valuation method. Design/methodology/approach – The paper uses a web-based survey approach to measure respondents’ reactions to two scenarios: one that describes the study area currently and another that […]