Overview of Existing Wind Energy Ordinances

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Due to increased energy demand in the United States, rural communities with limited or no experience with wind energy now have the opportunity to become involved in this industry. Communities with good wind resources may be approached by entities with plans to develop the resource. Although these opportunities can create new revenue in the form of construction jobs and land lease payments, they also create a new responsibility on the part of local governments to ensure that ordinances will be established to aid the development of safe facilities that will be embraced by the community. The purpose of this report ... continued below

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69 pp.

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Oteri, F. December 1, 2008.

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Due to increased energy demand in the United States, rural communities with limited or no experience with wind energy now have the opportunity to become involved in this industry. Communities with good wind resources may be approached by entities with plans to develop the resource. Although these opportunities can create new revenue in the form of construction jobs and land lease payments, they also create a new responsibility on the part of local governments to ensure that ordinances will be established to aid the development of safe facilities that will be embraced by the community. The purpose of this report is to educate and engage state and local governments, as well as policymakers, about existing large wind energy ordinances. These groups will have a collection of examples to utilize when they attempt to draft a new large wind energy ordinance in a town or county without existing ordinances.

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  • Report No.: NREL/TP-500-44439
  • Grant Number: AC36-99-GO10337
  • DOI: 10.2172/944889 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 944889
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc898302

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  • December 1, 2008

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Oteri, F. Overview of Existing Wind Energy Ordinances, report, December 1, 2008; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc898302/: accessed September 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.