An Overview of Existing Wind Energy Ordinances
Wind energy development can create new revenue in the form of construction jobs and land lease payments for rural communities. Development opportunities also create a new responsibility on the part of local governments to ensure that ordinances will be estabilished 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 use when they attempt to draft a new large wind energy ordinance in a town or county without existing ordinances.
This information was last updated on December 31, 2008