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Wind Energy Ordinances Postcard

Wind Energy Ordinances Postcard

File: Wind Energy Ordinances Postcard

Date: 7/31/2011

Wind energy development can create new revenue in the form of construction jobs and land-lease payments for rural communities, but it also creates a new responsibility on the part of local governments to regulate wind turbine installations through ordinances. Wind energy ordinances reflect local needs and preferences regarding wind turbines within county or city limits and affect the development of safe facilities acceptable to the community. Ordinances typically address, for example, safety, land use, noise standards, shadow flicker, and other impacts. The U.S. Department of Energy's Wind Powering America initiative maintains a database of state and local ordinances that policymakers can utilize when drafting new regulations. This postcard is a marketing piece that stakeholders can provide to interested parties; it will guide them to this online resource for wind energy ordinances.

This information was last updated on August 03, 2011