Wind Energy Ordinances (Postcards). Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE).
Pages/Volumes: 2 pp.
Publication Year: 2011
Document Type: Other Marketing/Outreach Publication
Subject Code Description: Deployment and Industrial Partnerships; Deployment and Market Transformation; Wind Energy
Abstract: 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 (www.windpoweringamerica.gov/policy/ordinances.asp). 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.
Accession Number: 49289
Library Notes: NPL-1107 REV
Report Numbers: MK-7A20-49289; DOE/GO-102011-3147
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