Resource Documents by Lawton, Catharine
Wind Energy Model Ordinance
This sample ordinance is very helpful to decision makers who must write laws regulating wind development but who have little experience or knowledge regarding same. Download original document: “Wind Energy Model Ordinance” Complete article »
Ice Throw Calculations
Evidence regarding ice throws that supports the need for sufficient setbacks between turbines and houses/roads … Download “Ice Throw Calculations” Complete article »
Noise Control Regulations Related to Wind Energy Facilities
Catharine Lawton, of West Bend, Wisconsin, wrote an extensive commentary to the Oregon Department of Energy on proposed noise control regulations related to wind energy facilities in Oregon. (Oregon went on implement the revised rules in favor of the wind industry, throwing out the existing rules protecting rural quiet [which the industry called “difficult” and “burdensome”]). Some of Lawton’s comments are summarized: The maximum allowable noise level should be no higher than 35 or 40 dB(A), or 5dB(A) over the . . . Complete article »
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