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Resource Documents: Law (64 items)


Unless indicated otherwise, documents presented here are not the product of nor are they necessarily endorsed by National Wind Watch. These resource documents are shared here to assist anyone wishing to research the issue of industrial wind power and the impacts of its development. The information should be evaluated by each reader to come to their own conclusions about the many areas of debate. • The copyrights reside with the sources indicated. As part of its noncommercial effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations.

Date added:  April 24, 2023
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Wind law and negotiations from a landowner’s perspective

Author:  Todd, Jeff

Introduction As a result of environmental concerns over the growing consumption of fossil fuels and the implementation of incentives for alternative energy sources, “wind farms” have been sweeping the plains. State and federal tax credits and other incentives for renewable energy helped drive financial resources to support and grow the wind energy industry in the United States. Indeed, the United States has now surpassed Germany as the world leader in installed wind energy. Despite a dismal national economy in 2009, . . .

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Date added:  April 24, 2023
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Wind Power: A Lawyer’s Guide to Representing Landowners

Author:  Ostrander, Mustafa

Wind power is a clean and increasingly cost-competitive source of electric energy. With policy makers and the public at large demanding cleaner alternatives to fossil energy, the construction of wind turbines has increased in recent years. With this trend expected to continue, many landowners—particularly those who own agricultural land—may have the opportunity to grant developers limited access to their property to construct wind turbines. There are numerous legal considerations regarding the siting, permitting, construction, and operation of a wind power . . .

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Date added:  April 18, 2023
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Landowners Guide: Do I Have a Wind Developer Contract Unknowingly?

Author:  West, Mary

This letter is VERY important for you and everyone to read. I would hurry as Developer “legally” could do what they want on your property, like tearing up roads, cutting down trees, etc. Hopefully, your renewable contract can be VOID and VOIDABLE, yet could be complicated. Landowner Buyer (Surprise Wind Contract) with Realtor Representation You should be able to get your “unknown” Developer contract from your title company and/or county courthouse. Landowner (LO), you will need to know 1) the duration . . .

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Date added:  February 11, 2023
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Review of noise guidance for onshore wind turbines: report for UK government

Author:  WSP

This study aimed to answer the question: in view of government policies on noise and commitments to Net Zero, should the existing ETSU-R-97 noise assessment guidance for wind turbines be updated, and if so, how? Onshore wind is recognised as one of the lowest-cost sources of renewable electricity generation. A sustained growth in capacity is also seen as a keen enabler of the UK government’s commitment to deliver a net zero economy by 2050. Using our expertise in acoustics, planning . . .

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