Resource Documents: Law (64 items)
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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, . . .More »
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 . . .More »
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 . . .More »
Noise, Regulations, U.K. •
Review of noise guidance for onshore wind turbines: report for UK government
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 . . .More »