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Resource Documents: Contracts (68 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 educational 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:  February 17, 2024
Contracts, Environment, TechnologyPrint storyE-mail story

8 Steps Used by Windpower Developers to Create Agreements

Author:  van Warmerdam, Carl

People who believe that offshore wind turbines can help solve climate change are misinformed. Because the facts are that they will not. Even the companies building them make no such claim. And the truth, based on facts, will always trump belief. I am not a climate denier, but you don’t have to be a climate denier to know that these things are bad and are doomed to failure. And you also don’t have to be linked to the fossil fuel . . .

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Date added:  June 22, 2023
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Energy development on your land? Don’t throw caution to the wind

Author:  Clarke, Cowell

With wind, solar and battery developments playing a critical role in achieving Australia’s renewable energy targets, landowners continue to be approached by energy proponents and developers across the country seeking to secure agreements to undertake energy developments on their land. It is all too easy for landowners to be dangerously distracted during negotiations by the returns promised by energy developers and the benefits associated with income diversification. However, an energy development is not a “set and forget” project. They are . . .

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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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