Sign up for daily updates

Help keep this education resource going strong!

More information

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links

Alerts

Press Releases

FAQs

Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics

Videos

Allied Groups


[ exact phrase in "" ]

[ Google-powered ]

Location/Type

News Home
Archive
RSS

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Mullin’s wind legislation to remove federal review for met towers  

Credit:  Mullin's wind legislation | March 25, 2013 | bartlesvilleradio.com ~~

Second-District Congressman Markwayne Mullin introduced legislation to streamline federal requirements to build meteorological towers used to collect data that helps scientists approve or deny wind energy projects.

The Reducing Regulatory Obstacles to Wind Energy Production Act would streamline the National Environmental Policy Act requirements on those towers used to collect the necessary data that help scientists accurately estimate local wind energy resources before going forward with onshore wind energy projects. Currently it can take up to two years to navigate the NEPA process to obtain a permit to build a meteorological tower. Mullin’s bill would reduce this time frame down to 30 days.

Under current regulations, before constructing a wind farm, wind data must be analyzed to tell scientists if the site is an appropriate one for future development of wind energy technology. Without this data, it is also nearly impossible to secure financing for a proposed project.

Mullin noted the clear breakdown between the way government operates and the private sector. According to the congressman, the private sector is not going to build a wind farm at a location where there are no hopes of harnessing wind energy. Mullin says prior to building a wind farm, the private sector will have done its research to determine site feasibility and profitability. Unlike the federal government, the private sector doesn’t keep pouring money into unfeasible or unproductive ventures.

Source:  Mullin's wind legislation | March 25, 2013 | bartlesvilleradio.com

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.


« Later PostNews Watch HomeEarlier Post »

Get the Facts
HOME ABOUT PRIVACY CONTACT DONATE
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.
Formerly at windwatch.org.

Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook

Share