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Title: What Local Officials Need to Know About Wind Power in Their Communities
Authors: McCarthy, Kate
VanderMaas, Eric
Keywords: wind farm
industrial wind energy
renewable energy
economic development
Issue Date: 22-Jan-2010
Abstract: If the topic of industrial wind development was on the table in your community, where would you begin the discussion? In this working paper, we will provide information to help local officials understand the complicated issue of industrial wind farms. First, we'll describe the basics of wind development and the actors involved. Then, we'll suggest how three actions - planning ahead with residents about their questions and concerns, developing zoning and wind ordinances, and working with a neutral third party who can help with negotiations and regulations - can enable local officials to manage the process of deciding whether wind development is a good option for their communities.
Description: working paper for project on local policy and the green economy
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