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Document designed to assist communities in permitting for wind energy systems. Three solutions for wind-friendly permitting are proposed: Include Wind Energy in Comprehensive Plans Implement a Wind Energy Ordinance Adopy an Energy Overlay Zone
Date: September 2015

This report that provides an overview of existing wind energy ordinances across the country. The increase in wind energy development also creates a new responsibility on the part of local governments to ensure that ordinances will be established to aid development of safe facilities that are embraced by the community.

The purpose of the report…
Date: 2008

These permitting regulations refer to the minimum distance the tips of the blade must be above the ground or other nearby obstacles. This ensures both safety for structures and beings near operating turbines, as well as promoting the most efficient use of the wind resource.