There are quite a few very important studies, reports, and analyses throughout this website. To make it easier to clearly see the Big Picture, we are duplicating some of those Key Documents on this page.
Remember: a proper wind ordinance is by FAR the most effective defense that local communities have. Such a law is not about excluding industrial wind energy, but rather protecting the health, safety, and welfare of citizens, small local businesses, regional ecosystems, and the military.
[Note: every state’s Constitution or General Statutes has a provision about local legislators being obligated to protect the health, safety and welfare of citizens. It is imperative to find that in your state, and then cite it repeatedly.]
To get a protective wind law passed, the most effective strategy is to focus on the NET economics. To convey that message, local citizen-rights advocates need to have a firm grasp on industrial wind energy realities, and Public Relations.
An overview: Writing an Effective Local Wind Law
Support for a Property Value Guarantee
Support for a 1 Mile Setback (from property lines)
Support for 35 dBA Sound Limit (24/7/365)
Legal Options if a proper wind law does not get passed
Industrial Wind Energy’s Impact on the Military (NC Examples)
Understanding Public Relations & Wind Energy Realities:
Twenty Bad Things About Wind Energy: a synopsis of all the wind energy justifications — and the reality
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