Writing zoning ordinances with regulations for utility scale wind energy development

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dc.contributor.advisor Dunaway, Lisa M.
dc.contributor.author Calderella, Desiree D.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-04T19:00:25Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-04T19:00:25Z
dc.date.created 2012-05-05
dc.date.issued 2012-05-05
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/195998
dc.description.abstract This document determined appropriate utility scale wind energy development regulations that a community with areas suitable for wind energy should implement in its zoning ordinance. Appropriate regulations ensure that the ordinance protects the interests of residents and the environment while allowing a developer to build a profitable and productive wind facility. Communication between the wind facility developer, permitting agency, and community members will increase the likelihood of a successful wind facility development. Ordinances which require the following items will most likely limit or eliminate all negative impacts associated with wind energy facilities:  Appropriate setback distances of turbines from populated areas and environmentally sensitive areas.  Pre-construction studies to predict potential impacts.  The submission of mitigation plans before construction.  Consultation with environmental agencies and experts when determining mitigation measures for environmental impacts. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Urban Planning
dc.description.tableofcontents Research method and literature review -- Wind turbines and wind resources -- Aesthetic quality of wind facilities -- Impacts on cultural and historic resources -- Impacts on property values -- Impacts of wind turbine noise -- Impacts of shadow flicker -- Impacts of structural failures on safety -- Impacts of electricity on safety -- Impacts on safety -- Impacts on water -- Impacts from pollution -- Impacts on vegetation -- Impacts on bats -- Impacts on birds -- Impacts on wildlife -- Other regulations to address impacts -- Conclusion and suggestions for further research.
dc.subject.lcsh Wind power -- Law and legislation -- United States
dc.subject.lcsh Zoning law -- United States
dc.title Writing zoning ordinances with regulations for utility scale wind energy development en_US
dc.type Research paper (M.U.R.P.), 3 hrs.
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.U.R.P.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1673868

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