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A good place to start is the New York State Energy Research Development Authority's Wind Energy Tool Kit: Community Resources for Wind Development and Wind Energy Model Ordinance Options and/or Model Zoning By-Law for Wind Facilities, http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=ocaterminal&L=4&L0=Home&L1=Consumer&L2=Energy%2c+Fuel+%26+Utilities&L3=Renewable+Energy+Programs&sid=Eoca&b=terminalcontent&f=doer_programs_renew_wind-model-zoning&csid=Eoca, Office of Business Affairs and Consumer Regulation, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

Local Laws

 

Town of Augusta Zoning Ordinance

 

Town of Cohocton Windmill Local Law

 

Town of Dryden Renewable Energy Conversion Systems Ordinance

 

Town of Eden Wind Energy Conversion Systems

 

Town of Ellenburg Wind Energy Facilities Local Law

 

Town of Fairfield Wind Energy Facilities Ordinance

 

Town of Fenner Wind Turbine Provisions in Zoning

 

Town of Henderson Local Law and Amendment - Wind Generation Facilities

 

Town of Lebanon Wind Power Facility Application and Regulations

 

Town of Leicester Amended Zoning Ordinance

 

Town of Lyme Wind Energy Facilities Local Law.  Download from http://www.townoflyme.com/forms/Windlaw.htm
 

Town of Malone Wind Energy Facilities Law

 

Town of Martinsburg Regulation of Wind Power Generating Facilities

 

Town of Portland Local Law

 

Town of Roxbury Wind Energy-Deriving Towers Law

 

Town of Sheldon Local Law

 

Town of Sidney Moratorium and Wind Energy Law

 

Town of South Bristol

 

Town of Springwater Local Law for Wind Energy Conversion Systems

 

Town of Stark Amendment to Land Use Regulations Regarding Wind Energy Facilities

 

Town of Vernon Wind Power Generating Facilities

 

Town of Warren Wind Energy Facilities Law

 

Town of Westfield Local Law and Amendments Wind Energy Conversion Systems

 

 

Comprehensive Planning

 

Town of Vernon Comprehensive Plan

 

 

Technical Documents

 

Effects of Wind Farms on Birds: A Review

 

Assessing the Impacts of Wind Farms on Birds

 

Wind Energy Guide for County Commissioners

 

Farmers' Guide to Wind Energy: Legal Issues in Farming the Wind (exit this site)

Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement, Horse Creek Wind Farm project, Clayton, NY - http://www.ppmenergy.com/horsecreek/

 

Wind Power Regulation and Litigation: Trends Explored.  Written by John Nolan and Jessica Bacher for publication ion in the NY Law Journal 2/20/07. download from http://www.pace.edu/ . Search for report title.
 

 

Small Wind

Presentations

 

 

Town of Clinton Local Law Wind Energy Facility Law

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Last Modified:  March 14, 2011