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Michigan Land Use Guidelines for Siting Wind Energy Systems

Michigan Land Use Guidelines for Siting Wind Energy Systems

Date: 2/28/2007

Location: MI

Guidelines for siting wind energy systems were originally released in December 2005 by the Energy Office, Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth. The guidelines are intended to help local officials strike a balance between the need for clean, renewable energy resources and a local government's responsibility to protect the public health, safety, and welfare. They present background commentary and suggested zoning language for local governments.

Michigan Land Use Guidelines for Siting Wind Energy Systems describes important provisions of the new guidelines and how they suggest handling the most common concerns of neighbors. It looks at the science behind the guidelines and provides a glossary and references for further reading. It concludes with a short list of Michigan communities that have adopted local planning and zoning laws about wind system siting.

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This information was last updated on December 13, 2013