Proposal Would Change Wind Power Regulation – WICS

March 15, 2014 by  
Filed under Wind Energy Tips

Wind energy is now an issue blowing across our area, as new state legislation looks to change who has the power to regulate when and where wind turbines can be built.

The bill would put the authority in the hands of the state Department of Agriculture.

Right now, individual counties play by their own rules, some with no ordinances on wind turbines at all.

Supporters of the bill include the Illinois Farm Bureau, which says the proposed law would add consistency and protect farmers who allow wind turbines to be built on their land.

But not all counties are ready to give up their local control on the matter. Proposal Would Change Wind Power Regulation

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