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Sharing the Wind

The Environmental Forum, Vol. 27, No. 5, pp. 30-33, September/October 2010

University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-08

6 Pages Posted: 5 Apr 2011  

Troy A. Rule

Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Date Written: April 4, 2011

Abstract

Landowners today are increasingly selling or leasing to others the right to use the wind flowing across their land to generate electric power. For the first time in history, the right to capture wind in some areas of the country has become marketable and highly lucrative. This article describes landowner conflicts over the wind turbine wake interference in the context of commercial wind energy development. The article contrasts wind currents with water, oil, and wild animals and ultimately advocates an “option approach” to govern situations when neighbors compete with each other over scarce wind resources.

Keywords: energy, wind, turbiine

Suggested Citation

Rule, Troy A., Sharing the Wind (April 4, 2011). The Environmental Forum, Vol. 27, No. 5, pp. 30-33, September/October 2010; University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-08. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1802734

Troy A. Rule (Contact Author)

Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law ( email )

Box 877906
Tempe, AZ 85287-7906
United States

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