Proposal: A Uniform Act for Wind Rights
Energy Committees Newsletter, vol. 8, no. 2, March 2011.
19 Pages Posted: 16 Jul 2013 Last revised: 23 Jul 2013
Date Written: March 1, 2011
This article proposes the drafting and adoption of a Uniform Act for Wind Rights. A uniform act is beneficial for several reasons. First, as a practical matter, adopting a rights regime toward the beginning of an industry’s growth is easier than imposing a regime mid-stream. Second, the adoption of a rights regime by state legislatures avoids the slow and varied assignment of rights through the courts. Finally, a uniform act serves the purpose of providing legal consistency between states, thereby lowering the costs of wind energy development.
Keywords: Wind Energy, Climate Change, property rights
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