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
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Ristino, Laurie A. and Giddings, Nathaniel, Proposal: A Uniform Act for Wind Rights (March 1, 2011). Energy Committees Newsletter, vol. 8, no. 2, March 2011.; Vermont Law School Research Paper No. No. 24-13. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2291118 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2291118