Proposal: A Uniform Act for Wind Rights
Laurie A. Ristino
Vermont Law School - Center for Agriculture and Food Systems; Natural Resources & Environment Journal; Climate Law Reporter
March 1, 2011
Energy Committees Newsletter, vol. 8, no. 2, March 2011.
Vermont Law School Research Paper No. No. 24-13
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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 19
Keywords: Wind Energy, Climate Change, property rights
Date posted: July 16, 2013 ; Last revised: July 23, 2013