Saving the Environment - But Ruining the View? Wind Energy Development and Aesthetics Laws in the United States and Australia
Article from: OGEL 6 (2011), in Windpower
Renewable energy sources, such as wind, have come to the forefront as international efforts to reduce greenhouse gases have gained momentum. But there is a large gap between acceptance of wind energy as an alternative energy source and actually siting wind turbines. This paper explores how laws protecting aesthetics affect the siting and development of wind energy on private lands in two common law countries, Australia and the United States. Despite their similar common law framework, the aesthetics laws diverge with regards to wind energy development. This article compares the ...