State senate will consider bill on uniform siting for wind energy

Posted on August 3, 2009. Filed under: Wind |

From an Associated Press article in the Green Bay Press Gazette:

MADISON — A bill [Senate Bill 185] that would set standards for wind-energy systems in Wisconsin is up for a vote in a state Senate committee on Tuesday.

The committee that handles energy and utilities issues held a hearing on the proposal in May. [A similar] bill has already cleared an Assembly committee. It has the backing of business, labor, environmental and farm groups.

It requires the Public Service Commission to set uniform rules for the projects statewide and prohibits municipalities from adopting stricter regulations. Right now, the commission only approves the largest projects, those capable of producing more than 100 megawatts of electricity.


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