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CLE - Understanding State and Local Issues Concerning Land-Based Wind Facilities

Thursday, December 8, 2011 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA


The Green Communities Act set ambitious renewable energy goals for the Commonwealth to meet by 2020. One of the key elements of the State’s strategy is to substantially increase the amount of energy produced by land-based wind generation facilities.

Wind facilities are not, however, without their challenges. Understanding and mitigating those impacts on the local level in a way that advances the State’s renewable energy agenda will require multiple efforts that must also respect the concerns of neighboring communities.

At this seminar, attendees learn the renewable energy goals regarding land-based wind energy facilities and how those goals are being advanced.  In addition, attendees will gain an understanding of how wind energy proponents address and overcome local challenges as they navigate through increasing development opportunities throughout the Commonwealth. A diverse panel of experts from the public and private sectors will identify and discuss the key issues and possible solutions.

Specific Topics:

I. Understanding Land-Based Wind Energy in Context: Where Does It Fit Into the Commonwealth’s Renewable Energy Plan?

II. Working It Out On the Local Level: Understanding and Mitigating the Impacts of Land-Based Energy Facilities.


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