Renewable energy options and considerations — February 2008

February 27, 2008@ JP Coughlin Center, Topic: A look at renewable energy options and considerations in your community

Discussion Outline 2-27-08 – (2 pages77 KB)

Outline of Towns Role in regulating wind farms -by Atty. John St. Peter (9 pages, 364 KB)

Excerpt from Wisconsin Towns Association magazine, Overview of wind regulations – by Rick Stadelman, (3 pages, 393 KB)

Draft Model Wind Ordinance for Wisconsin towns and counties, Feb 2007 (6 pages, 43 KB)

Model Wind Ordinance Reference guide, April 2007 -accompanies the draft model ordinance (18 pages, 42 KB)

Local example -Town of Menasha Code, Section 29.10, Wind Energy Systems, created 2/07 (35 pages, 282 KB)

Local example – Town of Menasha Fee Schedule for building wind/solar systems (2 pages, 70 KB)

Diagram illustrating different sizes of small and utility scale wind turbines, source: Renew Wisconsin (1 page, 97 KB)

Useful websites:

Midwest Renewable Energy Association (

Focus on Energy – Renewable Energy overview (

RENEW Wisconsin, Small WInd Toolbox (

National Wind Watch (

National Academy of Sciences, Environmental Impact of Wind Energy –  from this webpage, you can either purchase a full report, or download a free Executive summary and Report summary, or read the entire report on line. Scroll down and look under “Free Resources” to access these reports.


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