Baltimore County planners consider wind turbine proposal
The proposal gives permission by right -- that is, without special permission from the county -- to install one wind turbine up to 60-feet tall per property, provided the property is at least one acre and in a residential area only. The energy generated would be only for the homeowner's use and could not be sold into an electricity grid.
January 20, 2010
by Arthur Hirsch
in Baltimore Sun
One thing has emerged clearly from public hearings on proposed wind turbine regulations in Baltimore County: Everybody likes environmental quality and alternative energy.
Otherwise, the views expressed on the subject at three hearings since the fall run the gamut, and Planning Board members now face the question of what to recommend the County Council do about small wind energy systems in a county where there's little wind to be had. The question is set to be voted on at the board's meeting today.
"The comments were probably as diverse and different as you can imagine," said board member Adam T. Sampson. "For... [continue via Web link]