Lawmakers debate regulations for wind turbines
Officials at Naval Air Station Kingsville have led the charge for new notice requirements, saying wind farms, which look like storms or aircraft on radars, could hamper the base's mission to train jet pilots. The wind industry opposes new requirements.
April 8, 2011
by Mark Collette
in Corpus Christi Caller Times
Several bills in the state Legislature would impose new notice and permitting requirements for wind farms like this one in San Patricio County.
CORPUS CHRISTI - A bill that would give military installations more advance notice about wind farm developments passed the state Senate this week, but measures that would impose new permitting regulations on the wind industry may have a steeper climb.
Industry leaders say turbines have proliferated in Texas, the nation's leading wind energy state, largely because of its unrestrictive regulatory environment and because of state laws that require electricity providers to use renewable energy or buy renewable energy... [continue via Web link]