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Strategy EI1.6: Review and update local codes and policies to remove barriers and streamline permitting for commercial and community renewable energy projects.

Strategy Description

Work with homeowners’ associations, design review boards, and similar groups that have regulations that prohibit or restrict renewable energy projects. Regulations such as height restrictions, lot coverage, and setback can have adverse affects on renewable energy projects.

Additional Information / Case Studies

Madison County Wind for Schools Event | Image Credit: LandDesign

Recommendation

EI1: Support the advancement of the region’s clean energy economy to drive innovation and entrepreneurship, create high-wage jobs, and foster business activity.