Wind Legislation Strategies for the Lone Star State

dc.creatorWeis, Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-20T20:54:13Z
dc.date.available2018-04-20T20:54:13Z
dc.date.issued2018-05
dc.description.abstractTexas introduced Senate Bill 277 as its first wind energy siting law during the 2017 Legislature. The bill combats radar interference between wind and military equipment by exempting any wind farm within thirty nautical miles of a military base from tax deductions. This rule does not make sense for several reasons: it defies the economic logic grounding Texas’ decision to pursue wind energy, it addresses an issue traditionally handled by the federal government, and employs inefficient tactics the Department of Defense no longer uses. The inadequacies of this legislation point out that lawmakers misunderstand wind as a resource and that Texas property law does not account for the value of wind energy. This paper suggests laws to promote the Texas wind industry based on how Texas became the wind capital of America, how Texas defines similar property interests, and other states’ wind legislation failures.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2346/73576
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.subjectTexasen_US
dc.subjectPropertyen_US
dc.subjectLawen_US
dc.subjectRenewableen_US
dc.subjectEnergyen_US
dc.titleWind Legislation Strategies for the Lone Star Stateen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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