Wind Energy and Telecommunications

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Every day, rural communities are harnessing the benefits of wind energy. Wind development provides new income for landowners, new tax revenue to fund schools and services, and creates local  career and job opportunities. County officials are responsible for enacting siting or zoning standards that address the concerns of local residents while ensuring that wind development is still a feasible option for participating landowners. Wind energy standards may include provisions seeking to  address the potential for interference with  telecommunications.