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Spring 2011 - Wind Law

Smith, Ernest E

Credit Hours: 3  Course ID: 397S  Unique # 30087

Meeting Day(s)TimeLocation
TW2:00 - 2:50 pmJON 5.207
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Registration Information
This course is restricted to upper division students only.
You must have at least 43 credit hours to register.

The seminar will focus primarily on the legal issues surrounding commercial wind energy development.  These include federal and state governmental incentives for wind-generated electricity; regulations dealing with the location of wind farms; acquisition and content of wind leases; issues, such as claims of nuisance and environmental problems, that arise from the location of wind farms; "property" issues, such as severance of wind rights from all other ownership rights; transmission of wind-generated electricity, and marketing.

The seminar will meet on Tuesday and Wednesday from 2:00pm to 2:50pm.

Every student will be required to write a paper on a topic that has been approved by the professor and to discuss a draft of the paper during a portion of one class period.

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