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Spring 2011 - Wind Law

Smith, Ernest E

Course ID: 397S  Unique # 30087  Credit Hours: 3
Meeting DaysTimesLocation
   Tuesday 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm JON 5.207
   Wednesday 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm JON 5.207
Exam Type   Date   Time      Name Range   Room  
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Registration Information
This course is restricted to upper division students only.

Description
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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