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Wind Power and the Ridge Law: N.C. Legislature Should Stop Providing Special Treatment for Wind Power

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Wind power advocates are pushing for commercial wind turbines along the mountain ridgelines – the mountains and the coast are the only locations where wind is viable in North Carolina. These commercial wind turbines can be as tall as 500 feet or the height of 50-story skyscrapers. The Ridge Law generally prohibits most tall buildings over 40 feet from being built along the ridgelines.

Wind Power and the Ridge Law: N.C. Legislature Should Stop Providing Special Treatment for Wind Power

Daren Bakst is Senior Research Fellow in Agricultural Policy at the Heritage Foundation. In this position, Bakst studies and writes about agricultural and environmental policy and property rights, among other issues.  He has done extensive work on the farm bill… ...

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