Wind Energy White Paper Outlines Concerns About Wind Industry's Rapid and Unregulated Growth

Jun 05, 2007, 01:00 ET from Androvett Legal Media

    DALLAS, June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Booming growth in the U.S. wind energy
 industry creates special responsibilities for wind farm developers as large
 utility-grade wind turbines are increasingly placed closer to population
 centers, according to a recent white paper published by Dallas attorney
 Trey Cox.
     In his paper, the partner from Dallas' Lynn, Tillotson & Pinker, LLP,
 outlines key strategies for wind-farm developers to help insure continued
 public support for the young and fast-growing industry.
     With wind-generated power expected to grow more than 20 percent in
 2007, Mr. Cox says the industry's aggressive growth phase must occur in a
 way that does not diminish the public's widespread support for wind energy.
 In the white paper, "In Defense of the Wind," Mr. Cox lays out a series of
 best practices for wind energy developers during development and ongoing
 operation of wind farms.
     Mr. Cox recommends concrete steps that wind farm developers can take to
 avoid complaints about noise from turbines while also being responsive to
 community concerns. The white paper includes important advice from Mr. Cox
 regarding his successful representation of the world's largest wind farm in
 the first U.S. private nuisance lawsuit against a wind farm.
     Mr. Cox represented FPL Energy's Horse Hollow Wind Energy Center near
 Abilene, Texas, in a trial decided in December 2006. Jurors in the Horse
 Hollow case found in favor of FPL Energy after determining that the
 turbines did not create a nuisance.
     Mr. Cox presents his white paper on Tuesday, June 5, at the American
 Wind Energy Association's Windpower 2007 Conference in Los Angeles.
     For a copy of the white paper or to arrange an interview with Mr. Cox,
 please contact Robert Tharp of Androvett Legal Media at (800) 559-4534 or

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