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Go, Fly a Kite: The Promises (and Perils) of Airborne Wind-Energy Systems

Note - Volume 94 - Issue 2

Commercial wind power generation is still, in many ways, an emerging technology. These few decades have provided little time to generate the laws, regulations, and judicial decisions that define other sectors of the energy industry. We still lack definitive answers to questions of property rights associated with wind generation and environmental impacts. Already, those questions are evolving, and advances in technology may radically alter the landscape. In this Note, William Langley discusses some of the legal issues that may be implicated by the introduction of a new technology: airborne wind energy.

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