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Solar Siting Policy Strategies for Farmland Protection

The pressure to engage in strategies to mitigate climate change at the state level are increasing. In order to take action, states should develop concrete clean energy goals within a statewide climate action plan. State climate action plans should include clear, concise climate goals and legally enable state agencies to make progress towards meeting those goals. However, with increased renewable energy development, such as solar, comes increased demand for land. The following policy strategies for solar siting may help states address the land-use conflict between solar energy and farmland.

Emily Cole
Northampton, MA: American Farmland Trust
Page Numbers
Publication Date
August 01, 2020
Publication Type
Fact Sheets and Technical Memos
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
Solar Siting

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