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This act, which was signed into law, was created to integrate energy development and land use planning. The act encourages efficient use of energy, provides for the development of renewable energy resources, and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
Maine Legislative Document 1649 modernizes Maine’s solar power policy and encourages economic development. It was vetoed by the Governor in 2016.
This bill provides that solar and photovoltaic energy facilities and structures on farmland are not an inherently beneficial use for purposes of zoning approvals. This proposed legislation, which has not passed as of February 2018, reverses prior municipal land use law establishing that solar development is, in fact, a beneficial use.
This bill modifies New Jersey’s solar renewable energy portfolio standards. S2276 increases SREC requirements for New Jersey retail electric suppliers and is likely to increase demand for solar installations. This bill was subject to a Governor’s pocket veto in January 2018.
The Massachusetts Solar Energy Act provides authority to create a new solar incentive plan as a continuation of previously created and filled programs.
The 2016 Food Policy Council Report provides a summary of results from the 2016 Food Policy Council (FPC) survey, conducted annually since 2013, by Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future. The purpose of the survey is to investigate trends among food policy councils across the United States and Canada. As demonstrated in the report, … Continued
On December 9, 2016, American Farmland Trust's Farmland Information Center hosted a webinar on the federal Agricultural Conservation Easement Program Final Rule. The webinar includes a presentation of what has changed from the Interim Final Rule, as well as a Q&A with NRCS staff: Jessica Groves, National Easement Specialist; Jerome Faulkner, Acting National Agricultural Land … Continued
This table displays the status and summarizes important information about 95 farm and ranch land protection programs in 20 states that have funded easement acquisitions.
This table displays the status and summarizes important information, as of January 2016, about farm and ranch land protection programs in the 28 states that have funded easement acquisitions.
The information presented in this booklet is designed to explain how municipalities and conservation organizations can use Chapter 61 laws to protect important natural resources in their communities. The report advises cities and towns facing conversions of classified lands in the evaluation and potential acquisition of the properties.