By Adrian Skabelund | Gilbert Sun
Coconino County is developing a new renewable energy ordinance.
The effort comes as there has been an increased demand for renewable sources of energy as an alternative to fossil fuels.
The county approved a wind project last year just south of Winslow, and it appears the county planning and zoning commission will be considering another wind project this year.
Melissa Shaw, the county long-range planner, told the Coconino County Board of Supervisors this week that the ordinance is designed to regulate new renewable energy projects and provide guidance to county staff and developers as more proposed projects come forward.