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  1.  "really remote wilderness" implies big-time transmission wire / such requirements.

  2.  My version ... landowner gets direct royalties, with some royalty payments on a sliding scale within certain distances.

  3. Wind turbines typically add serious money into the local communities due to real estate taxes on top of the employment (and relevant taxes).

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by a siegel (siegeadATgmailIGNORETHISdotPLEASEcom) on Sun May 16th, 2010 at 10:20:24 PM EST
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Sweden is full of remote wilderness within two hours drive of say the four biggest cities. And the real estate tax argument only makes sense if local communities collect that tax, instead of the state. Which is the way it's done around here. Your financial compensation system feels sound though.

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by Starvid on Mon May 17th, 2010 at 07:13:21 AM EST
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