State and local zoning laws and ordinances influence how and where a developer can site and deploy new wind projects, supporting the sustainable and responsible development of wind energy. The ordinances can also impact the amount of available land to deploy renewables. In the United States, zoning ordinances at the county and township level are typically enacted before a large-scale solar or wind power facility is constructed on private land. In this new article, published in Nature Energy, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory digs into the types of ordinances in effect and how they could change the amount of available land over time.