wind NIMBYism

Reducing Local Opposition to Renewables

To avoid the most catastrophic impacts of the climate crisis, we need to shift quickly from dirty fossil fuels to cleaner sources of energy. The good news is that we have the technology to decarbonize the electric sector, and its cost has plummeted — since 2010, the costs of solar, … [continued]

Can Cash Payments Win Over Wind Project Opponents?

A 50-turbine wind farm in Goodhue County in southeastern Minnesota has met with stiff local resistance, a frequent tale in the wind industry. Recently, the project developer won a key court case to move forward, after making concessions about the distance (“setback”) between the wind farm and local homes. However, many residents remained unconvinced that the project was in their best interest.