30 Nov '14, 7pm

US Navy Shells Out 3 Million Clams For Wave Energy

The psychology of “aesthetic” objections to renewable energy is odd. It is extraordinarily variable around the globe. NIMBY objections to onshore wind are strong in England, negligible in Scotland, Spain and Germany. For offshore wind, they are strong in New England, negligible in Europe (though a project off the English South Downs, a beauty spot, had to be scaled back). There are curiously few objections in England to rural solar farms – Scotland is irrelevant here. Cynically, there seems to be a negative correlation with money. Rents, jobs and local taxes soothe hurt eyes a lot. In England Mrs Thatcher nationalised business property taxes in her war with Labour local authorities, but not in Scotland, shifting the balance of interests against development. One reason Silicon Fen around Cambridge concentrates on IP (ARM, Dolby) is the hostility of local planning committees...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2014/11/30/us-navy-shells-3-mill...

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