20 Jun '11, 1pm

Developing a Wind Farm Support Campaign

Developing a Wind Farm Support Campaign

It takes a multitude of initiatives to move opinions and affect change when residents are concerned about their communities. People often latch onto false statements in order to defend what they perceive as the preservation of their lifestyles. Presenting the facts in a clear, concise and consistent manner is the key to successfully getting a wind farm approved in the U.S. Developers who initiate a multi-pronged campaign will be the ones who are able to construct their projects with the least amount of obstacles. Coalition-building combined with a media effort and direct, third-party outreach must be done immediately -- these are essential factors to successfully gaining approval of a wind farm permit. Developers must be willing to find ways to build a large, influential group of wind-farm supporters, creating a strong coalition to promote the project’s benefits. This mean...

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