24 Oct '11, 10am

NIMBY-ism Kills 45% of Clean Energy Projects

NIMBY-ism Kills 45% of Clean Energy Projects

In my opinion, one of the biggest problems is that much of that economic potential is not going directly to citizens. If people don’t have a direct financial stake in a project, they’re more likely to oppose it. That’s why I’ve called for feed-in tariffs on the local and state level as a way to stimulate more community and individual engagement in the clean energy economy. It’s what drove community development in Germany, Denmark and other European countries — and it’s more important than ever in the U.S. given how much clean energy we need to deploy in people’s backyards if we’re going to truly address the climate crisis.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/10/24/nimby-ism-kills-45-of...

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