Monday, October 17, 2011

Energy Project With Least NIMBY Opposition? Wind Farms

The New York Times' Green Blog digs into some polling data from the Saint Consulting Group and finds hypothetical "wind farms on the ridge above one’s home" polls better than any other potential local energy project, with a full 70% in support of local wind power. Even Tea Party members would rather see a local wind farm than a local oil drilling project or new conventional power plant. Makes you wonder why people like Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) think oil drilling off Virginia is "centrist" when 55% of Americans say they wouldn't want oil drilling to take place in their community.
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