Environmentalists target conservationists over renewables

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Environmentalists are notching up the rhetoric against conservationists in a widening battle to win over public support for renewable energy.

As Tim Dickinson writes in the blog Outside Online, “The conservationists fighting renewable-energy development need to wake up and smell the wind and solar power. Now.”

He points out that conservationists who have fought developers all their lives aren’t giving in. A manifesto from a group calling themselves People Only Wanting Energy Responsibility (POWER!) declared: “Big Solar, wind farms, hydroelectric plants, along with the necessary transmission lines are nothing less than Domestic Terrorism being perpetrated on…our Desert Southwest’s premier wildlands.”

Click here for full Outside Online post.

Jay Vincent is senior vice president for energy for The Saint Consulting Group, email: vincent@tscg.biz phone 312.970.5770 Ext: 7502

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