NIMBY and Renewable Energy – comments on Saint Index

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The impact of NIMBY opposition on renewable energy proposals intrigues many, and The Saint Report has published several posts on the issue. John Reeder, a senior adviser at Sperry Van Ness in California, examines the topic in a recent post on, the blog on investment real estate news and commentary.

In a post referring to the Saint Index findings published in USA Today, he finds that some people have a knee-jerk “no” response to solar energy for two reasons: a tendency to oppose anything proposed near them, and a lack of knowledge about solar energy plants that leaves them with an uneducated aversion to them.

For John’s full post at, click here. Look for more contributions from John, who has kindly agreed to share blog postings from with The Saint Report.

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