Two sets of values in conflict when NIMBYs oppose development

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By P. Michael Saint, Chairman and CEO, The Saint Consulting Group There are those who argue that NIMBYs, (those who oppose new development near their homes) are just plain selfish. They are placing their own happiness ahead of the greater good. For example, when nearby residents oppose wind farms that will generate clean electric power for the good of the … Read More

2012 Was Good Year for Wind Energy, 2013 Less Optimistic

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Wind energy annual reports in Europe and the United States agree that 2012 was a good year for the wind energy industry, but 2013 poses different kinds of difficulties. Julie Wernau, reporting in The Chicago Tribune, wrote: In the U.S. overall, nearly two-thirds of the more than 13,000 MW of new wind power in 2012 came online in the fourth quarter … Read More

Massachusetts OKs Cape Wind Deal with National Grid

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Cape Wind, the first offshore wind farm ever approved in the U.S., passed another major milestone this week with the approval by the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities of a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement with the utility, National Grid, to buy Cape Wind’s energy, capacity and renewable energy credits, Timothy Hurst writes in the ecopolitology blog.