Wind Energy Daily reports YIMBYs say yes to transmission if it is for renewables

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The Wind Energy Daily, reporting at the conclusion of the AWEA Windpower 2009 conference in Chicago, picked up the Saint Index flash poll and noted that if aweaAmericans are asked about transmission lines for renewable energy, the answer is Yes-In-My-Back-Yard.

While a majority of Americans oppose new high-voltage transmission lines in their communities, opposition drops precipitously to 17% if those lines are delivering clean, renewable energy from wind, according to a just-released survey from the Saint Consulting Group.

Support for new transmission lines leaps from just 46% to 83% when respondents are asked specifically about high-voltage transmission lines delivering wind power.

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