The new look of NIMBYism
NIMBYism has a new face and it’s ire is increasingly directed at renewable projects.
So-called “NIMBY” activism, once reserved for projects like landfills, prisons and big box stores, has started to impact proposed renewable energy projects throughout the nation. Last year, not-in-my-backyard opposition delayed or cancelled a wide range of proposals involving wind and solar power and biofuels production nationwide.
“Siting for renewables certainly has gotten very challenging,” said Nathanael Greene, director of renewable energy policy at the Natural Resources Defense Council.