Saturday, February 6, 2010

RETECH 2010: Municipal Governments Fostering a YIMBY Culture

by David DeFranza

"Not In My Backyard" has been a rallying cry for homeowners upset with the aesthetic implications of renewable energy facilities and a distributed power grid. This attitude, combined with slow state and federal legislatures and now dwindling stimulus money, has made it difficult to make dramatic advances in the nation's renewable energy system.

According to one panel at RETECH 2010, however, small changes, bubbling up from the community and municipal levels, are accomplishing what big government can't—one town at a the full story on

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