From The Columbian – NIMBY movement blows away wind power’s potential

From today’s Columbian…an article on Washington state’s Initiative 937, the Renewable Energy Portfolio Initiative, which would mandate that 15 percent of the state’s energy must come from renewable sources (excluding hydro power) by 2010. The author discusses the spate of recent stalled wind power projects, and chalks them up to nimbyism.

“”These fat cats with waterfront estates go to cocktail parties and claim they’re all for renewable energy,” says Cape Wind’s President Jim Gordon. “But when it comes to their own views, it is pure nimbyism — not in my backyard.””

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