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I'm stuck on this issue, the only ways out I can envision are either massive educational efforts, or, the political willpower to tell people to STFU. A question for you folks in Europe, how were you able to build massive wind farms without NIMBY's getting in the way? I live in the Western US were wind is readily available, and it is beyond clear to me that wind farms are a necessity. Thanks!
by US Blues on Sun May 16th, 2010 at 09:56:29 AM EST
that Europe faces lots of NIMBYism as well.

The video clip is about NIMBYism against wind in the UK.

The first "NIMBY" link to the diary is a discussion that was sparked in reference to NIMBYism against some Greek wind projects.

Yet ... perhaps there is a -- writ large -- European process that is more open to actual science and facts, with an underlying understanding of climate change, as opposed to the ability of truthiness-laden information campaigns to skew the U.S. discussion.

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by a siegel (siegeadATgmailIGNORETHISdotPLEASEcom) on Sun May 16th, 2010 at 11:06:12 AM EST
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Two words: Eminent domain.

Also, we sometimes pay them to shut up. Which is not, of course, an unmitigated success, in that it encourages people to go NIMBY for the hush money.

- Jake

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Sun May 16th, 2010 at 03:46:42 PM EST
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