Ariel Cohen writes in Forbes about the need to address NIMBYism.
- Local opposition and the Not in My Backyard (NIMBYism) movement is hamstringing environmental and energy progress.
- Residents of Maine have stalled the development of transmission lines that would bring renewable energy in from Canada and Las Vegas-based activists killed what would have been the nation’s largest solar project in the Nevada desert.
- NIMBYism impacts clean and traditional energy projects, hurting consumers and the environment.
“Combating climate change and ensuring America’s energy abundance and security requires thoughtful and informed policy choices and sacrifices. These sacrifices must be equitably distributed if we are to sustain decarbonization.”
Read the full article here.