Friday, December 4, 2009
NIMBYism and Wind Power
When it comes to alternative energy sources, including natural gas, wind, solar, and nuclear, everyone is supportive until the source comes to their town. This is the idea of NIMBYism, or Not In My BackYard. One of the main reasons for the contention is that homeowners are concerned that these new technologies will leave marks on their region that lower their property values. However, the Departmnt of Energy just responded that property values have not been affected in areas where windfarms have been activated. This is certainly good news for homeowners, environmentalists, and alternative energy entrepreneurs alike! Read the article here.