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Doctoral student Robert Darrow comments about anti-wind farm activists in Europe

Robert R. Darrow, a doctoral student in political science, comments in a news story about anti-wind farm activists in Europe and why the developing wind energy sector the U.S. could begin to see similar opposition. Darrow says one source of unhappiness with the industry is that money made is often not shared with local communities. “Communities are almost always more supportive of wind projects when the financial benefits are distributed widely among local residents, rather than flowing to outside investors.” Erin D. Baker, associate dean in the College of Engineering, says another factor to consider is that most wind farms in the U.S. will be located 25 miles or more from the coast. (Earther, 10/9/18)


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