Backlash against wind and solar projects is real, it’s global and it’s growing

There have been at least 639 rejections or restrictions on US wind or solar projects since 2015

All around the world, big solar and wind projects are being rejected. From rural England to the Osage Nation in Oklahoma, local communities are telling alt-energy developers to take their projects and put them where the sun doesn’t shine and the wind doesn’t blow.

As I have documented in the Renewable Rejection Database, there have been at least 639 rejections or restrictions of wind or solar projects in the U.S. alone since 2015.

Why are so many communities objecting? The answer is simple: landowners and homeowners want to preserve the integrity of their neighborhoods.

A wind farm in Colorado is shown here. (AP Photo)

Communities don’t want their landscapes and views destroyed by oceans of solar panels and forests 600-foot-high wind turbines. (AP Photo)

They don’t want their landscapes and views destroyed by oceans of solar panels and forests 600-foot-high wind turbines. They are also rightly concerned about the diminution of their property values and the noise pollution that comes with these projects.  Read more