Calling Anti-Renewables Campaigners NIMBYs Is Often Inaccurate And Always Unproductive

Calling Anti-Renewables Campaigners NIMBYs Is Often Inaccurate And Always Unproductive

Via Clean Technica:

NIMBY — Not In My Back Yard — is a nice crisp acronym and gets bandied about a lot when discussing opposition to wind energy and other renewables. But it is inadequate as a categorization of the various people fighting against broader penetration of renewables in energy grids worldwide.

More than just inaccurate, however, it’s unproductive. Calling someone a NIMBY labels and diminishes them, making them feel quite rightly as if they are not being listened to. And understanding where anti-renewable’s sentiment originates from in the person you are talking with is important to ensuring that you...

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