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Prevalence and predictors of wind energy opposition in North America

October 31, 2023

CSSN scholar Leah Stokes recently published a study on wind energy opposition, shedding light on how local resistance, especially in wealthier and predominantly white communities, hinders the rapid deployment of clean energy, unveiling the concept of “energy privilege.” Their comprehensive research, examining wind projects in the United States and Canada from 2000 to 2016, underscores the significance of overcoming barriers for a just transition towards sustainable energy solutions.