Is Race a Major Factor Behind Opposition to Wind Farms?

New research highlights the role of white opponents of wind energy projects, but experts disagree about the significance.

A new paper examines how pervasive wind energy opposition is in North America and the predictors of this resistance. It comes to some provocative conclusions, including this: Much of the local pushback comes from predominantly white, wealthy residents at the expense of minority communities who are more likely to live near fossil fuel plants that emit dangerous amounts of pollution.