We’ve noted in recent months that the green energy lobby has collided with a brick wall of local protests against Big Wind and Big Solar coming to their towns.
Now we have some hard numbers from energy expert Robert Bryce to confirm that. Bryce keeps a database of local and state restrictions on wind and solar projects.
Bryce reports that in 2022 alone 80 solar energy projects were rejected from states ranging from Ohio to Maine to New York.
Meanwhile, Bryce finds that more than 300 communities have rejected wind farms since 2015.
Bryce calls this a “growing rural voter backlash” against green energy industrial projects. The irony of all of this is that the left created the NIMBY (not in my backyard) to stop development projects, and now they’re being foiled by their own devices.
The New York Times, NPR, and others retaliate by saying these conscientious objectors are front groups funded by the Koch network or Big Oil. But, Bryce notes, there is no evidence to confirm these allegations.