QuickTalk: From NIMBYs to Neighbors: Emerging Patterns in Developer Experiences and the Views of Rural Americans the Clean Energy Industry Needs to Win Over
Wednesday, September 13, 2023
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM PDT
Location: Veronese 2405, Level 2, The Venetian
Learning Level: 101: Applies to those with limited experience of the topic and seeking foundational understanding of the content.
Community acceptance is now clean energy’s multi-billion-dollar barrier, with roughly 150 projects restricted or rejected by rural communities in 2023 alone. From wind to transmission, from community solar to storage, no one is immune. Two of the U.S.’s leading community engagement experts have conducted a pair of ground-breaking surveys: One explored the patterns in developers’ community engagement experience. The other is a first-ever poll of rural Americans’ views of renewable energy near them. These findings will be presented for the first time in this can’t-miss session for anyone working in community engagement for clean energy projects.
Understand the significance of community acceptance as a major barrier to the development of clean energy projects, including the rejection or restrictions faced by approximately 150 projects in rural communities in 2023 alone.
Gain insights from ground-breaking surveys conducted by leading community engagement experts, focusing on the patterns observed in developers' experiences with community engagement and the first-ever poll revealing rural Americans' views on renewable energy projects near them.
Acquire valuable findings and data from the surveys to enhance
community engagement strategies
for clean energy projects, catering to the specific needs and concerns of rural communities.