Off-shore Wind War

Timlynn Babitsky | Books,Case studies,Issues: Strategies & Tactics,NIMBY,Resources | Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

by Timlynn Babitsky
The war over off-shore wind power in the US may soon be over! The first large-scale US off-shore wind project has been stalled for nearly eight years by a very rich and famous NIMBY campaign of resistors. Yet despite every effort to kill the Cape Wind project, it may be just months away from finally starting construction. (more…)

Community Wind Projects

Timlynn Babitsky | Books,Issues: Strategies & Tactics,Resources | Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

by Timlynn Babitsky
Gaining cooperation from individuals and groups within the same organization is never easy. Gaining support from diverse individuals and groups who do not share the common ground of the same organization is a challenging and complex social process. Wind advocates who are trying to harness the support of diverse stakeholders for agendas that are often contentious face a true test of skill in interpersonal relationship building. How do you get your wind project supported? (more…)

Cape Wind

Timlynn Babitsky | Books,Case studies | Sunday, March 16th, 2008

by Timlynn Babitsky
Coming soon … taking a good look at a highly contentious case study. In the meantime….

Here’s a very funny video from the Jon Stewart Show about the Cape Wind project. It will give you some context for the analysis later. Its focus is on humor, but therein lies much truth.  Click here to view.