susan altman June 7, 2007

The Energy and Environment Office of Medford, MA, recently received a grant for the design and installation of a small wind turbine at one of our schools. There are many positive justifications for the project. However, several projects in our local area that have major environmental advantages (Cape Wind, the Boston Green Line Subway extension) have run into fierce resistance that have delayed and greatly increased the costs of the project. We're hoping to get the project off to a good start by defusing opposition early. I'm looking for successful strategies to overcome opposition before it begins (related to wind or not). I would appreciate help in identifying resources that are more practical than theoretical.

Susan Altman
Medford Clean Energy Committee