Kirk Johnson of the New York Times this morning published a interesting piece on how solar energy development in Colorado is being impeded by local resistance to new transmission lines. The many examples of how community or landowner or other resistance to clean energy projects has been well covered here on ModeShift. The trend represents another authentic risk to the nation’s ability to make a transition to a low carbon economy. There are oil companies on one end of that conversation, and ordinary Americans on the other. Make no mistake. If the transition occurs, it will be the hardest economic change America has achieved since the Civil War.
— Keith Schneider