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New report: People prefer living near wind turbines over other energy sources

3/20/19

Here’s an indisputable fact: We need electricity to power our modern world. That means building facilities to generate that electricity, some of which will inevitably be located near homes. Now, a new study finds that 90 percent of respondents would prefer to live near a wind farm over any type of centralized power plant, whether coal, natural gas or nuclear. People would also prefer to live near a wind farm over commercial-scale solar projects by a large margin.


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