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A new insight article by the Michaud Energy Policy Research Group at Loyola University Chicago’s School of Environmental Sustainability (SES) highlights the intricacies of developing utility-scale solar in the Midwestern U.S.
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"Particularly in recent years, the development of utility-scale solar projects in the Midwest has faced repeated backlash on its impact on land use, ecological processes, and nearby property values. Leaving these questions unanswered would only perpetuate opposition and delay the energy transition process."

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Matt Chester on Feb 15, 2022

Such an important topic-- trying to make these projects work without getting buy-in from the community is unwise in the long run. But educating, listening to concerns, and collaborating can foster long term partnerships where everyone wins

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Jim Stack on Feb 16, 2022

I am sure these groups also compare with the damage done by COAL and NG. QUOTE=a solar opposition group website, large-scale solar projects can reduce populations of species from eagles and deer, to bees and other insects.

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