Countering Wind Energy NIMBYism
Wednesday, February 15, 2012:
1:00 - 2:30 pm Eastern US Time
NIMBY is an acronym well-known in all development industries for “Not In My BackYard.” As the wind energy industry matures, so does anti-wind energy sentiment. NIMBYism is becoming increasingly prevalent in the United Kingdom, and US windfarms are now encountering well-organized opposition and wind energy NIMBYism become more widespread. Arguments that are most prevalent and difficult for developers to answer surround the topics of noise, flicker, wildlife and habitat fragmentation, decommissioning, confidentiality, safety, efficiency & capacity, subsidies, and costs.
Through the lens of these popular arguments, this 90-minute webinar will educate all wind energy professionals seeking to responsibly represent their company and stave off complaints and concerns in working with county and local governments, landowners, and other important stakeholders.
Those attending this seminar will learn how to:
- Disarm the opponent
- Dissect an argument into its structural components
- Spot commonplace fallacies
- Leverage counterarguments
- Assuage fears and concerns about “Wind Turbine Syndrome,” and
- Sidestep common mistakes made in landowner communications
Tiff Thompson, Principal, NIMBY Consulting, LLC
Single Connection: $245.00
Additional Connection at the same Organization: $150.00
A site connection allows a single connection to the web conference. That connection is open to any number of users in a collaborative setting. Because there are no travel expenses and only a single registration fee is required, each additional participant lowers the cost per participant significantly.
By purchasing a site connection, you can invite as many people as you would like to view and participate in the session from a single location. Set up the session in a conference room and project the presentation and chat on a large screen. You also have rights to distribute copies of the presentation materials to everyone involved. Please note that audio is received via the phone line and must be broadcast to your group.
If for any reason a relevant stakeholder cannot co-locate for the session, we encourage you to include that person by purchasing an additional connection at the reduced fee of $150 per session. This will ensure that every member of a team receives the same relevant, timely information in the most efficient way. If you have any technical or purchasing questions, please contact us at (818) 888-4444.
CANCELLATION, REFUNDS & CREDITS
Should you be unable to attend, a refund, less a $50 administrative charge, will be made for cancellations received via letter or fax at least 3 working days before the event. We regret cancellations will not be accepted after that date. However, we will be pleased to transfer your registration to another member of your company or credit the registration fee to another Infocast conference if you register within 6 months from the date of this conference. In the event the conference is canceled, Infocast’s liability is limited to the refund of the conference registration fee only.