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New Grant Awarded on Politics and Wind Power Systems

January 10, 2013

Max Boykoff, working with graduate student Shawn Olson, recently received a scholar's award from The Center to Advance Research and Teaching in the Social Sciences (CARTSS) at the University of Colorado for a new project titled "Power Politics: The political ecology of wind farm opposition in Wyoming". Using a three-year battle over a 100 MW wind farm in Converse County, Wyoming, as a case study, the project will contribute to understanding the opposition to industrial-scale development of energies such as wind power and solar photovoltaic systems with the goal of proposing conflict mitigation strategies that simultaneously aid rapid climate mitigation while empowering rural communities.