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‘Wind in My Backyard' Supports Wind Power Development in the UK

By: Katie Cordrey - Published: Jul 11, 2010 • References: embracemyplanet and edie.net
Some proponents of wind energy development in the UK have taken on wind power opponents by poking fun at them. NIMBYs (Not In My Back Yard) often oppose wind development for reasons that are considered non-substantive by wind power proponents. That’s where WIMBY comes in. WIMBY stands for ‘Wind in My Back Yard.’

Wind in My Back Yard is a serious political movement with a serious campaign. The WIMBY campaign wants to empower people to make make the case for wind farms in their local areas so politicians get the message that wind energy supporters aren’t going to be bullied by NIMBYs.