Associate Director, Community Engagement EDF Renewables North America
To decarbonize the grid by 2035, average annual solar installations must be five times greater than they are today. But, installing large-scale clean energy developments are facing stiff headwinds. Many project encounter opposition from local residents that call into question the benefits of these essential projects. Likewise, clean energy stakeholders may ignore legitimate arguments from neighbors about the ways in which projects may impact local lands or innovative solutions ways to minimize these impacts. This panel intends to explore these issues, identify common ground among different interests, and explore new approaches to effectively site large-scale renewables.