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Green vs. Green: The Political, Legal and Administrative Pitfalls Facing Green Energy Production

November 1 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (add to my calendar)
Heritage Foundation | get directions

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Green activists compare the costs from local green energy development with the local benefits of preservation. The costs are almost all local – hundreds if not thousands of acres must be devoted to solar or wind farms. Windmills and solar farms destroy traditional farming. Birds and bats are killed. The benefits, however, tend to be exported, as the energy is usually sent elsewhere and any benefits from lower carbon production are shared widely. Join us to hear Ryan Yonk discuss the political, legal and administrative pitfalls facing green energy production.

Ryan M. Yonk is an Assistant Professor at Southern Utah University and the Research Director of the Center for Public Lands and Rural Economics in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University. He received his Ph.D. in political science from Georgia State University. His research interests include public choice economics, political economy, direct democracy, public lands policy, environmental policy, state and local government, and other issues that impact local communities.

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214 Massachusetts Ave NE
Lehrman Auditorium
Washington, DC 20002