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OSEA/Member News - Fighting for, and against, the wind

"There are legitimate concerns out there, and you've got to listen to them. That's what distinguishes between social friction and NIMBYism. But there are other concerns that aren't real," says Kris Stevens, executive director of the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association.

Stevens has closely studied the nature of social friction in Ontario's electricity sector, which is also the subject of his Master's thesis in environmental studies. Some people "don't like change," he says. "They're stuck in an older paradigm."
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