NIMBY is a Sustainability Adaptation

My own opinion of Not-In-My-Back-Yard is that it is one of the first signs of an evolution toward sustainability. When the rights and preferences of local people to preserve their natural assets is balanced against the demands of others far removed from that environment for energy or resources, then we have one of the key building blocks for a sustainable society. Even if the local intrusion is something we like, like wind energy, and not popularly vulgar operations like mining, water harvesting, commercial fishing, logging of native forests, radioactive waste dumps… I would like to study how to incorporate NIMBY into energy system planning as a system dynamic, not figure out how to curtail it and damp it out. 
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