There are tens of thousands large-scale wind turbines scattered across America. That means over a million and a half households are located within five miles of a turbine. And they’re actually inching closer to homes on average, according to government researchers. So how do those machines impact our property values, our soundscapes, and our quality of life?

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab has a slew of new data on the impact of wind turbines on our lives. In this week's podcast, we’re going to dive into it. (Spoiler: The majority of people like them. We'll explain why.)

Then we’re going to talk about the president’s State of the Union Address. Why did Trump duck away from the coal renaissance narrative?

And finally, we'll explore the controversy around Massachusetts' deal with Northern Pass to supply 17 percent of the state's electricity with Canadian hydro.

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Recommended reading:

  • LBNL: National Survey of Attitudes of Wind Power Project Neighbors
  • GTM: Trump Touts the End of the ‘War on American Energy’
  • GTM: The Controversy Surrounding Massachusetts’ $1.6B Hydropower Transmission Line
  • Vox: Reckoning With Climate Change Will Demand Ugly Tradeoffs

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