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Robert Fri


Robert Fri is a visiting scholar at Resources for the Future, a nonprofit organization that studies natural resource and environmental issues. He has served as director of the National Museum of Natural History, president of Resources for the Future, and deputy administrator of both the Environmental Protection Agency and the Energy Research and Development Administration. In the private sector, Fri was a director of Transco Energy Company and American Electric Power Company, and started his own firm specializing in energy project development. He has served on several studies at the National Research Council, most recently on the America’s Energy Future and America’s Climate Choices projects.


When bad things happen to good windmills

“Wind turbines spoil the view,” has long been an objection to building wind farms in the East. Now Robert Fri examines some surprising cultural resistance in the West.