Recently there have been several cases of neighbors raising objections, valid or invalid, to green projects.
There was the Northland Pines case where community members challenged the LEED certification of a local high school. Recipients of smart meters sued the utilities claiming the smart meters wrongly measured their electricity use. Neighbors held up the Cape Wind offshore wind energy project for years. Neighbors even object to the placement of solar panels, most famously on Al Gore’s mansion in Tennessee.