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Deliverable 2.2: Conceptual framework for analysing social acceptance barriers and drivers - Conceptual framework for analysing social acceptance barriers and drivers in the WinWind target regions

Kristin Linnerud, Stine Aakre, Merethe Dotterud Leiren

The overall objective of the EU project WinWind is to enhance the (socially inclusive) deployment of wind energy by increasing social acceptance of, and support for, onshore wind energy in ‘wind energy scarce regions’ (WESR). The target regions are: Saxony and Thuringia in Germany, Lazio and Abruzzo in Italy, Latvia as a whole, Mid-Norway, the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship in Poland and the Balearic Islands in Spain. This report presents a conceptual framework for analysing social acceptance barriers and drivers in the WinWind target regions. The framework is based on the findings from Deliverable 2.1, where we 1) review the relevant literature on social acceptance of wind energy, and 2) describe the technical, socio-economic and regulatory conditions for wind energy in the WESR target regions. This report is structured as follows: After a brief introductory section in part 1, in part 2 we present key concepts, categories and definitions relevant to the study of social acceptance of wind energy. In part 3, we present a conceptual framework for analysing social acceptance, and moreover present a list of the main acceptance factors. In part 4, we explain how the conceptual framework should be applied when assessing community acceptance of wind energy development projects in the WESR regions.

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  • Year: 2018
  • Language: English