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. Work package 2 includes a systematic analysis of social acceptance barriers and drivers across the WESRs. The aim of this report (Deliverable 2.3), is to provide a taxonomy of acceptance barriers and drivers in the WESRs. The structure of the taxonomy is based on two previous studies undertaken in the frame of WinWind: Deliverable 2.1, which reviews the relevant literature on social acceptance of wind energy, and describes the technical, socio-economic and regulatory conditions for wind energy in the WESRs; and Deliverable 2.2, which presents a conceptual framework for analysing social acceptance barriers and drivers in the WESRs. The taxonomy 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 the structure, classification and categorisation of the taxonomy. In part 4, we provide an overview of similarities and differences in barriers and drivers of acceptance in the WESRs. Appendix 1 gives specific information from all the WinWind target regions/countries provided by the partners. Appendix 2 presents a revised template that can be used by stakeholders, when assessing the importance of the different factors (i.e. scale of impact factors).
- Year: 2018
- Language: English