Public Acceptance of Offshore Wind Farms
The successful deployment of offshore wind farms and other renewable technologies depends, to some degree, on their public acceptance. Past experiences have proven that public opposition can result in delays or project standstill for renewable energy projects. Therefore, it is crucial to develop a clear understanding of the social implications of offshore wind installations. This chapter reviews the main factors that give rise to opposition against offshore wind farms and discusses the ways in which public acceptance of these installations can be promoted.
KeywordsSocial acceptance of offshore wind NIMBY Public opposition Siting of offshore wind
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