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Learning from Wind Power
Governance, Societal and Policy Perspectives on Sustainable Energy
 
 
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24 May 2012
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Energy has always been important for human societies, but across the world energy issues are now being given unprecedented priority by governments, communities and citizens. The challenges permeate many spheres: technical, economic, social, political, institutional and environmental. Although other so-called 'new renewables' were under development when the policy push for renewable energy sources began in earnest, wind power was already at a sufficiently advanced stage to be the primary technology of choice. Focusing on the influential roles of governance, policy and social acceptance, this provides a state-of-the-art synthesis of research on the deployment of wind power. With chapters from leading researchers in a wide range of disciplinary perspectives, it provides a comprehensive and authoritative account of the key issues facing the deployment of wind power, and uses these insights to identify important lessons for the future expansion of other renewable energy technologies and the wider transition to sustainable energy.


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Energy has always been important for human societies, but across the world energy issues are now being given unprecedented priority by governments, communities and citizens. The challenges permeate many spheres: technical, economic, social, political, institutional and environmental. Although other so-called 'new renewables' were under development when the policy push for renewable energy sources began in earnest, wind power was already at a sufficiently advanced stage to be the primary technology of choice. Focusing on the influential roles of governance, policy and social acceptance, this provides a state-of-the-art synthesis of research on the deployment of wind power. With chapters from leading researchers in a wide range of disciplinary perspectives, it provides a comprehensive and authoritative account of the key issues facing the deployment of wind power, and uses these insights to identify important lessons for the future expansion of other renewable energy technologies and the wider transition to sustainable energy.


Reviews

'What the book does well is to identify and disucss several barriers to making wind projects more acceptable for communities and environmental groups...Learning from Wind Power is an accessible and weighty contribution to the field.' - Ralitsa Hiteva, Sustainable Consumption Institute and School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester, Environment and Planning


Contents

Wind Power: Towards a Sustainable Energy Future?; C.Warren, R.Cowell, G.Ellis, P.A.Strachan & J.Szarka
PART I: GOVERNANCE AND POLICY LEARNING
Wind Power: Opportunities, Limits and Challenges; D.Elliott
Wind Power Policy in Germany and the UK; V.Lauber
Wind Power and Spatial Planning in the UK; S.Power & R.Cowell
From Laggard to World Leader: the United Kingdom's Adoption of MarineWind Energy; S.Jay
Planning with the Missing Masses: Innovative Wind Power Planning in France; A.Nadai
PART II: SOCIETAL ENGAGEMENT WITH WIND POWER
The Misdirected Opposition to Wind Energy; M.J.Pasqualletti
The Social Experience of Noise from Wind Farms; C.Haggett
Navigating a Minefield? Wind Power and Local Community BenefitFunds; P.A.Strachan & D.Jones
Fostering Public Engagement in Wind Energy Development: the Role of Intermediaries and Community Benefits; P.Devine-Wright
Social Acceptance of Wind Energy Projects: Learning from Trans-national Experience; S.Huber, R.Hobarty & G.Ellis
Drawing Lessons from Wind Power for Future Sustainable Energy; J.Szarka, G.Ellis, R.Cowell, P.A.Strachan & C.Warren


Authors

JOSEPH SZARKA Reader in Policy Studies in the Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies, University of Bath, UK. His research interests are in environmental, climate and energy policy.
RICHARD COWELL Reader in Environmental Planning at Cardiff University, UK,and his research interests lie in the relationship between land use planning and sustainable development. He has researched the role of strategic spatial planning in delivering renewable energy in Wales, community benefits from wind energy, and the impacts of devolution within the British state on renewable energy outcomes.
GERAINT ELLIS Senior Lecturer in the School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering at Queen's University, Belfast. His key interests are in environmental planning, particularly in energy and marine issues, health and the built environment and
planning pedagogy and professionalism.
PETER A. STRACHAN Professor in Energy Policy and Management, Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University, UK. His research interests cover the theoretical and business aspects of the relationship between public policy and sustainable development, with particular reference to energy and the environment.
CHARLES WARREN Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geography & Sustainable Development at the University of St Andrews, UK. His recent research within the field of environmental management and policy has included projects on the validity of the concept of 'native' and 'alien' species, the impacts of post-devolution land reform in Scotland and public attitudes to onshore wind farms.