Accelerating Renewables: Enhancing Energy Acceptance and Permitting
This research project will explore local opposition to renewable energy and evaluate new methods for reducing such opposition. How can the siting process be redesigned to reduce local opposition and NIMBYism against renewables? What successful lessons from the international context can be applied to the question of renewable energy siting criteria? Can strategic site selection, beneficial co-location, and pre-emptive site design improve the social acceptance of potential renewable energy projects, either by themselves or in combination with adjustments to policy?