Social Acceptance of Wind Power in the United States: Evaluating Stakeholder Perspectives (Poster)

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As the wind industry strives to achieve 20% wind energy by 2030, maintaining high levels of social acceptance for wind energy will become increasingly important. Wind Powering America is currently researching stakeholder perspectives in the U.S. market and reviewing findings from wind energy projects around the world to better understand social acceptance barriers. Results from European studies show that acceptance varies widely depending on local community values. A preliminary survey shows similar results in the United States. Further research will be conducted to refine our understanding of key social acceptance barriers and evaluate the best ways to mitigate negative perspectives ... continued below

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Tegen, S. & Lantz, E. May 1, 2009.

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As the wind industry strives to achieve 20% wind energy by 2030, maintaining high levels of social acceptance for wind energy will become increasingly important. Wind Powering America is currently researching stakeholder perspectives in the U.S. market and reviewing findings from wind energy projects around the world to better understand social acceptance barriers. Results from European studies show that acceptance varies widely depending on local community values. A preliminary survey shows similar results in the United States. Further research will be conducted to refine our understanding of key social acceptance barriers and evaluate the best ways to mitigate negative perspectives on wind power.

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  • Presented at the WINDPOWER 2009 Conference and Exhibition, 4-7 May 2009, Chicago, Illinois

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Tegen, S. & Lantz, E. Social Acceptance of Wind Power in the United States: Evaluating Stakeholder Perspectives (Poster), article, May 1, 2009; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc926913/: accessed May 27, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.