Conflicts and social impacts: EIA of renewable energy

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Abstract

The transition to renewable energy is currently in many places challenged by conflicts over specific projects. For example siting of onshore wind turbines often causes conflicts with local communities, sometimes leading to abandonment of the project or plan. This paper presents an analysis of such conflicts, and the role social impacts play. The paper analyses in depth four cases of renewable energy projects, utilizing a conceptualization of conflict constituted by three elements: Attitude, behavior and contradictions. Through analysis of EIA reports and hearing responses as well as interviews, the paper digs deeper to nuance what constitutes the conflicts and what role social impacts play.
Original languageDanish
Publication dateJun 2017
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017
Event37th Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment - Le Centre Sheraton Montréal Hôtel, Montréal, Canada
Duration: 4 Apr 20177 Apr 2017
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Conference

Conference37th Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment
LocationLe Centre Sheraton Montréal Hôtel
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityMontréal
Period04/04/201707/04/2017
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