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This report presents our findings regarding these four pinch points and four key questions that were informed by the British Academy’s call:
1. How is the Just Transition defined by workers, managers, social partners, and community stakeholders in the industry?
2. What are the political and socio-economic pinch points at windfarm manufacturing sites and in communities where windfarms are located?
3. How are work intensification and intensified use of the natural environment resulting from the political imperative to deploy wind turbines quickly and at large scale dealt with?
4. How can the process of structural change, meaning here the expansion of the wind turbine industry, be managed equitably so that communities and workers benefit more broadly?
Our findings are based on data from windfarm communities and the wind turbine industry in Germany, Denmark, South Africa and the UK, which we collected between the years 2012 and 2022. The bulk of our data consists of semi structured interviews and focus groups with in total156 participants including industry experts, local citizens, activists, trade union and industry representatives, managers in the industry and workers, managers and instructors from skill formation providers, and municipal policy makers. We complemented this data with secondary sources, news clippings and policy documents to develop community and industry case studies for each country.
|Translated title of the contribution||Afsluttende rapport: Vindenergi og retfærdig grøn omstilling: Politiske og samfundsøkonomiske udfordringer i vindmølleindustrien og lokalsamfund i Europa og Sydafrika|
|Place of Publication||London, UK|
|Publisher||The British Academy|
|Number of pages||143|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2022|
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Wind energy and the Just Transition: Political and socio-economic pinch points in wind turbine manufacturing and windfarm communities in Europe and South Africa
Klindt, M. P., Schulte, L., Umney, C. & Stephens, S.
27/10/2021 → 25/03/2022
Wind Energy and the Just Transition: Political and socio-economic pinch points in wind turbine manufacturing and windfarm communities in Europe and South AfricaKlindt, M. P., Stephens, S., Schulte, L., Umney, C. & Robinson, B., Jun 2022, London, UK: The British Academy. 29 p.
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