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Brennan, N,Van Rensburg, TM,Morris, C
2017
November
Journal Of Environmental Planning And Management
Public acceptance of large-scale wind energy generation for export from Ireland to the UK: evidence from Ireland
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Export wind farm externalities focus groups WILLINGNESS-TO-PAY RENEWABLE ENERGY SOCIAL ACCEPTANCE LOCAL ACCEPTANCE CHOICE EXPERIMENTS FOCUS GROUPS POWER FARMS ELECTRICITY ATTITUDES
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Although international trade in energy may offer a flexible and cost effective means by which European countries could meet their renewable energy targets, developers in the exporting nation can face local opposition for reasons which are not always clear. Using focus groups and a public survey, we contrast perspectives between local stakeholders and wind farm operators and investigate the community impacts associated with large-scale wind energy for domestic use and export from Ireland to the UK. Although the export of renewable energy from Ireland to the UK is currently on hold, our findings suggest that significant investment is required by the state and wind farm operators in better information provision, trust building, effective instruments to internalise wind farm externalities and co-management arrangements before Ireland can fully capture the benefits of wind exports to the UK.
10.1080/09640568.2016.1268109
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