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dc.contributor.authorDevine-Wright, P
dc.contributor.authorWiersma, B
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-20T12:07:49Z
dc.date.issued2019-11-26
dc.description.abstractUnderstanding the factors influencing community acceptance of renewable energy projects such as offshore wind farms is important for achieving a transition to low carbon energy sources. However, to date community acceptance research has concentrated on responses to actual proposals, seeking to explain local objections. ‘Upstream’ research that investigates the ‘place-technology fit’ of a potential renewable energy project before it is proposed is scarce, yet can inform technology deployment by taking local knowledge and preferences into account. We address this gap in a study conducted in Guernsey, Channel Islands. Data was collected using a survey (n = 468) co-designed with island policy makers presenting technical, economic and locational details of a potential offshore wind project. Results show that acceptance of the same project design differed significantly across alternative development locations. Regression analyses compared the roles of personal, context and project-related factors in explaining acceptance for each site. Support for using wind energy for local electricity supply was the most important predictor of acceptance, and this variable mediated the relationship between island energy security and community acceptance. We conclude that place matters for community acceptance and that security and autonomy are co-benefits of local renewable energy projects that deserve further research.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipStates of Guernsey Governmenten_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipEconomic and Social Research Councilen_GB
dc.identifier.citationPublished online 26 November 2019en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.enpol.2019.111086
dc.identifier.grantnumber204en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10871/40508
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherElsevieren_GB
dc.rights.embargoreasonUnder embargo until 29 November 2020 in compliance with publisher policy.en_GB
dc.rights© 2019. This version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/  en_GB
dc.subjectCommunity acceptanceen_GB
dc.subjectWind energyen_GB
dc.subjectPlaceen_GB
dc.subjectSecurityen_GB
dc.subjectAutonomyen_GB
dc.titleUnderstanding community acceptance of a potential offshore wind energy project in different locations: An island-based analysis of ‘place-technology fit’en_GB
dc.typeArticleen_GB
dc.date.available2020-01-20T12:07:49Z
dc.identifier.issn0301-4215
dc.descriptionThis is the author accepted manuscript. The final version is available from Elsevier via the DOI in this record.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalEnergy Policyen_GB
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ en_GB
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-11-01
exeter.funder::States of Guernsey Governmenten_GB
rioxxterms.versionAMen_GB
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-11-01
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_GB
refterms.dateFCD2020-01-20T12:01:31Z
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© 2019. This version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/  
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