POLIMP - 1st Briefing Note on Public acceptance of renewable energy

1st Briefing Note on Public acceptance of renewable energy

13 March 2015, Categories Briefing Notes

Large-scale GHG emission reductions are only feasible if also social aspects are considered.  A lack of public acceptance of renewable energy projects may delay or halt these. Public acceptance levels are determined by elements including awareness, fairness, the overall evaluation, the local context and trust in stakeholders. Clear strategies are needed for the attainment of acceptance for renewables, both at the project level and at the higher policy-making level.