Tag Archive for social acceptance

Long read: Citizen participation in the energy transition

The Netherlands, albeit with a delay, is taking steps in the energy transition. Wind, both onshore and offshore, is a large driver in the transition and many gigawatts of it will be needed. Especially onshore, social acceptance is vital in ensuring that these megawatts will be realised. So vital that local participation has been included as a requirement in…

Support for Borssele offshore wind farms in province of Zeeland

Results from a recent survey by order of Ørsted, developer of Borssele I & II Offshore Wind Farm, showed that the province of Zeeland is in general supportive of the arrival of the wind farms Borssele I to IV. The survey was held amongst 2,072 members of the ZBpanel, an online panel for and about…

Bigger role local community in wind energy development Groningen

The Province of Groningen will involve its citizens more in its wind energy plans. This new approach could help create more social acceptance for wind energy among its communities. The province, that is facing problems with earthquakes due to extensive gas exploration, aims at speeding up the transition to renewable energy sources and at keeping…