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Winning social acceptance for wind energy in wind energy scarce regions

Winning social acceptance for wind energy in wind energy scarce regions

Objective

The overall objective of WinWind is to enhance the socially inclusive and environmentally sound market uptake of wind energy by increasing its social acceptance in 'wind energy scarce regions' (WESR). The specific objectives are: screening, analysing, discussing, replicating, testing & disseminating feasible solutions for increasing social acceptance and thereby the uptake of wind energy. The proposal considers from a multidisciplinary perspective the case of WESR in DE, ES, IT, LV, PL and NO. These selected countries represent a variety of realities ranging from large (but with WESR) to very scarce wind energy penetration. WinWind analyses regional and local communities´ specificities, socioeconomic, spatial & environmental characteristics and the reasons for slow market deployment in the selected target regions. Best practices to overcome the identified obstacles are assessed and – where feasible – transferred. The operational tasks are taken up by national/regional desks consisting of the project partners, market actors and stakeholders in each country.
The project´s objectives will be reached by: i) analysing the inhibiting and driving factors for acceptance, ii) developing a taxonomy of barriers to identify similarities and differences in development patterns , iii) carrying out stakeholder dialogues in all participating regions, iv) developing acceptance-promoting measures that are transferable to specific local, regional and national contexts, and v) transferring feasible best practice solutions via learning labs. WinWind develops concrete solutions. The activities focus on novel informal/voluntary procedural participation of communities, direct and indirect financial participation & benefit sharing. Finally, policy lessons with validity across Europe are drawn and recommendations proposed. Already 62 stakeholders and market actors provided letters of support showing their commitment in supporting the WindWind activities and in implementing useful results.
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Coordinator

FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN

Address

Kaiserswerther Strasse 16-18
14195 Berlin

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 533 962,50

Participants (11)

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SEECON INGENIEURE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 136 875

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 161 187,50

ECOAZIONI SNC ARCHITETTI BASTIANI M. E VENERUCCI V.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 179 250

FIZIKALAS ENERGETIKAS INSTITUTS

Latvia

EU Contribution

€ 100 062,50

VIDES INVESTICIJU FONDS SIA

Latvia

EU Contribution

€ 127 250

CICERO SENTER KLIMAFORSKNING STIFTELSE

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 302 937,50

NORGES VASSDRAGS- OG ENERGIDIREKTORAT

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 14 000

KRAJOWA AGENCJA POSZANOWANIA ENERGII SPOLKA AKCYJNA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 103 937,50

ECORYS ESPANA SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 210 500

ASOCIACION CANARIA DE ENERGIAS RENOVABLES, ACER

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 65 000

ICLEI EUROPEAN SECRETARIAT GMBH (ICLEI EUROPASEKRETARIAT GMBH)*

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 189 500

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 764717

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2017

  • End date

    31 March 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.2.

H2020-EU.3.3.7.

H2020-EU.3.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 124 462,50

  • EU contribution

    € 2 124 462,50

Coordinated by:

FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN

Germany

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