For the week of 5 June 2017
Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,
Energy Research & Social Science has published, Will communities “open-up” to offshore wind? Lessons learned from New England islands in the United States. "National-scale polls demonstrate high levels of public support for developing renewable energy while local opposition has led to delays and cancelations of renewable energy projects around the world. What makes for robust public engagement processes to reject or site renewable energy projects? [...] Decision processes perceived as effective occurred when (1) participants, including experts and local stakeholders, learned from each other while reconciling technical expertise with citizen values; and (2) outcomes included the provision of collaboratively negotiated community benefits."
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-Allie Brown & Nick Wehner