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Wind Power Engineering—Would a Well-Managed Investment Process Prevent Disputes Between the Local Authorities, the Investor and the Local Community?

  • Angelika Górczewska
  • Jacek Leśny
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Energy book series (SPE)

Abstract

One of the phenomena connected with the development of wind power engineering includes social skepticism related with its potential environmental impact and effect on human health. One of the essential elements, enforced by legal regulations, is the requirement of public consultations, which may refute or limit public concerns. This study presents an investment process in the Kramsk commune along with the results of a questionnaire survey conducted in the local community upon the completion of the investment project. It may be concluded that one of the characteristics of conscious society is its willingness to broaden their knowledge. In such a situation, thanks to the intensive educational efforts of the local government, local residents may acquire sufficient knowledge to cease being passive recipients of information, manifesting their hostile attitude towards investors. In contrast, the may actively engage in the investment process and show positive attitudes to the development of renewable energy sources, as well as other future investment projects.

Keywords

Wind power engineering Local community Public consultations Participation Impact of wind turbines 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Poznan University of Life SciencesPoznańPoland
  2. 2.Department of MeteorologyPoznan University of Life SciencesPoznańPoland

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