This programme presents a new approach to hearing, acknowledging and addressing concerns around projects in Ireland,
for successful sustainable outcomes.
It enables neighbours and developers to engage to create win-win projects.
This programme for earning local support for energy projects in Ireland was created through researching, developing, trialing, critically examining and building confidence in a successful approach to enable developers and project neighbours to design energy projects wanted by both, through an inclusive and informed decision-making process; resulting in projects supporting the sustainability of all concerned.
1. Programme Overview
This research, develop and demonstrate programme creates a framework to enable the renewable energy revolution to earn local support through being co-designed in a way that supports the success of all involved.
3. Literature Review
Scholars have been studying some of the building blocks required to earn local support for large projects with community impacts such as wind farms for some time – lets take a look.
4. Guide to earning local support for energy projects in Ireland
A Guide to create an engagement process for neighbours, project developers & the authorities to create locally supported sustainable energy projects.
5. Local Support Checklist
There is a lot happening as developers deal with financial, technical, environmental and community issues at the same time. This check list provides a quick guide for what is required to earn local support.
7. Next steps
A lot has been accomplished in this programme. It has outlined much of the work required to earn local support for wind energy projects. Yet further work is required to help make this approach more main-stream.