Posters - WindEurope Annual Event 2024

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We would like to invite you to come and see the posters at our upcoming conference. The posters will showcase a diverse range of research topics, and will give delegates an opportunity to engage with the authors and learn more about their work. Whether you are a seasoned researcher or simply curious about the latest developments in your field, we believe that the posters will offer something of interest to everyone. So please join us at the conference and take advantage of this opportunity to learn and engage with your peers in the academic community. We look forward to seeing you there!

PO052: Advancing social acceptance and leaving NIMBYism behind

Ben Louis Hardy, Associate, Kaya Partners


This abstract addresses the formidable challenges impeding the rollout of offshore wind projects across Europe, stemming from supply chain limitations and exorbitant costs that deter developer participation. Notably, this will mean a reinvigorated focus on onshore wind energy, which offers a substantially more cost-effective alternative. However, it is crucial to acknowledge that nimbyism manifests differently for onshore and offshore wind projects, necessitating distinct analyses and strategies. For onshore wind, the key lies in highlighting continual local community benefits, encompassing support for local sports facilities, recreational amenities, and robust stakeholder engagement. In contrast, offshore wind projects face multifaceted challenges, varying with proximity to the coast. Coastal communities may benefit from similar approaches, but further offshore, the emphasis shifts towards safeguarding biodiversity, protecting the seabed, and mitigating impacts on industries like fishing and shipping. Our presentation will offer an exchange of experiences, featuring both positive and negative use cases, to shed light on effective policy framing solutions.

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