Studies

Metcalf-Funded Studies: The Meaning of Wind Energy Facility Siting (2013-2016)
Study 1 Tookits for (potential) turbine communities
Study 2 Media and wind energy development


SSHRC-Funded Studies: Meaning of Community Wind Energy (MOCWE) Canada-Ireland Comparative Case Studies (2016-2021)
Following from the Metcalf-funded studies on the siting process, these studies investigate the meaning of "strong community-based wind energy development" as defined by two key dimensions:
  1. high decision-making power - community members are involved in, and have meaningful impact on decision-making and;
  2. high benefits sharing - the local community receives a significant portion of the profits from the turbines, and those living closest to the turbines are adequately compensated for exposure to negative impacts.
Study 3 Community-based wind energy in an Indigenous community context
Study 4 Policy discourse analytic comparison of community-based wind energy in Ireland and Canada
Study 5 Resident's views of living with and without community-based wind energy in Ireland and Canada - interviews
Study 6 Resident's views of living with and without community-based wind energy in Ireland and Canada - survey
Study 7 Media discourse analytic comparison of community-based wind energy in Ireland and Canada


For outputs please see the mobilize and documents pages.