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.

News

Renewables in Remote Communities: Whitehorse 24 Oct 2017

Welcome Carelle to the research team 28 Sept 2017

Dr. Walker off to Queen's, Postdoc A SHARED Future 1 Sept 2017

Team research workshop and fieldtrip - thanks to our hosts! 18 August 2017

News and views piece on community participation published in Nature Energy 18 July 2017

Dr. Walker! 27 June 2017

Jamie attends workshop for A SHARED Future 24 March 2017

Media coverage of "Toolkit" studies 6 March 2017

Final "Toolkit" available for download 10 February 2017

"Toolkit" and Dec 8 Workshop/Webinar details posted 6 December 2016

On Thurs, Dec. 8, 2016 we will be holding our end-of-project workshop for the "toolkit" series of studies. 17 October 2016

Graduate students needed for new funded studies! 8 July 2016

Study 1: All data collected and being analyzed 11 February 2016

Lessons learned from Ontario wind energy disputes manuscript published 26 January 2016

"Adding insult to injury" manuscript published 23 November 2015

Emmanuel Songsore earns PhD focused on media analysis. Congratulations! 19 October 2015

Survey for study 1 has been mailed out to prospective respondents. 15 June 2015

COAREP seeking turbine lease-holders in the Adelaide-Metcalfe area to interview (confidential/anonymous)! 17 February 2014

Meghan McMorris joins the research team to work with Indigenous communities. 17 February 2015

Fieldwork in Ontario and Nova Scotia 8 October 2014

Media release of "Beyond Rhetoric" study paper 21 May 2014

"Geographic perspectives on wind energy" 10 April 2014

Launch of COAREP website 9 April 2014