Study 6:  Resident's views of living with and without community wind in Ireland and Canada - survey


Study 6 will use a survey to compare the study communities with each other and wider publics. A questionnaire distributed to thousands of residents will measure the hypothesized determinants of turbine support that emerge in our previous studies and those that already appear in the literature (e.g., trust, community engagement, financial benefits) – using regression models. For example, the survey can explore whether the amount of benefits going the community matters as much as the distribution of those benefits, or the role pride in contributing to a rewewable energy future plays in support (or not) for the local wind energy installation. A shorter version of the questionnaire will be distributed to a random sample of non-turbine community residents (both rural and urban) to compare how attitudes in the general population, including rural how areas without turbines differ from those living under what we define as strong and weak community development models.

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To learn more please see the list of publications, the mobilization area or contact us directly.


International Energy Association Wind Task 28: Social Accpetance of Wind Energy 28 Mar 2018

Welcome Parveen to the research team 8 Jan 2018

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