Assessing the determinants of local acceptability of wind-farm investment: A choice experiment in the Greek Aegean Islands

Journal Article

Title: Assessing the determinants of local acceptability of wind-farm investment: A choice experiment in the Greek Aegean Islands
Publication Date:
May 01, 2009
Journal: Energy Policy
Volume: 37
Issue: 5
Pages: 1842-1854
Publisher: Elsevier
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Dimitropoulos, A.; Kontoleon, A. (2009). Assessing the determinants of local acceptability of wind-farm investment: A choice experiment in the Greek Aegean Islands. Energy Policy, 37(5), 1842-1854.
Abstract: 

This paper aims at analysing the factors, which motivate communities to resist the installation of wind farms in their vicinity. To this end, the choice experiment methodology was employed in communities in two Greek Aegean Islands to assess the determinants of preferences towards different wind-farm projects. Unlike other studies, the willingness to accept welfare measure was adopted. The results of our analysis show that the conservation status of the area where the wind farms are to be installed, along with the governance characteristics of the planning procedure are the most important determinants of local community welfare in relation to wind farms. In contrast to other studies, we find that the physical attributes of wind farms appear to be of less relative importance from a local community welfare point of view. Implications for the EU's future energy policy are drawn.

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