Although wind power is currently enjoying a boom period, maximizing development potential will be largely influenced by how well developers manage social and environmental issues. As more wind farms are developed, threats to both social and ecological endowments will increase. The intent of this paper is to provide a comprehensive literature review and analysis of social impediments to wind power development under two broad thematic areas-concerns over impairment of existing community endowments and concerns over impairment of existing ecosystems-in order to provide policy makers with insight into strategic approaches for reducing the propensity for social opposition to wind power development projects.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Geography, Planning and Development
- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
- Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law