Attitudes of Wind Project Neighbors: Deep Dive with Berkeley Lab Researchers on National Survey

  • Room: Ballroom C-E
Wednesday, March 21, 2018: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Speaker(s)

Moderator
Ben Hoen
Research Scientist
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Speaker
Gundula Hübner
Professor
Martin-Luther University, Germany
Speaker
Jeremy Firestone
Professor
University of Delaware
Speaker
Joe Rand
Research Affiliate, Electricity Markets and Policy Group
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Speaker
Ryan Haac
Senior Acoustic Analyst
RSG, Inc

Description

Researchers from Lawrence Berkeley National Labs will present on their work as part of a 3-year Department of Energy funded effort to characterize the baseline of attitudes and annoyances near US wind installations. This first-of-its-kind research provides the first nationally applicable baseline of attitudes, annoyances, and other opinions toward existing wind projects.  These results can be used to educate possible host communities as to what is really going on around already-built projects, and more importantly, help clarify for AWEA members what drives annoyance and attitudes, and therefore what to focus on and what to avoid. 

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