SPATIAL PLANNING FOR WIND ENERGY: Lessons from The Danish Case

Nicola Miles & Kathleen Odell

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt

Abstrakt

The implementation of on-shore wind energy is an important goal of renewable energy policy for many countries. While many of the barriers to implementation of wind energy have been resolved there exists a fundamental conflict between landscape and the installation of turbines. This project investigates the phenomenon of the spatial planning system and its relationship to the implementation of wind energy. The broader context of the research is set by the question; “How can the spatial planning system contribute to the successful implementation of on-shore wind energy? “ This study uses the history of wind energy implementation in Denmark as a case study to investigate the role of spatial planning in on-shore wind energy implementation. The study finds that Denmark’s wind energy implementation has been successful and that among other factors, the spatial planning system has contributed to this success. Along with the case study, rational and communicative spatial planning theory have been used to identify three transferable lessons from the Danish case that may be useful to other countries in the early stages of implementing on-shore wind energy. These lessons are that the spatial planning system should involve stakeholders, provide certainty and avoid surprise, and support public policy for wind energy.

UddannelserTekSam - miljøplanlægning, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
SprogEngelsk
Udgivelsesdato1 jun. 2004