An Introduction to Public Acceptance
Within the energy sector major investments need to be made in the coming years, in order to guarantee a sustainable supply of (green) energy and reduction of atmospheric emissions. This could include implementation of new technologies and projects, such as wind farms, underground gas storage, carbon capture and storage, geothermal energy, power plants (conventional and biomass), new networks (e.g. smart grids), etc. New infrastructure, however, frequently face barriers to adoption. Currently one of the critical barriers, which represents the major challenge for the implementation of such projects, is public opposition. As practice shows, strong public opposition could lead to extensive delays up to cancellation of the entire project (e.g. Barendrecht CCS).
This section of the website is built to provide the user with general information about ‘ the role of public acceptance in energy transition’. This page will be updated on a regular basis with the latest publications and research papers, news in energy industry with regard to public acceptance, as well as topic-related events organized under EDIaal programme.