How strongly does public acceptance influence the expansion of renewable energies?
The acceptance of the population plays a decisive role in converting the energy supply to renewable energies. This is because the expansion of renewable energies, as is necessary to achieve the climate targets, affects many local citizens. Active involvement of citizens is therefore important to anticipate conflicts. Lack of acceptance often leads to delays in project implementation, which is why the expansion of renewable energies lags behind political goals. Factual analyses of the added value of renewable energies provide a basis for discussion.
In order to shed light on the energy transition from a societal perspective as well, we additionally work with interviews and surveys on acceptance and integrate participatory approaches into our field tests.
Specifically, we look at the following questions:
- What is the impact of the abolition of the EEG on RE?
- How high is the acceptance of wind turbines in a regional comparison?
- What forms of acceptance exist?