Wind Power and Power Politics

Wind Power and Power Politics

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The aim of the book is to analyse the factors that have influenced wind power outcomes in a range of countries which have featured significant wind power deployment programmes. A central theme is the relationship between patterns of ownership and the outcomes. These flow from different social environments, but they are associated with different types of planning outcome and deployment rates. Grass roots ownership is more widespread than is commonly thought, although it is not a panacea for effective wind power programmes. Financial policies used to promote wind power also have important influences of the rates of deployment. However, what seems to be most important for wind power deployment is a double coincidence of widespread social support for wind power deployment and effective financial support systems for wind power.... the Department of Public Enterprise [DPE]) was also represented, and the national energy agency, Sustainable Energy Ireland ... This provided wind farm developers with an alternative to the AER route to the electricity market and resulted in 16 MW of ... Investment by a company or group of companies in more that one qualifying project was also capped, but the level was set at Ap10 million per annum.

Title:Wind Power and Power Politics
Author:Peter Strachan, David Lal, David Toke
Publisher:Routledge - 2009-09-10


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