Good Practice Wind
The high level objective of the Intelligent Energy Europe funded GP WIND project is to address barriers to the deployment of onshore and offshore wind generation, specifically by recording and sharing good practice in reconciling objectives on renewable energy with wider environmental objectives and actively involving communities in planning and implementation.
By bringing together developers, regional and local government, environmental agencies and NGOs from differing countries to share experiences, it will be possible to develop a guide to good practice and ultimately a 'how to' toolkit, which will be used to facilitate deployment of renewable energy in support of the 2020 targets.
Sixteen environment and community focused areas of research have been distilled down in to the 16 themes/chapters listed below. For an outline of the project and each chapter please refer to the presentation slides. These Thematic Case Studies have been released in draft form and will be finalised early in 2012.
For more information on GP Wind please visit the project website: www.project-gpwind.eu
GP Wind Thematic Case Studies Draft – Themes 1-8
GP Wind Thematic Case Studies Draft – Themes 9-16
GP Wind Workshop – Slides
TCS 1 – Species
TCS 2 – Habitats
TCS 3 – Biodiversity
TCS 4 – Tackling Cumulative Impacts
TCS 5 – Monitoring and Mitigation Techniques
TCS 6 – Carbon Accounting
TCS 7 – Construction and Operation in the Marine Environment
TCS 8 – Offshore Wind and other Commercial Activities
TCS 9 – Communications, Awareness and Information Cascades
TCS 10 - Landscape and Managing Visual Impact
TCS 11 – Dealing with Noise
TCS 12 – Conflicts with other Economic Interests
TCS 13 – Community Acceptance, Achieving Buy-in
TCS 14 – Community Benefit Schemes
TCS 15 – Complex or Entrenched Public Perception Issues
TCS 16 – Socio-Economic Impact Assessment