Stakeholder Perceptions of Offshore Wind Power: A Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping Approach
This study of attitudes toward offshore wind energy examines stakeholder attitudes using fuzzy cognitive mapping. The survey was conducted in the communities around the Bay of Saint-Brieuc and recorded the stakeholder perceptions of social, ecological, and economic impacts from the wind farm under development there. The data analysis revealed gaps between positive impacts associated with sustainable development and more negative impacts perceived by the local population. It suggests offshore wind development needs to consider territorial integrity and heritage dimension to improve local social acceptability.
Charlène Kermagoret , Harold Levrel , Antoine Carlier , Alain Ponsero
Society & Natural Resources