After working in industry for many years, project managing major infrastructure projects through the planning process and experiencing the challanges faced by renewable energy projects, I availed of the opportunity provided by the Bryden Centre to research social acceptance of offshore wind energy.
The overall aim of my research is to develop a holistic understanding of how offshore wind energy community benefit funds are perceived and discoursed across the three spheres of social acceptance; community acceptance, socio-political acceptance and market acceptance. Data collected, from communities, policy-makers and industry, will be analysed to understand if government policies and industry strategies align with community needs and expectations from the provision of community benefit funds.
Expertise related to UN SDGs
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):