Public support for renewables

Geraint Ellis*, Zoé Chateau , Nick Johnston, Robert Wade, Dorina Luga, Cristian Pons-seres de Brauwer , Alida Volkmer

*Corresponding author for this work

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The extent to which renewables gain public support and are able to attract adequate private or public investment is key to their further uptake. Although individuals and some groups have expressed concerns about specific renewable energy projects, opinion polls indicate strong public support for the growth of renewables. Governments have sought to improve public participation, strengthen regulatory control and share economic benefits with host communities to further build citizen support for renewable energy projects.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRenewables 2020: Global Status Report. A Comprehensive Annual Overview of the State of Renewable Energy
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2020


  • Renewable energy
  • Social Acceptance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment


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