Reference : The Shaping of Social attitudes toward Energy-Parks in the Belgian Countryside
Scientific journals : Article
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Human geography & demography
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/124917
The Shaping of Social attitudes toward Energy-Parks in the Belgian Countryside
English
Schmitz, Serge mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de géographie > Géographie rurale >]
Vanderheyden, Vincent mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de géographie > Géographie rurale >]
Vanden Broucke, Steven [Katholieke Universiteit Leuven - KUL > GeoInstituut > > >]
Loopmans, Marten [Katholieke Universiteit Leuven - KUL > Geo Instituut > > >]
2012
Horizons in geography
University of Haiffa
81-82
83-93
Yes
International
0034-3774
Haiffa
Israël
[en] Wind energy ; Landscape ; Social attitudes ; Belgium
[fr] Eoliennes ; Paysage ; Attitudes sociales ; Belgique
[en] Due to recent evolutions- increases in global raw material prices and the growing awareness of global warming, several countries have embraced the development of renewable power production. Because these facilities often require a lot of space, they are located in the countryside. This paper focuses on wind energy development in the Belgian countryside, a densely populated area in Western Europe. It presents the results of the Lacsawep research project that examined how Belgian citizens in different contexts perceive wind farm projects. Attitudes toward wind farms in Belgium are based on several sources of information: word of mouth; public announcements by local government and project managers; and the regional, national, or international media. Citizens hardly analyse the mishmash of pro- and contra- information. The discourses shaping attitudes toward wind farms are a compendium of physical annoyances, economic arguments, symbolic preferences, and critiques of decision-making processes.
Laplec ; Lepur
Politique Scientifique Fédérale (Belgique) = Belgian Federal Science Policy
Lacsawep
Researchers ; Professionals
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/124917

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