Introduction: Understanding and triangulating approaches to energy supply controversy

Thomas Roberts, Paul Upham, Carly McLachlan, Sarah Mander, Philip Boucher, Clair Gough, Dana Abi Ghanem

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Governments, big business and communities are coming under increased pressure to develop low carbon energy supply technologies. Within the context of the climate change debate a delicate balance has to be reached between local environmental protection and our need for reliable low carbon energy.

This books brings together ten years of research conducted by the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and uses a range of case studies from carbon capture and storage to on-shore wind farms to explore the complex nature of disputes between a wide variety of stakeholder groups. Topics covered include:

the importance of context

the relationship between risk and trust

sense of place

role of the media

An invaluable resource for researchers and readers in local or national government, industry or community groups who wish to deepen their understanding of controversy around low carbon technology and how to overcome it.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLow-Carbon Energy Controversies
PublisherTaylor and Francis Inc.
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780203105153
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013


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