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dc.contributor.authorJackson Inderberg, Tor Håkon
dc.contributor.authorTheisen, Ole Magnus
dc.contributor.authorFlåm, Karoline Hægstad
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Cleaner Production. 2020, 273en_US
dc.description.abstractWhile windpower is expanding globally, so too is the concern over increased land-use pressure and the environmental impacts of large-scale power plants. In the literature, little is known about how local resistance and environmental impacts affect windpower licensing decisions. This article addresses this knowledge gap by investigating the weight accorded these factors in a licensing process. Using a new and comprehensive dataset based on all windpower project applications in Norway 2000–2019, we statistically analyse whether environmental impact and the stance taken by local authorities influence the final licensing decision. Both factors are found to have a strong influence: a high environmental impact substantially reduces the likelihood of obtaining a licence, and a negative hosting municipality in practice has almost veto power. Our findings have important implications for research on energy democracy, energy justice and fairness, environmental policy integration and the acceptance literature. As little quantitative research has examined how environmental factors and stakeholder positions affect licensing decisions, this article contributes general insights and an analytical approach which can be used comparatively across contexts and sectors.en_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titleWhat influences windpower decisions? A statistical analysis of licensing in Norwayen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.source.journalJournal of Cleaner Productionen_US
dc.relation.projectFridtjof Nansens institutt: 481en_US
dc.relation.projectNorges forskningsråd: 295704en_US
dc.relation.projectNorges forskningsråd: 255638en_US
dc.relation.projectFridtjof Nansens institutt: 388en_US
dc.description.localcode© 2020. This is the authors’ accepted and refereed manuscript to the article. Locked until 11 July 2022 due to copyright restrictions. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

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