The evolving UK wind energy industry: Critical policy and management aspects of the emerging research agenda
2006 (English)In: European Environment, ISSN 0961-0405, Vol. 16, no 1Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In recent years, renewable energy - and in particular wind power - has come to the fore of both international and UK national environmental policy debates. In addition to helping to meet its Kyoto obligations, the British Government has indicated its desire For a much larger slice of the international wind energy market, and has consequently developed a national strategy to stimulate a more vibrant UK wind energy industry. With this in mind, the British Government's Climate Change Programme (DETR, 2000) and more recent Energy White Paper (DTI, 2003) outline the UK energy strategy for the coming two decades, with wind power featuring as a core component. This article critically considers the prospects for the development of a wind energy industry in the UK and introduces five strategic opportunities and five strategic barriers in this evolving segment of the energy market. The article concludes with recommendations to enhance public acceptance of wind energy and four important areas for future research are outlined. Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 16, no 1
Energy policy and the environment, Renewables, Wind power
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-50327DOI: 10.1002/eet.400OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-50327DiVA: diva2:271223