WindEurope Urges Project Developer to Engage in Local Communities

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Dickson said at an event in Abu Dhabi that the wind industry needs to plug the local economic benefits: local jobs and the taxes wind farms pay to the local municipality

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Our message to project developers: engage local communities

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Our message to project developers: engage local communities

On 11 September WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson spoke at the 24th World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi. His message was firm: we cannot take public support for wind energy for granted. We need to plug the societal benefits. And involve communities in wind farms and allow them to benefit.

Speaking on a panel about “Communities and the social license to operate,” Dickson said that ‘license to operate’ means 2 things: license to operate from government and society at large; and license to operate from the local community where we want to build wind farms. For the former, Dickson explained that the wind industry’s license to operate comes down to its contribution to wider society and the economy. How we reduce CO2:... ... More: Official Press Release WindEurope

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