Research: Onshore wind farms more popular than people think

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The research by Oxford Brookes University aims to advance psychological understanding of opinions about wind turbines.

Official Press Release Oxford Brookes University:

The popularity of onshore wind farms in rural areas revealed by Oxford Brookes research

Onshore wind farms as a sustainable solution to the energy crisis are more popular with the public than many people think, according to a study by a senior lecturer in psychology at Oxford Brookes University.

The research, conducted by Dr Ben Kenward as part of a survey project called SOOLE (Surveying Opinion On Local Energy), aims to advance  psychological understanding of opinions about wind turbines. Dr Kenward’s research revealed that nine out of ten rural communities surveyed demonstrated majority support for the idea of local wind turbines. Support stood at 71% to 80% and opposition 11% to 24%, depending on the survey methods used.  Researchers surveyed households in 10 communities, seven of which are in or adjacent to Areas of... ... More: Official Press Release Oxford Brookes University

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