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Public Attitudes to Windfarms: A Survey of Local Residents in Scotland

DescriptionA study examining the attitudes of people living close to windfarms in Scotland.
ISBN0-7559 35713
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateAugust 25, 2003


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Public Attitudes to Windfarms: A Survey of Local Residents in Scotland

Simon Braunholtz
MORI Scotland

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Executive Summary
Chapter ONE background and introduction
Chapter TWO research methods
Chapter THREE attitudes to the area

Chapter FOUR impact of the windfarm
Chapter FIVE anticipated and actual impact of the windfarm
Chapter SIX attitudes to future energy generation
Chapter SEVEN attitudes to expansion of the local windfarm
Chapter EIGHT information and consultation
Chapter NINE conclusions


The authors would like to register their thanks to the team of interviewers at MORI Telephone Surveys in Edinburgh, who worked so hard to gain the interviews, and to the 1,810 respondents themselves for giving us their time.

Simon Braunholtz
Fiona McWhannell

The views expressed in this report are those of the researcher and
do not necessarily represent those of the Department or Scottish Ministers.

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