ABOUT THE PROJECT

ABOUT THE PROJECT

JustWind4All aims to inspire, inform and activate conversations among wind energy governance actors, such as policymakers, industry representatives and civil society across Europe. We do so by drawing on different academic disciplines and societal perspectives. Different research methodologies (e.g. impact assessment, energy systems modelling, multi-criteria mapping, case study research) provide knowledge, practical guidelines, and training activities that support the acceleration of on- and offshore wind energy through just and effective governance.

KNOWLEDGE

Wind energy governance actors need to be better equipped with fit for purpose models and assessments for decision-making.

JUSTICE

Social disputies against wind energy need to be addressed by conidering notions of energy justice.

POLICY FRAMEWORKS

Need to focus on the interrelations between governance levels to foster
more coherent policy frameworks for wind energy

NOVEL RESOURCES

Resources potential across regions, practices and technologies need to be quantified – learning from
previous experiences.

Why?

The recently presented REPowerEU Plan increases the EU’s renewables target to 45% by 2030. To accomplish this, the EU has to accelerate its production and use of renewable energy sources.. Wind is expected to provide a significant portion of this new energy.

WHAT?

An acceleration of on- and offshore wind deployment requires that existing structures and processes in decision-making and citizen participation become more effective and just. Through extensive multimethodological research and collaboration with wind energy stakeholders, JustWInd4All will develop practical tools and guidelines, databases, and knowledge bases, and synergise among diverse wind energy governance actors.

WHO?

JustWind4All targets a diverse set of wind energy governance actors, such as public authorities and policymakers, energy businesses & industry, civil society, communities & residents and
the scientific community.

WHAT?

In reality, the implementation of the EU targets takes place at the regional and local levels of governance. An acceleration of on- and offshore wind deployment requires that decision-making and citizen participation become not only more effective but also ensure just processes and criteria. JustWind4All is an ambitious initiative, aiming to activate synergies and exhange among diverse wind energy governance actors. Wre do this by using different research methodologies to provide knowledge, as well as practical tools and guidelines.

WHO?

Throughout the project, JustWind4All develops democratic conversations between members of a diverse public, including wind energy governance actors, such as public authorities & policymakers, energy businesses and industry, civil society, communities and residents and the scientific community, involving those in favour of as well as those opposed to wind energy development.

Outputs

Over three years, the project will create open-access modelling tools and a wind energy governance toolbox, including guidelines & business models for enhancing citizen participation and instruments for improving wind energy decision-making.

By using existing open-source software, models and tools, such as Calliope and ENBIOS, we model scenarios of specific wind energy systems, and the potential socio-environmental impacts of those scenarios. The open databases, such as the participatory practices database, resulting from the research, will be shared with stakeholders. Furthermore, guidelines, toolboxes and business models will be developed based on the extensive research, including multicriteria mapping, case study and Wind Lab work, and shared through webinars, events, and Wind Forum activities.

Wind Energy Governance Leadership and Training Programme

Wind Forum

  • Dialogue & exchange between wind energy govermance actors
  • Co-produce, test and promote fit for purpose project outputs in practice (via wind labs)
  • Communicate & disseminate project outcome

Wind Energy Governance Toolbox

  • Guidelines & business models for enhancing participation and energy citizenship
  • Strategies for improving wind energy decision-making Instruments for decision-making (e.g. metrics, scenarios, control strategies

Scientific advancements

Scientific advancements in the areas of energy modeling, social and environmental impact assessment, social science in energy research, and transdisciplinary research.

WIND FORUM

Our Wind Forum brings together wind energy actors across Europe – offline and online – to meet, network, discuss and get into action. In addition, through five regional Wind Labs, we are fostering collaboration in specific regional challenges such as repowering, the introduction of airborne and floating technologies, and community participation, the outcomes of which are synthesized in a governance compass.

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