Distributional justice

The fair distribution of benefits and costs of wind energy among stakeholders, may be a key driver of community acceptance. Distributional justice is achieved when benefit-sharing mechanisms, involving the passive or active financial participation of the citizens to the wind project, result in positive impact on the community economy.

The WinWind project analysed the concept of distributional justice in Germany, Italy, Latvia, Norway, Poland and Spain and assessed its effectiveness in fostering social acceptance. It is relevant to observe that when the perceived costs exceed the perceived benefits, local community acceptance is low. See best practices

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Here below further readings:  

On concept idea and key issues
Technical and socio-economic conditions pages 6-7

Assessment of initiatives to achieve distributional justice within energy projects
Screening of Technical and Non-Technical regulations, guidelines and recommendations pages 45-58

Examples of financial participation in the 10 Best Practices
Synthesis and Comparative Analysis of Best Practice Case Studies for Promoting the Social Acceptance pages 48, 54-56

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