Special Issue "Sustainable Wind Power Development"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020) | Viewed by 1348
Onshore and offshore wind power is essential to decarbonizaton scenarios and pathways. This Special Issue aims to publish leading-edge empirical and conceptual papers from diverse disciplines, including humanities, social and natural sciences, and engineering, on the multiple sustainability dimensions of wind power development. Sustainability includes the broadest possible aspects, such as environmental sustainability (land change; habitat impacts), social sustainability (individual and community responses and perceptions), political sustainability (elite power, political culture, and inequality), and economic sustainability (royalties, rents, employment, and growth). Papers may be grounded in spatial scales ranging from site-specific analyses to global-scale energy flows, be site-specific or comparative, and focus on onshore or offshore wind.
From the field of humanities, we seek papers concerning the human experience, narratives, meanings, values, and justice, in addition to concerns for nonhumans. From the social sciences discipline, we welcome papers analyzing social, economic, and political aspects of wind power sustainability, such as employment, acceptance/rejection, interest groups, governance, royalties, land tenure, community-level impacts, and resource conflicts. Engineering-focused papers are encouraged among authors concerned with sustainability dimension(s) of innovations or optimizations relating to wind power, such as power-to-liquid, grid-scale integration, and wind farm re-powering, for example. Natural science papers may target the many possible dilemmas and solutions regarding wind power impacts, such as positive or negative impacts of wind farms on species, ecosystems, or wildlife management, among many possible topics. More importantly, however, we hope to receive papers from authors who purposely blur boundaries between and among humanities, social sciences, engineering, and natural sciences in search of new analyses of sustainability dimension(s) of current and future wind power development.
Prof. Christian Brannstrom
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- Wind power
- Environmental sustainability
- Economical sustainability
- Social sustainability
- Governance and sustainability
- Sustainability assessment and policies