ABSTRACT

The aim of the book is to analyse the factors that have influenced wind power outcomes in a range of countries which have featured significant wind power deployment programmes. A central theme is the relationship between patterns of ownership and the outcomes. These flow from different social environments, but they are associated with different types of planning outcome and deployment rates. Grass roots ownership is more widespread than is commonly thought, although it is not a panacea for effective wind power programmes. Financial policies used to promote wind power also have important influences of the rates of deployment. However, what seems to be most important for wind power deployment is a double coincidence of widespread social support for wind power deployment and effective financial support systems for wind power.

chapter 1|17 pages

Assessing National Patterns of Wind Ownership

ByPETER A. STRACHAN, DAVID TOKE, DAVID LAL

chapter 2|19 pages

Wind-Power Outcomes: Myths and Reality

ByDAVID TOKE

chapter 5|26 pages

Corporate Interests and Spanish Wind-Power Deployment

ByVALENTINA DINICA

chapter 6|28 pages

Wind-Energy Policy Development in Ireland: A Critical Analysis

ByBRIAN P. Ó GALLACHÓIR, MORGAN BAZILIAN, AND EAMON J. MCKEOGH

chapter 7|28 pages

Assessing the Performance of the UK Renewables Obligation: Cinderella or an Ugly Sister?

ByAFOLABI OTITOJU, PETER A. STRACHAN, DAVID TOKE