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Economic Dynamics and Sustainable Development – Resources, Factors, Structures and Policies

Proceedings ESPERA 2015 – Part 1 and Part 2

Edited By Luminita Chivu, Constantin Ciutacu, Valeriu Ioan-Franc and Jean-Vasile Andrei

The book is dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the Romanian Academy. It contains the most valuable 100 papers presented at the International Conference «Economic Scientific Research – Theoretical, Empirical and Practical Approaches» (ESPERA 2015). The event is initiated annually by the National Institute for Economic Research «Costin C. Kirițescu» of the Romanian Academy. ESPERA aim to present and evaluate the economic scientific research portfolio as well as to argue and substantiate development strategies, including European and global best practices. ESPERA intend to become a scientific support for the conceptualization and the establishment of policies and strategies and to provide a systematic, permanent, wide and challenging dialogue within the European area of economic and social research.

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Strategic Issues of Public Perceptions on Wind Turbines Placement. Case Study: The Netherlands and Romania (Tanţău Adrian Dumitru / Cârlea Filip / Maria Alexandra Nichifor)

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Tanţău Adrian Dumitru, Cârlea Filip & Maria Alexandra Nichifor1

Strategic Issues of Public Perceptions on Wind Turbines Placement. Case Study: The Netherlands and Romania

Abstract: Although the aspect of social perception towards wind turbine placement has been emphasized in the last years in public reports in the European Union, few detailed analyses of the actual causes and possible methods of solution from the citizens perspective have been inquired. As new wind turbine installments have approached residential areas affecting landscape and daily life quality of the citizens, several countries have faced public reactions against further expansion of these projects.

The main objective of the paper is to research the issue of public acceptance towards wind parks installment depending on possible locations, their perceived visual effects and other impacts on the environment. Secondly, alternatives towards increasing public acceptance of wind projects in residential areas have been investigated in order to gain a complex overview of possible mitigation methods for this type of risk. The Delphi method based on questionnaires has been used for the purpose of obtaining responses from 35 citizens from the Netherlands and 26 participants from Romania, who offered a valuable insight into local reactions on the matter.

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