Contributions, Tensions and Future Avenues of a Critical Approach to the Social Acceptance of Renewable Energy Infrastructures

Susana Batel*, David Rudolph

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Abstract

In this part, we reflect upon the contributions of the presented chapters to a critical approach to research on the social acceptance of renewable energy technologies. First, we highlight the key transversal and common foci of the chapters and what they suggest in relation to core areas to be further developed within a critical approach. We then also identify and discuss what seem to be some of the ontological, epistemological and methodological tensions across the chapters and, namely, regarding their differential uptakes of two key dimensions of a critical approach: relationality and materiality. Finally, and based on those initial considerations, we suggest some avenues for future research on the social acceptance of renewable energy technologies based on a critical perspective.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA critical approach to the social acceptance of renewable energy infrastructures: Going beyond green growth and sustainability
EditorsSusana Batel, David Rudolph
Number of pages21
PublisherSpringer
Publication date2021
Pages237-257
Chapter13
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-73699-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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