This conference paper is inspired by applied research on the social/planning dimensions of the Danish experience with wind-farm construction and development. While national policies target sustainability in many cases the broader public still hesitate to accept the construction of existing green technological infrastructure (Jolivet & Heiskanen 2010; Bergek 2010). Such as wind farms. One could argue that we are dealing with the utilitarian principle of the greatest good for the greatest number of people (Børsen & Danborg 2015; 87) when planning and siting wind-farms. But this does not diminish the real grievance felt by local populations when facing local renewable energy infrastructures. With the case of wind-farm planning in Denmark the research ambition here is to illuminate existing ethical dilemmas played out in this policy field of friction between clashing value-sets and norms (Recke 2011), reflecting the conflicting scales of national political ideals and local life-worlds. This research underscores the need for an applied philosophical approach to such inherent dilemmas in policy decisions.
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Event||4S/EASST CONFERENCE BARCELONA – 2016: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BY OTHER MEANS - Barcelona, Spain|
Duration: 31 Aug 2016 → 3 Sep 2016
|Conference||4S/EASST CONFERENCE BARCELONA – 2016: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BY OTHER MEANS|
|Period||31/08/2016 → 03/09/2016|
Bibliographical noteo 4S/EASST BCN. Science + technology by other means, 2016<br/>Conference abstract - peer reviewed<br/>
Johansen, K. (2016). Ethical dilemmas in wind-farm planning. On scale, norms and value-sets. Abstract from 4S/EASST CONFERENCE BARCELONA – 2016: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BY OTHER MEANS, Barcelona, Spain.