Wind Power in Alberta
Wind power development in Alberta started in the early 1990s and has evolved slowly in recent decades. With potential for substantial wind energy production in Alberta and extensive wind farms throughout the central and eastern parts of the province, our research is focus on understanding resistance and opposition to wind power, especially amongst rural landowners. We are also interested in how wind farms can be designed to reduce resistance to this renewable energy source.
In these publications, we provide background and analysis to address these challenges:
- Parkins, J.R., Anders, S., Meyerhoff, J., Holowach, M. 2022. Landowner acceptance of wind turbines on their land: Insights from a factorial survey experiment. Land Economics.
- Department Seminar on Landowner Acceptance of Wind Farm Development in Alberta
- Assessing Barriers to Renewable Energy Development in Alberta: Evidence from a Survey on Wind Energy with Rural Landowners
- Infographics for wind project proponents, regulators and rural landowners and communities, addressing barriers and opportunities to enhance wind power development in Alberta
- YouTube video on Three Environmental Imaginaries & Implications for Acceptable Energy Technologies in Alberta
- Project report on Community energy in Western Canada: Insights from case studies on small-scale renewable energy development
- Book chapter, Seeking common ground in contested energy technology landscapes: Insights from a Q Methodology study