This page provides a selection of reports and academic articles.
Reports on Community Energy in Canada
Recent Academic Papers
Chewinski, M, S. Anders and J.R. Parkins. 2023. Agricultural Landowner Perspectives on Wind Energy Development in Alberta, Canada: Insights from the Lens of Energy Justice and Democracy. Environmental Sociology.
Miller, A., & Parkins, J. 2023. Contending With Equity Ownership In Indigenous Renewable Energy Projects in Alberta, Canada. Journal of Rural and Community Development, 18(2), 44-64.
Patel, S. and J.R. Parkins. 2023. Assessing motivations and barriers to renewable energy development: Insights from a survey of municipal decision-makers in Alberta, Canada. Energy Reports, (9), 5788-5798.
Afanasyeva, Aleksandra, Debra J. Davidson, John R. Parkins. 2022. Wind energy development and anti-environmentalism in Alberta, Canada (Ch. 17, 329-344), In D. Tindall, M. Stoddart, and R. Dunlap (eds.), Handbook of Anti-Environmentalism (Edward Elgar).
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.
Chappell, E. J.R. Parkins and Kate Sherren. 2020. Climax thinking, place attachment, and utilitarian landscapes: Implications for wind energy development. Landscape and Urban Planning, 199, 103802.
Chen, Y., K. Sherren and J.R. Parkins. 2019. Leveraging social media to understand younger people’s perceptions and use of hydroelectric energy landscapes. Society & Natural Resources 32:10, 1114-1122.
Sherren, K., Parkins, J. R., Owen, T., Terashima, M. 2019. Does noticing energy infrastructure influence public support for energy development? Evidence from a national survey in Canada. Energy Research & Social Science, 51, 176-186.
Parkins, J. R., Rollins, C., Anders, S., & Comeau, L. 2018. Predicting intention to adopt solar technology in Canada: The role of knowledge, public engagement, and visibility. Energy Policy, 114, 114-122.
Dairon, M., J.R. Parkins and K. Sherren. 2018. Seeking common ground in contested energy technology landscapes: Insights from a Q Methodology study. In J. Whitton, M. Cotton and K. Brasier (eds). Governing Shale Gas: Development, Citizen Participation and Decision Making in the US, Canada, Australia, and Europe (Chapter 17). Routledge.
Chen, Y. J.R. Parkins and K. Sherren. 2018. Using geo-tagged Instagram posts to reveal landscape values around current and proposed hydroelectric dams and their reservoirs. Landscape and Urban Planning, 170, 283-292.
Parkins, John R., Thomas Beckley, Louise Comeau, Richard C. Stedman, Curtis L. Rollins & Anna Kessler 2017. Can Distrust Enhance Public Engagement? Insights From a National Survey on Energy Issues in Canada, Society & Natural Resources, 30(8): 934-948.
Press coverage and social media
Global News: Alberta’s rural communities could benefit from renewable energy transition, February 21 2023
Global TV: More visible panels could be key to solar energy sell, September 11, 2018
Podcast: Interview with United Nations Association in Canada on topics of energy literacy, energy policy and energy transition to renewables.
Storymap and documentary on Mactaquac headpond research featured in Daily Gleaner article by Tara Chislett, Emotional connection to Mactaquac dam, river valley studied, January 8, 2015, page 4, 1200 words.
Agriculture, not Energy, Will Fuel Canada’s Economy in Coming Decades: Experts, DesmogCanada, July 29, 2015
Energy landscape project on Mactaquac headpond featured on CBC Fredericton Information Morning, August 13, 2013, via 8-minute interview with Kate Sherren:
New media – maps and video
Department Seminar on Landowner Acceptance of Wind Farm Development in Alberta
Holman, L., Sherren, K. 2014. Before the Mactaquac Dam. ArcGIS storymap and associated public GIS layers of pre-dam aerial photography digitized, georeferenced and tiled.
Mittelholtz, B., Marmura, H., Gutierrez-Hermelo, R., Sherren, K., Beckley, T. 2014. Mactaquac Revisited. Vimeo video.
Explore the inundation of the Mactaquac Headpond, as overlaid on old maps or aerial photography:
Overlays of current headpond extent on 1959 geology maps of the headpond
Aerial or satellite imagery maps of the headpond between Nackawic and Fredericton:
- Overlay of current headpond extent on 1963 aerial photography of the headpond
- Overlay of pre-dam linework from rivers and islands onto current satellite imagery
- Insertion of pre-dam aerial imagery into the current headpond footprint
SSHRC energy project and team were referenced in New Brunswick newspaper Telegraph-Journal by team-member Tom Beckley in media around energy consultation using citizen juries (July 6, 2012, p. A1-A2).