Category Archives: Renewable Energy

IN THE NEWS: New methods needed to win grass-roots support for pipelines, Posted on by fivecorners

The best way to win support for large pipeline projects is to develop grass-roots support along the routes, Kallanish Energy learns. That may require going door to door to answer questions from pipeline neighbors and to win them over to your side, said Tom Ahern of Massachusetts-based Five Corners Strategy. He was part of a panel discussion on dealing with …

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Community Engagement Is Not A Field of Dreams, Posted on by Terry Lee

The success of your project depends largely on how well you are able to engage your community. Community/stakeholder input can help you shape your project vision, ensure you are responding to local needs, and help you to build support for your development ideas.

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Renewable Energy Projects & Community Consensus: A New Game Plan?, Posted on by Terry Lee

How can communities share in the benefits of development activity before a project becomes operational? Could local communities partner in the process of actually getting a site consented, rather than just being offered the prospect of sharing in the ownership in it (should it ever get built)?

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