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Vindkraft i Dalarna: Från acceptans och lokalisering till planering och eftertanke
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
2011 (Swedish)Licentiate thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This thesis examines prerequisites for wind power diffusion in a county in Sweden that quite recently was concidered to be of interest for electricty production from renewable energy sources. Three different municipalities: Falun, Mora and Orsa in the county of Dalarna are highlighted.  Their view on permitting processes of wind power installations are investigated. Other actors, such as exploiters and local citizens are also being analysed.

This study shows that the local acceptance was very high when the first wind power parks were built, much thanks to local politicians and local citizens. For the politicians the wind power symbolised a key to a better green society, for the local citizens the wind power meant some economical advantages. The first wind power parks were localised to areas because of good wind conditions and social factors, especially from local communities. However, results from this study shows that the acceptance for wind power the last few years, in generel, has decreased.  The local authorities have also been conscious of some negative consequenses from already built wind power parks.  As a response they started to add planning tools to the permitting process.


Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala universitet , 2011. , 126 p.
Keyword [sv]
Geografi, Kulturgeografi, Social acceptans, Lokal planering, Översiktsplaner, Vindkraft, Vindkraftsetablering, Falun, Mora, Orsa kommuner, Dalarna
National Category
Human Geography
Research subject
Geography; Social and Economic Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-156568ISBN: 978-91-506-2227-0OAI: diva2:432512
Ekonomikum, Uppsala (Swedish)
Available from: 2011-08-31 Created: 2011-08-04 Last updated: 2011-08-31Bibliographically approved

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