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Call for Papers on “Dynamics of Social Acceptance” of Renewables

14 years after a highly cited Energy Policy Special Issue, it is time to explore the research frontier and investigate why and how social acceptance of renewables changes over time. For clean technologies to fully exploit their potential, social acceptance of infrastructure projects and policies is a key prerequisite. Social acceptance is a process relying on a series of positive decisions by salient stakeholders. While there is a flourishing stream of literature on social acceptance of wind energy and other renewables, much of the extant research is cross-sectional in nature, failing to capture the important dynamic processes that make or break social acceptance when push comes to shove. The aim of this conference is to contribute to closing the current research gap and encourage more longitudinal research on social acceptance. Furthermore, it is important to take into account the intricate role of cognitive and affective factors in shaping the dynamics of acceptance among a variety of decision-makers in the process.

In order to this, the Chair for Management of Renewable Energies (IWÖ-HSG), in collaboration with the Horizon 2020 project MISTRAL invites the submission of papers from researchers to the international research conference and special issue on “Dynamics of Social Acceptance – Latest Evidence from Research and Implications for Theory and Practice”, which will take place in Switzerland June 24th-25th 2022. Submission deadline is: February 15th, 2022.

Please find more detailed information on the call HERE.

We are looking forward to your submissions!

Author: Doris Hoevel

Date: 7. December 2021