(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Beyond rhetoric to understanding determinants of wind turbine support and conflict in two Ontario, Canada communities

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

WALKER C. (1) ; BAXTER J. (1) ; OUELLETTE D. (2) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography, Univ. of Western Ontario, London, CANADA
(2) Environmental Science Program, Univ. of Western Ontario, London, CANADA


This article explores the felt impacts of people living with turbines in their daily lives in Ontario, Canada. Though a majority supports the turbines we focus on the interplay of that majority with those experiencing negative impacts, particularly related to health. It also highlights an asymmetry of impacts at the local level on those who oppose turbines, which is supported by rhetorical conflict at multiple scales. The findings point to the need for greater attention to mitigating impacts, including conflict, by understanding how siting policies interact with social processes at the local level


Article of periodic

published at : Environment & planning A / ISSN 0308-518X

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1974)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 46, no3 [pp. 730-745]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : fig., tabl. cartes



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15583 A

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1068/a130004p

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