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Report Explores Social Acceptance of and Lessons Learned from Offshore Wind

Researchers from Oregon State University, the Island Institute, and the University of British Columbia published Will Communities "Open Up" to Offshore Wind? Lessons Learned from New England Islands in the United States, a report that investigates robust public engagement processes and whether they result in rejecting or siting renewable energy projects, specifically offshore wind. The researchers focused on three New England island communities near existing or proposed offshore wind farms.