OPIN webinar: Public acceptance of offshore renewables

Online, 14:00-16:00 (GMT) / 15:00 -17:00 (CET)

16 November 2021

Transition to renewable energy and its promotion are key priorities when we talk about fighting climate change. However, this transition requires significant financial and technology investments as well as an acceptance by the society. Although surveys show high support for renewable energy in general, there is a gap between this high level of support and the lower success rate of deployed projects. How can we address this gap? Which are the key stakeholders in public perception and acceptance of renewable energy projects?

This webinar will show the importance of social acceptance in developing projects, give insights into stakeholder engagement strategies and present lessons learned from industry and academia.


14:00 – 14:10 OPIN Introduction

14:10 – 14:25 Lotta Pirttimaa - Ocean Energy Europe

Ocean energy – in harmony with local communities and environments

14:25 – 14:40 Garry Keegan - Infrastructure Projects Consulting

Stakeholder Engagement and Community Benefits

14:40 – 14:55 Yvonne Cronin – DP Energy

Public Perception of Offshore Wind Farms in Ireland

14:55 -15:10 Brendan Cahill – ORPC Ireland

The importance of social acceptance in developing the Igiugig Hydrokinetic Project

15:10 – 15:25 Jeremy Firestone - University of Delaware

The Block Island (USA) Offshore Wind Power Project

15:25 – 15:45 Q&A session


This event is open to OPIN members. If your organisation is not listed here, please fill out the following Membership Form. OPIN registration is quick, free and gives access to an international network of more than 400 members and activities dedicated to offshore renewable energy.

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