Wind and solar prove consistently popular in national opinion polls.
But when it comes to installing 175 metre tall wind turbines or acres of solar panels in a field near them, people's opinions often change.
This is entirely understandable. You're proposing to introduce something into their precious landscape that wasn't there before.
Key to gaining local acceptance is early and meaningful dialogue with relevant stakeholders. Give them a genuine opportunity to shape your scheme. But also explain why there - for example, not everyone will understand that wind turbines need to be sited where the best wind resources exist.
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