Conflicting Interest in the Production of Wind Energy: Public Demand for Shores without Wind Turbines
Keywords: coastal conservation, wind farm planning, contingent valuation, non-market values, visual pollution, demand for environmental goods
AbstractIn contrast to countries with longer experience in the field, Estonia has not actively included public opinion into the planning process of new wind farms. Wind farms in Estonia are built mainly on the coast, 90% of which is covered with natural surface. The paper investigates, using the Contingent Valuation Method (CVM), the willingness of Estonian inhabitants to pay for preserving the Estonian coastal zone wind turbines free. Total demand of Estonian adult population for Estonian shores in their natural condition without wind turbines is found to be considerable 23.4 million euro annually. The demand of the population for the preservation of the nature underlines the need for changes in national strategies for the wind power sector.
How to Cite
Müürsepp, M., & Ehrlich, Üllas. (1). Conflicting Interest in the Production of Wind Energy: Public Demand for Shores without Wind Turbines. Estonian Discussions on Economic Policy, 20(2). https://doi.org/10.15157/tpep.v20i2.834
Articles. Artikeln. Artiklid
Copyright (c) 2016 Estonian Discussions on Economic Policy
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.The publication Estonian Discussions on Economic Policy uses the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License. With the delivery of a paper, the author grants to the Board also the right to publish the paper in the journal. The journal has set no obstacles or prohibitions to the authors for the future, and according to the current practice, authors subsequently use their paper as they consider it appropriate. Authors are personally responsible for the content, correct spelling and formatting of their publications.