While we advance in the transition towards a renewable energy system, infrastructure deployment will be required. During the planning and implementation stages of these projects, public engagement is necessary to guarantee acceptance from local communities.
How to promote a fair public participation within energy development projects? And what are the effects of such activities?
Looking towards these questions, RGI, together with the Research Institute for Sustainability – Helmholtz Centre Potsdam (RIFS Potsdam), the Bündnis Bürgerenergie e.V. (BBEn) and the ECOLOG-Institut, will lead BePart - Quo Vadis Participation?
Funded by the German Ministry for Economy and Climate (BMWK), the project will run from April 2023 until September 2025, and aims to evaluate the form and effect of participation processes in energy projects within Germany.
The project will try to answer the following questions: