On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
identify and reflect on spatial planning and policy for wind power establishment
analyse the spatial planning process for wind power
identify and reflect on the environmental impact from wind power
explain how to take into account public opinion and establish a dialogue about wind power
describe and reflect on the permission process for a wind power project
This course covers the topics of energy policy, financial incentives, spatial planning policy and the permission process for wind power development. Additionally planning strategies and methods, environmental impact including landscape considerations, opinion and acceptance are studied. The knowledge gained during the course will be applied by the student by performing an analysis of the planning process for wind power.
The course is given as a net-based course. Hand-in assignments are submitted to the e-classroom on the Internet and the student will receive personal feedback by the teacher. A forum for discussion is available.
Written hand-in assignments (6 credits) and a written project assignment (1.5 credits).
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.
The course cannot be included in the same degree as 1GV058, 1GV117 or 1GV175 Wind Power Planning and Permission.
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