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The aim of the book is to analyse the factors that have influenced wind power outcomes in a range of countries which have featured significant wind power deployment programmes. A central theme is the relationship between patterns of ownership and the outcomes. These flow from different social environments, but they are associated with different types of planning outcome and deployment rates. Grass roots ownership is more widespread than is commonly thought, although it is not a panacea for effective wind power programmes. Financial policies used to promote wind power also have important influences of the rates of deployment. However, what seems to be most important for wind power deployment is a double coincidence of widespread social support for wind power deployment and effective financial support systems for wind power.
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Peter A. Strachan is a Professor in Corporate Environmental Management at the Aberdeen Business School, Scotland. He has published one book, many articles in top academic journals, and is the joint founding editor of the journal Progress in Industrial Ecology: An International Journal. David Toke is Senior Lecturer in Environmental Policy at the University of Birmingham. He has had four books, over thirty journal articles and many chapters, reports and journalistic articles published on environmental, especially energy-related, issues. His work is widely cited and influential in both academic and public policy circles. David Lal is Dean and Professor at the Kazakh-British Technical University in Almaty (Kazakhstan), and is currently on secondment from the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland. He has published several book chapters and a series of articles in top academic journals.
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