- Support or Become involved
The following measures suggest ways in which local authorities can help community groups to contribute to discussions on forthcoming renewable energy projects.
Whether individuals support or object to a wind farm, it is important that they feel involved and able to share opinions. The methods and measures below may help you - as the representative local authoritiy - to help others to engage and have a meaningful discussion about a wind project.
We suggest the following measures
Letter, email or telephone contact
Presence at local community events
Case studies | Submit a case
- Example of newsletter article published by a public body (UVCW, Union des Villes et des Communes de Wallonie) representing the different municipalities of Wallonia; the articles speaks about a citizen project operational since 2007.
- Press article speaking about a hostile public meeting concerning a wind farm project in the municipality of Ophain.
- The Municipality of Wanze informs its citizens through its website of the wind energy projects under development in the neighborhood of Wanze.
- Example for community providing information wind project via website.
- Example for arranging public meetings.
- What about conductiong a local referendum.
- Example for presence of mayor at local communitiy events/stakeholder forum workshops to answer to local residents questions.
- Example of invitation (by the regional unit) to attend a public meeting (also part of the formal consultation procedure provided by law) during which the Environmental Impact Study of a W/F will be discussed.
- Example of a Municipality website through which people are informed on the Municipal CounciL's opinion regarding the development of W/F.
- Example of a regional unit (regional authority) website through which extensive information (including the environmental impact study of a complex of wind farms) is available to the public ahead of the formal consultation procedure.