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Exploring the trilemma of cost-efficient, equitable and publicly acceptable onshore wind expansion planning

  title={Exploring the trilemma of cost-efficient, equitable and publicly acceptable onshore wind expansion planning},
  author={Jann Michael Weinand and Russell McKenna and Heidi Heinrichs and Michael Buchdahl Roth and Detlef Stolten and Wolfgang Fichtner},
Onshore wind development has historically focused on cost-efficiency, which may lead to inequitable turbine distributions and public resistance due to landscape impacts. Using a multi-criteria planning approach, we show how onshore wind capacity targets can be achieved by 2050 in a cost-efficient, equitable and publicly acceptable way. For the case study of Germany, we build on the existing turbine stock and use open data on technically feasible turbine locations and scenicness of landscapes to… 
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