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Wind energy and justice for disadvantaged communities  

Author:  | Economics, Environment, Human rights, U.K.

Providing benefits to communities affected by wind-farm development is a matter of justice: a means of redressing the impacts on communities adversely affected by wind farms, not simply a means of cultivating acceptance and expediting planning consent. The scale of community benefit funds from developers is rising but more needs to be done to ensure that these funds are used to support lasting improvements in the areas around wind farms.

Joseph Rowntree Foundation, May 2012

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