Limiting the NIMBY-Effect at the Introduction of Bioenergy Production Chains: a Case Study for The Netherlands

R. Kalf, H. Langeveld & W. Elbersen
The slow speed of bioenergy production development in The Netherlands is explained by unstable national subsidy regimes for renewable energy and poor availability of effective production locations. Factors determining location availability include insights in heat demand and spatial regulations. Resistance of local civilians (‘Not In My Backyard’, or NIMBY) also play a role here. The number of bio­energy production units that are hampered by NIMBY­related issues is increasing. A coherent analytical framework (method, data) is...