Public Acceptance of Renewable Energies in Bavaria Using the Example of Biomass Cogeneration Plants and Biogas Plants

W. Stiehler, T. Decker, M. Zapilko & K. Menrad
Decentral renewable energy supply requires a higher number of plants and affected residents since centuries. Despite many advantages, like e.g. reduction of greenhouse gases due to use of renewable energies, residents are confronted with various emissions due to such plants. However, the turnaround to regenerative energy supply can only be realized if citizens accept these new technologies in their neighborhood. This paper presents the findings of two surveys concerning public acceptance of biomass cogeneration plants...