Close and Connected

By |2017-11-04T15:21:57+00:002017/05/05|Research|

The Effects of Proximity and Social Ties on Citizen Opposition to Electricity Transmission Lines To meet reliability and renewable energy goals, new high-voltage transmission line (HVTL) projects are being built in the United States and worldwide. The siting of HVTLs, often considered a locally unwanted land use (LULU), can be difficult due to the [...]

Citizens and the Social Sustainability of Energy Infrastructure Siting (SEI), May 2017

By |2017-11-04T15:22:13+00:002017/05/03|Press Release|

National Science Foundation Grant Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation Award #1737191, 03 May August 2017 Delays in the construction of energy infrastructure can raise energy costs, reduce electricity reliability, and cause supply disruptions. A systematic empirical understanding of the social sustainability of energy infrastructure is needed. This project develops and tests [...]

Sustainable Energy Infrastructure Siting: An Agent Based Approach

By |2018-01-23T16:33:18+00:002015/11/01|Research|

Sustainable Energy Infrastructure Siting: An Agent Based Approach Technical, environment, social, economic and political constraints are critical barriers to the development of new renewable energy supplies. This paper is an agent-based, predictive analytics model of energy siting policy in the techno-social space that simulates how competing interests shape siting outcomes to identify the beneficial policy [...]