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Social impacts of renewables on young people

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The event will start with an introductory presentation from Prof Frank Vanclay from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands illustrating the importance and significance of the lived experiences of young people on COREPs by providing scientific evidence from around the world based on energy democracy principles.

Following, a series of interactive exercises and outdoor participatory walks which will facilitate discussion around key questions including: How do COREPs impact on the daily life, skill development and career paths of young people? To what extent are young people represented in energy decisions that affect their lives?

Students will participate via: 1) a mind mapping exercise to draw the impacts of community renewables in young’s people daily life and 2) an outdoor participatory walk in the Merk Hydro Scheme (Glen Fyne, Argyll) to prompt perceptions and emotions of social impacts a renewable project can have.

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