Bolstering Public Support for Renewable Energy

In January 2014, IRENA and 35 leading players in renewable energy from around the world jointly established a Coalition for Action to Bolster Public Support for Renewable Energy. While public awareness of the promise of renewable energy is relatively strong, renewable energy developers and investors still need to gain the confidence of local communities and decision makers to ensure support for such projects. The Coalition for Action aims to synergise existing, but scattered, efforts to communicate facts about renewable energy technologies. It will provide authoritative information to respond to public concerns, strengthen social acceptance of technologies and engage with the public and decision makers.

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Why a Coalition?

What does the Coalition do?

Members’ commitment

List of members

2013 Workshop on Social Acceptance of Renewable Energy: Issues and lessons

Stakeholder perspectives on social acceptance

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