Student production from dialogue-based journalism course, DMJX, fall 2021
What was the project about?
Four out of ten wind turbines projects are never realized, because local protesters put a stop to the plans. The resistance makes it hard to reach the goals for the green transition.
A group of students phrased the question “will you hate it if you own it yourself” and explored whether citizen owned wind turbines could be a solution to the resistance to them. The reasoning was that locals might be less prone to protest if they have a say and also an opportunity to earn money on wind power.
Which dialogue methods were used?
The students sent out questionnaires to 22 local windturbine guilds and to the local citizens in three coastal towns with local-owned wind turbines. 142 citizens responded and the students combined their inputs with knowledge from a backing band of experts from the ”wind-industry”.
Finally the students made the webdoc: How three coast towns managed to build locally owned wind turbines and keep the good tone.