MISTRAL Research

  • We are at the beginning of a global transition to a low carbon economy that will fundamentally change society’s relationship with energy and result in major shifts in economic, social and technological organisation
  • Onshore wind energy is now the cheapest form of electricity generation and will play a key role in Europe’s energy future
  • There is still a lack of understanding of how the community, market and social-political dimensions of social acceptance of wind energy investment and infrastructure development interact with each other, and the different scales of these interactions
  • The urgent challenges of energy transition coupled with this research context provides the main guiding principles and motivation for MISTRAL, reflected in its aims, objectives and the operational design of the network

The work in MISTRAL is organised in work packages - thematically linked activity, grouped together to allow ease of management and delivery of the research