Research Questions

Block Island Wind Farm


RQ1) Does opposition to, or support for, large wind and solar projects translate into votes for or against incumbent politicians who play key roles in determining the location of renewable energy projects? Are electoral gains and losses conditional on the incumbent’s political party?

RQ2) Do political ideology and partisanship affect individual support for large-scale wind and solar project development? Do partisans prioritize different considerations when evaluating the impacts of wind and solar development?