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Social licence and technology in society

An effective energy transition requires a balance between the positive change that science and technology can foster and the potentially disruptive impacts on communities.

We need to discover how to most effectively deliver information facilitate dialogue across a broad range of stakeholders around complex and contested issues of science and technology adoption.

Areas of focus

  • Social licence to operate
  • Science communication and community relations
  • Public attitudes, political ideology, values, choices, identity, behaviour, culture and organisation
  • Overhead vs underground cable transmission infrastructure
  • Renewable energy technology uptake
  • Global benefits vs local risks

Impacts and outcomes

  • Participation in community information session to answer questions and provide knowledge for residents impacted by a potential wind farm development
  • Measurement of public attitudes towards transmission infrastructure in Queensland