Afraid to start because the outcome is uncertain? Social site characterization as a tool for informing public engagement efforts

This paper introduces the concept of social site characterization as a parallel effort to technical site characterization to be used in evaluating and planning carbon dioxides capture and storage (CCS) projects. Social site characterization, much like technical site characterization, relies on a ser... Full description

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doi: 10.1016/j.egypro.2009.02.286
Authors:Wade, S.; Greenberg, S.
Volume Title:Greenhouse gas control technologies conference 9
Volume Authors:Gale, J., editor
Source:Energy Procedia, 1(1), p.4641-4647; Greenhouse gas control technologies conference 9, Washington, DC, Nov. 16-20, 2008, edited by J. Gale, H. Herzog and J. Braitsch. Publisher: Elsevier, International. ISSN: 1876-6102
Publication Date:2009
Note:In English. 9 refs.
Subjects:Carbon dioxide; Carbon sequestration; Public awareness; Risk assessment; Site exploration; Storage; FutureGen
Record ID:2020050476
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2020 American Geosciences Institute.
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This paper introduces the concept of social site characterization as a parallel effort to technical site characterization to be used in evaluating and planning carbon dioxides capture and storage (CCS) projects. Social site characterization, much like technical site characterization, relies on a series of iterative investigations into public attitudes towards a CCS project and the factors that will shape those views. This paper also suggests ways it can be used to design approaches for actively engaging stakeholders and communities in the deployment of CCS projects. This work is informed by observing the site selection process for FutureGen and the implementation of research projects under the Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership Program.