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Rebecca Windemer

Postdoctoral Fellow in Planning and Energy, Cardiff University

I completed my ESRC-funded PhD in January 2020. My research explored end-of-life decision making (repowering, life extension and decommissioning) for onshore wind and solar farms, as well as broader considerations regarding how the planning system considers and regulates time.

I have shared my findings with the UK, Welsh and Irish Governments and have produced policy briefs, news articles and academic papers from the findings.

My fellowship will build upon my PhD enabling me to share my findings in accessible formats as well as in academic publications and to engage with industry and policy makers.


  • –present
    Postdoctoral fellow, Cardiff University


  • 2020 
    Cardiff University , PhD
  • 2016 
    Reading University , MSc Development Planning and Research


  • 2019
    Considering time in land use planning: An assessment of end-of-life decision making for commercially managed onshore wind schemes, Land Use Policy Journal

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  • 2020
    Will infrastructure be abandoned? International challenges in planning for the future of onshore wind and solar.
    Postdoctoral fellow
    Funding Source:
    Economic and Social Research Council