Renewable energy transition and its impacts in Andalusian landscapes (Southern Spain)
MetadataShow full item record
Società di Studi Geografici – SSG
Energy transitionRenewable Energy LandscapesLandscape impactsAndalusiaSpain
Benedetta Castiglioni, Matteo Puttilli, Marcello Tanca (a cura di). Oltre la convenzione. Pensare, studiare, costruire il paesaggio vent’anni dopo. Firenze: Società di Studi Geografici – SSG. ISBN: 9788890892677
SponsorshipAcademia Andaluza de Ciencia Regional; Instituto de Desarrollo Regional-UGR; Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness and State Research Agency of Spain, and European Regional Development Fund
Due to its ambitious policies Spain has achieved a very successful implementation of renewable energy (RE) projects, which peaked in 2000-2010. Over the first decade of the 21st century decentralized energy infrastructures have spread quickly through rural areas in Spain. In some cases, they have transformed their physical landscape. This has raised issues regarding landscape practices and values. These infrastructures have often been a source of tension, triggering the emergence of new attitudes towards landscape. The aim of this paper is to analyse the impact of energy transition in Andalusian landscapes in order to identify success factors and social barriers affecting the rate of RE implementation and the role of this new landscape in the energy transition in Andalusia.