Effects of Renewable Energy on Landscape in Europe: comparison of hydro-, wind, solar, bio-, geothermal and infrastructure energy landscapes
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AuthorFrolova Ignatieva, Marina; Centeri, Csaba; Benediktsson, Karl; Hunzieker, Marcel; Kabai, Robert; Scognamiglio, Alessandra
renewable energyenergy transitionlandscape qualityLandscape impacts
Frolova, M., Centeri, Cs., Benediktsson, K., Hunzieker, M., Kabai, R., Scognamiglio, A., Martinopoulos, G., Sismani, G., Brito, P., Muñóz-Cerón, E., Slupinski, M., Ghislanzoni, M., Braunschweiger, D, Herrero-Luque, D., Roth, M. (2019). Effects of Renewable Energy on Landscape in Europe: comparison of hydro-, wind, solar, bio-, geothermal and infrastructure energy landscapes, Hungarian Geographical Bulletin 68 (4), 317-339
Landscape quality has become a fundamental issue in the development of renewable energy (RE) projects. Rapid technological advances in RE production and distribution, coupled with changing policy frameworks, bring specific challenges during planning in order to avoid degradation of landscape quality. The current work provides a comprehensive review on RE landscapes and the impacts of RE systems on landscape for most European countries. It is based on a review, by an interdisciplinary international team of experts, of empirical research findings on landscape impacts of RE from thirty-seven countries that have participated in the COST Action TU1401 (RELY).