The Renewable Energy Landscape

Author: Dean Apostol
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317211014
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Winner of the 2017 EDRA Great Places Award (Research Category) The Renewable Energy Landscape is a definitive guide to understanding, assessing, avoiding, and minimizing scenic impacts as we transition to a more renewable energy future. It focuses attention, for the first time, on the unique challenges solar, wind, and geothermal energy will create for landscape protection, planning, design, and management.? Topics addressed include: Policies aimed at managing scenic impacts from renewable energy development and their social acceptance within North America, Europe and Australia Visual characteristics of energy facilities, including the design and planning techniques for avoiding or mitigating impacts or improving visual fit Methods of assessing visual impacts or energy projects and the best practices for creating and using visual simulations Policy recommendations for political and regulatory bodies. A comprehensive and practical book, The Renewable Energy Landscape is an essential resource for those engaged in planning, designing, or regulating the impacts of these new, critical energy sources, as well as a resource for communities that may be facing the prospect of development in their local landscape.

B rgerenergie in Deutschland

Author: Jörg Radtke
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658146265
Format: PDF
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Jörg Radtke bietet in diesem Band einen umfassenden Einblick in die gesamte Bandbreite der Organisationsstrukturen von Initiativen der „Bürgerenergie“ und deren Beitrag zur Energiewende. Auf der Grundlage flächendeckender quantitativer Umfragedaten sowie vertiefter Analysen ausgewählter Fallbeispiele von Solar-, Wind- und Geothermie-Projekten dokumentiert er die Sozialstruktur und die Motivationen beteiligter Bürgerinnen und Bürger. Der Autor untersucht Partizipationsformen, Gemeinschaftsbildung und Vernetzung der überwiegend ehrenamtlich geführten „Bürgerenergie“-Initiativen und identifiziert individualistische Beteiligung und kollektive Handlungsweisen als neue Formen projektorientierter Partizipation an der Schnittstelle von Wirtschaft, Politik und Zivilgesellschaft.

Changing Energy

Author: John H. Perkins
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520287797
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"Changing Energy outlines how humanity came to its current energy economy through three previous energy transitions and now stands poised for a necessary fourth one. Despite the immense benefits conferred by a global energy economy based primarily on coal, oil, gas, and uranium, societies must now rebuild their energy economies to rely as much as possible on renewable energy used efficiently. This imperative to change comes from the risks of climate change plus the dangers of geopolitical tensions, health and environmental effects, and the long-term prospects for ever depleting sources of today's energy sources. Changing Energy argues that sustainability of the benefits from energy services will come from investments made in the technologies of the fourth transition. Perkins envisions a viable post-fossil fuel energy economy and outlines the barriers that must be resolved to reach it."--Provided by publisher.

The Routledge Research Companion to Energy Geographies

Author: Stefan Bouzarovski
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317043561
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Energy has become a central concern of many strands of geographical inquiry, from global climate change to the effects of energy decisions on our lives. However, many aspects of the ‘black box’ of relationships at the energy-society interface remain unopened, especially in terms of the spatial underpinnings of energy production and consumption within nations, cities and regions. Debates focusing on the location and nature of energy flows frequently fail to consider the multiple geographical networks that illustrate and explain the distribution of fuels and services around the world. Providing an integrated perspective on the complex interdependencies between energy and geography, The Routledge Research Companion to Energy Geographies offers a timely conceptual framework to study the multiple facets of energy geography, including security, space and place, planning, environmental science, economics and political science. Illustrating how a geographic approach towards energy can aid decision-making pathways in the domains of social justice and environment, this book provides insights that will help move the international community toward greater cooperation, stability, and sustainability.

Living Systems

Author: Liat Margolis
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3764382287
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Die Revolutionierung der Landschaftsarchitektur durch intelligente Materialien und Technologien Living Systems stellt eine Vielzahl von neuartigen Materialtechnologien für die Landschaftsarchitektur dar. Die Projekte und Materialien sind in enger Zusammenarbeit von Entwerfern, Ingenieuren, Wissenschaftlern und Ökologen entstanden. In einer Verbindung aus praxisorientierter Darstellung und theoretischem Hintergrund rücken Technologien zu Themen wie Wachstum, Fließen, Metabolismus, Klima und Wetterphänomenen in den Mittelpunkt. Die Darstellung vernetzt die Materialien und Technologien entsprechend ihrer Funktionsweisen, Prozesse und Eigenschaften miteinander. Detaillierte Zeichnungen und konstruktionsrelevante Fotos illustrieren die 36 internationalen Projekte und 23 Materialbeispiele. Zu den komplexen Systemen gehören vertikale Wachstumsstrukturen, Prävention vor Überflutungen, Anlagen zur Regenwasserversickerung sowie zur Minimierung von Bodenerosion. Beispielprojekte stammen unter anderem von West8 (Niederlande), GROSS.MAX (Großbritannien), Weiss-Manfredi Architects (USA), Kathryn Gustafson (USA) und Vogt Landschaftsarchitekten (Schweiz).

Parke f r das Leben

Author: Iucn Commission On National Parks And Protected Areas Cnppa
Publisher: IUCN
ISBN: 9782831702445
Format: PDF, Kindle
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