The Renewable Energy Landscape: Preserving Scenic Values in our Sustainable Future

1st Edition

Dean Apostol, James Palmer, Martin Pasqualetti, Richard Smardon, Robert Sullivan

Routledge
Published August 26, 2016
Reference - 286 Pages
ISBN 9781138808980 - CAT# Y170848

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Summary

Winner of the 2017 EDRA Great Places Award (Research Category)

Winner of the 2017 VT ASLA Chapter Award of Excellence (Communications 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.

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