Renewable Energy and Landscape Quality
COST Action TU 1401- The main objective of the Action is to develop a better understanding of how European landscape protection/management and renewable energy deployment can be reconciled to contribute socio-environmentally to the sustainable transformation of energy systems.
This Action investigates the inter-relationships between renewable energy production and landscape quality, and the role of public participation for the acceptance of renewable energy systems. The Action will develop a better understanding of how landscape protection and management, and renewable energy deployment can be reconciled to contribute socio-environmentally to the sustainable transformation of energy systems. This Action will consolidate and extend knowledge from a pan-European perspective using a modular methodological framework. This Action will enhance the science base for decision-making, and develop guidelines for public participation in planning renewable energy systems. The potential of sustainable landscape development, with innovative land uses producing synergies for landscape quality and renewable energy, will be revealed.
1st price of the COST RELY 2017 competition "Photographs of renewable energy landscapes combined with an expressive phrase which could come from poetry, literature, famous quotations, proverbs or everyday sayings." The winning contribution was submitted by Naja Marot from Slovenia.
With the continued roll-out of renewable energy technologies to meet EU targets on low carbon
energy, and the widespread recognition of the value of European landscapes to people’s wellbeing
and the rural economy, the pressures on decision-makers (e.g. planners, public agencies),
communities, and developers to resolve landscape-energy conflicts is increasing.
The Action will work on the following program:
- Systematic review and meta-analysis
- Strategic case studies
- Multidimensional scenario techniques
The outcomes, the synthesis of findings and dissemination will be presented on this homepage in the sections Activities and Oucomes during the project's lifetime.
COST RELY Photo database
The photo database contains the photos taken during the various project activities carried out from Portugal to Hungary, and from Greece to Iceland. Some hundred photos have been chosen in all, representing a new reality of European Energy Landscapes, considering also the aspect of landscape quality. It is organised by country and by topic.
- Different renewable energy sources and systems
- Different influences towards landscape quality
The photo database will be available soon under outcomes.
COST RELY Glossary
The COST RELY Glossary will be available soon under outcomes.