Safian, Fanni (2014) The Synergies of Community Ownership, Renewable Energy Production and Locality – The Cases of Güssing and Samsø. Geographical Locality Studies, 2 (1). pp. 386-410. ISSN 2052-0018
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In order to mitigate the consequences of climate change and to reduce energy dependency, new key words of energy planning are local renewable energy sources and energy autonomy. However, renewable energy projects should be implemented in a fast, successful, but also beneficial way for the locality. This paper presents the concept and the main forms of community ownership. According to our hypothesis, the presence of community ownership generates numerous additional benefits for the local economy, society and renewable energy development. Analysing the literature and the cases of Güssing, Austria and Samsø, Denmark help to recognise how to promote a successful local renewable energy project and what kind of additional benefits may be earned by applying the appropriate ownership model and project outline. Community ownership, compared to local ownership forms, can generate a higher level of citizen participation, acceptance of renewable energy projects and change in lifestyle.
|Projects:||Samso Energy Academy -- Samsø Energiakademi, Renewable Energy Island -- Vedvarende Energi-Ø|
|Date Deposited:||27 Oct 2016 09:21|
|Last Modified:||10 Nov 2016 19:00|
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