Landscape Assessment and Economic Accounting in Wind Farm Programming: Two Cases in Sicily | Land Portal

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December 2018
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In recent years, the scientific interest for the economic and landscape impact of wind farms has increased. This paper presents a useful GIS tool that allows for helping policymakers and investors to identify promising areas for wind power generation as well as landscape impact and financial and economic sustainability of wind farms. The results of the research carried out for exploring the potential for wind energy in two territorial contexts of Sicily region are presented with the particular look at the possibilities of economic developing, stakeholders’ opportunities and obstacles in the policy, legal, and regulatory framework.

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Giuffrida, Salvatore
Gagliano, Filippo
Nocera, Francesco
Trovato, R. Maria


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