Renewable Energies and European Landscapes

Lessons from Southern European Cases

  • Marina Frolova
  • María-José Prados
  • Alain Nadaï

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Conceptualising Renewable Energy Landscapes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Marina Frolova, María-José Prados, Alain Nadaï
      Pages 3-24
    3. Alain Nadaï, María-José Prados
      Pages 25-40
  3. Development of New Energies and Emerging Landscapes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Eugenio Baraja-Rodríguez, Daniel Herrero-Luque, Belén Pérez-Pérez
      Pages 43-61
    3. Matías Mérida-Rodríguez, Sergio Reyes-Corredera, Santiago Pardo-García, Belén Zayas-Fernández
      Pages 63-80
    4. Olivier Labussière, Alain Nadaï
      Pages 81-93
    5. Viviana Ferrario, Matelda Reho
      Pages 95-113
  4. Hydropower and Mountain Landscapes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Marina Frolova, Yolanda Jiménez-Olivencia, Miguel-Ángel Sánchez-del Árbol, Alfredo Requena-Galipienso, Belén Pérez-Pérez
      Pages 117-134
    3. Serge Briffaud, Emmanuelle Heaulmé, Véronique André-Lamat, Bernard Davasse, Isabelle Sacareau
      Pages 135-153
    4. Viviana Ferrario, Benedetta Castiglioni
      Pages 155-172
  5. Renewable Energies and Protected Landscapes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Ana Isabel Afonso, Carlos Mendes
      Pages 175-191
    3. Daniela Perrotti
      Pages 193-215
    4. Michel Deshaies, Daniel Herrero-Luque
      Pages 217-233
  6. Renewable Energy Landscape Planning Tools and Their Application

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. Carles de Andrés-Ruiz, Emilio Iranzo-García, Cayetano Espejo-Marín
      Pages 237-254
    3. Matías Mérida-Rodríguez, Rafael Lobón-Martín, María-Jesús Perles-Roselló
      Pages 255-277
    4. Pilar Díaz-Cuevas, Javier Domínguez-Bravo
      Pages 279-294
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 295-299

About this book


This book provides timely, multidisciplinary cross-national comparison of the institutional and social processes through which renewable energy landscapes have emerged in Southern Europe. On the basis of case studies in these countries, it analyzes the way in which and the extent to which the development of renewable energies has affected landscape forms and whether or not it has contributed to a reformulation of landscape practices and values in these countries. Landscape is conceived broadly, as a material, social, political and historical process embedded into the local realm, going beyond aesthetic.

The case studies analyze renewable energy landscapes in Southern Europe on different political and geographical scales, and compare different types of renewable energy such as wind, hydro, solar and biomass power. The contributors are leading experts from Spain, France, Italy and Portugal. The book is intended for researchers, graduate students and professionals interested in geography, landscape and planning.


Landscape Processes Renewable energies Southern Europe Spatial planning of energy

Editors and affiliations

  • Marina Frolova
    • 1
  • María-José Prados
    • 2
  • Alain Nadaï
    • 3
  1. 1.Regional and Physical GeographyUniversity of GranadaGranadaSpain
  2. 2.University of SevillaSevillaSpain
  3. 3.CIRED-CNRS (Centre International de Recherche sur l’Environnement et le Développement)Nogent -sur-MarneFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-9842-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-9843-3
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