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.