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GIS-based approach for assessing the energy potential and the financial feasibility of run-off-river hydro-power in Alpine valleys
In the last decade, European attractive policies are favoring the construction of new run-off hydro-power plants. The realization cost of these plants is quite low in mountain areas thanks to small water discharges and ...
Exploring Residents' Willingness to Pay for Renewable Energy Supply: Evidences from an Italian Case Study
The present study offers a Contingent Valuation application to explore residents' willingness to pay for renewable energy supply in a case study in the Italian Alps. Data were originated from onsite personal interviews and ...
Experts' opinions on the effects of renewable energy development on ecosystem services in the Alpine region
(AMER INST PHYSICS, 2016)
Renewable energies-such as solar photovoltaic power, hydropower, wind power, and forest biomass-have a key role in the European Union (EU) policy aimed at enhancing energy security and mitigating climate change. The new ...