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Land 2018, 7(4), 120; https://doi.org/10.3390/land7040120

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

Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Catania (ITALY), 95125 Catania, Italy
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Received: 18 August 2018 / Revised: 7 October 2018 / Accepted: 11 October 2018 / Published: 15 October 2018
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Abstract

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. View Full-Text
Keywords: wind energy; landscape impact; GIS tools; economic-financial valuation; DRSA decision making pattern wind energy; landscape impact; GIS tools; economic-financial valuation; DRSA decision making pattern
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Giuffrida, S.; Gagliano, F.; Nocera, F.; Trovato, M.R. Landscape Assessment and Economic Accounting in Wind Farm Programming: Two Cases in Sicily. Land 2018, 7, 120.

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