Biogas energy in the post-mining countryside: Are there any specifities?

Authors: Stanislav Martinat*, Institute of Geonics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Ostrava
Topics: Rural Geography, Environmental Perception
Keywords: biogas energy, recycling of landscape, post-mining countryside
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/12/2018
Start / End Time: 10:00 AM / 11:40 AM
Room: Bacchus, Sheraton, 8th Floor
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The contribution focuses in its first part on theoretical aspects and preconditions of the acceptance of the facilities for generating of biogas as source of renewable energy. Special emphasis is paid to the case of the post-mining countryside. Benefits and barriers of the relation between the rural development and renewable energies in conditions of the Czech Republic are discussed. By means of two questionnaire surveys (2013: n=108, 2015: n=260) the acceptance of the local anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in Stonava (Czech Republic) by its local population is researched in the second part of the paper. It was found out that the level of the acceptance of projects for generation of renewable energy by local population varies in time, and a strong attention has to be devoted not only to planning and construction of the AD plant, but also to the stable and incident-free operation of this facility so that undesirable impacts on quality of life of local population are minimized. It was also ascertained that concerns of local population towards post-mining landscape are quite limited due to massive destruction of local landscape as result of mining activities. The research has been conduction with kind support of the COST Action TU 1401 Renewable Energy and Landscape Quality.

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