National Overviews: United Kingdom

Gisele Alves, Sennan Mattar, David Miller

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)


In response to climate change and limited fossil fuels, renewable energy is being heavily promoted throughout Europe. Despite general support for green energy, perceived landscape change and loss of landscape quality have featured heavily in opposition campaigns.
The COST Action "Renewable Energy and Landscape Quality" (RELY) systematically investigated the nexus between renewable energy production and landscape quality. Its aim was to analyze how landscape protection and renewable energy deployment can be reconciled to contribute to the sustainable transformation of energy systems.
This book compiles guidelines for assessing landscape suitability for, and vulnerability to, renewable energy projects together with a toolbox for landscape-aware public participation in planning. It furthermore elaborates a multilingual glossary of terms related to landscape and energy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRenewable Energy and Landscape Quality
EditorsMichael Roth, Sebastian Eiter, Sina Röhner, Alexandra Kruse, Serge Schmitz, Bohumil Frantál, Csaba Centeri, Marina Frolova, Matthias Buchecker , Dina Stober, Isidora Karan , Dan Van der Horst
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9783868595246
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2018

Publication series

NameCost Action TU1401 "Renewable Energy and Landscape Quality" (RELY)
PublisherCOST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology)


  • United Kingdom
  • renewable energy
  • landscape quality


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