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Citizens’ views on various forms of energy and their contribution to the environment

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  • Tampakis, Stilianos
  • Τsantopoulos, Georgios
  • Arabatzis, Garyfallos
  • Rerras, Ioannis

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In recent years, a shift has been observed in several countries towards the exploitation of RES for socio-economic and environmental purposes. Wind energy is a form of renewable energy resources (RES) which offers many advantages, particularly for countries such as Greece, which has a very promising wind potential. In addition, studies of citizens’ views on the development of wind energy in Greece have been gaining particular attention due to recent decisions regarding the energy policy of Greece. More specifically, since August 2012, the examination of new applications for photovoltaic parks has been suspended, and only applications for wind parks are now being reviewed.

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  • Tampakis, Stilianos & Τsantopoulos, Georgios & Arabatzis, Garyfallos & Rerras, Ioannis, 2013. "Citizens’ views on various forms of energy and their contribution to the environment," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 20(C), pages 473-482.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:rensus:v:20:y:2013:i:c:p:473-482
    DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2012.12.027
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