Peer-reviewed paper published: Renewable energy and ecosystem services

Peer-reviewed paper published: Renewable energy and ecosystem services

In early January, a new peer-reviewed paper by members of the NRGlab has been published (online first). The paper by Paolo Picchi and Sven Stremke et al. entitled Advancing the relationship between renewable energy and ecosystem services for landscape planning and design: A literature review was published by the journal of Ecosystem Services. The paper is a result of Paolo’s research exchange at Wageningen University supported by Erasmus Plus,...

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Presentation at 2016 IFLA conference in Torino, Italy

Presentation at 2016 IFLA conference in Torino, Italy

NRGlab member Paolo Picchi will present at the 2016 IFLA Congress in Torino. The conference paper by Paolo Picchi, Dirk Oudes and Sven Stremke was selected for oral presentation in the “Connected Landscapes” session. The paper focuses on the potential role of landscape architects in Locally based Renewable Energy Organizations with reference to the DEESD project of the NRGlab. Title conference paper: Local renewable energy...

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Paolo Picchi speech at the Italian Senate

Paolo Picchi speech at the Italian Senate

Paolo introduced the concept of Sustainable Energy Landscape during a speech at the Italian Senate. Paolo’s speech on the 22nd of June was part of an event on innovative Law Design organized by “Cultura Democratica“, involving students, PhD candidates and young researchers. This year’s laboratory focused on “Smart Communities” and Paolo proposed that smart communities that seek for energy self-sufficiency could do so...

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Visit geothermal energy landscape in central Italy

Visit geothermal energy landscape in central Italy

In July, Sven took his family to visit several geothermal energy plants in Southern Tuscany. According to local media, these plants have caused quite some discussion but were constructed eventually. Following the nuclear power referedums in 1987, Italians invested in renewable energy technologies. Central Italy is now known for its vast PV fields and many geothermal energy plants. Below photographs have been taken near the city of Piancastagnaio...

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8 May NRGlab guest lecture: ‘Visualizing Conceptual Frameworks’ by Silvia Minichino MSc from Florence University

8 May NRGlab guest lecture: ‘Visualizing Conceptual Frameworks’ by Silvia Minichino MSc from Florence University

Silvia Minichino MSc is a phd candidate in landscape architecture from Florence University, Italy. She visits Wageningen from January till July this year and her research focusus on possible links between renewable energy policies and landscape design. The lecture is embedded in the Wageningen University BSc thesis course but open to a wider public.   Event: NRGlab guest lecture by Silvia Minichino MSc Date: Wednesday 8th of May...

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