Energie rinnovabili e trasformazioni territoriali: il caso del fotovoltaico in Sicilia

Leonardo Mercatanti, Sandro Privitera

Risultato della ricerca: Conference contribution


This communication intends to deal with the issue of territorial transformations that have occurred in the last two decades in Sicily, following the construction of hundreds of small, medium and large photovoltaic systems. These plants were built often causing profound changeslandscape, with territorial transformations that have not taken into account the productivity characteristics of the soils, the proximity of protected areas and sites of the Natura 2000 network and above all without the real involvement of local communities that have often passively undergone such transformations.The territorial planning tools, such as the Regional Landscape Plan, the Provincial Territorial Plans and the municipal PRG do not seem to be sufficient to ensure the correct location of the photovoltaic systems within the different territorial realities and vocationsof each territory, (for example, industrial or extractive brownfields are not used but the choice falls instead on land with valuable crops); moreover, the regulations are often circumvented by dividing large plants into small contiguous plants to avoid incurring the VIncA procedures during the design phase. The landscape risk generated by the energy transition and the green economy seems to unexpectedly increase due to countless new photovoltaic plant projects planned in Sicily.
Lingua originaleItalian
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteGEOGRAFIE IN MOVIMENTO. MOVING GEOGRAPHIES : Programma e book of abstract
Numero di pagine1
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2021

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