Review on renewable energies and ecosystem service impacts

Are hydropower plants impacting natural hazard protection? How far windmills impact bird and bats populations? Does the use of forest biomass impact the recreational value of forests? Do ground mounted photovoltaic installations seal soil surfaces? A scientific literature review adresses these and many other questions on ecosystem service impacts of renewable energy sources. This review was rechently […]

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About Richard Hastik

As a geographer it is interesting to be confronted with different views regarding the balance between preservation and use of natural resources in the Alps. _Richard Hastik, assisting in questions regarding ecosystem services and situation analysis

Dialogue with regional stakeholders in Triglav National Park pilot area

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In Triglav National Park pilot area some project activities like stakeholders questionnaires analysis, assessment of available forest biomass, assessment of local biomass demands at local level, surveys on biodiversity and soil structure and modelling of the future scenarios for biomass use have been finished. The results were presented and discussed during three workshops for stakeholders in March […]

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About Alenka Petrinjak

Alenka Petrinjak, biologist, Project manager at Triglav National Park

Does the use of forest biomass for energy affect sustainability? Evidences from an experts´ survey

Overlapping circles model

A development project may be evaluated as sustainable if it is able to conciliate the three spheres of sustainability: environment, society and economy. Environmental sustainability can be defined as “a condition of balance, resilience, and interconnectedness that allows human society to satisfy its needs while neither exceeding the capacity of its supporting ecosystems to continue […]

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About Gianluca Grilli

Gianluca Grilli has an Ms in environmental economics. He is a PhD student in environmental engineering at the University of Trento, Italy. He works as a researcher at the Institute of Renewable Energy at Eurac. His main research interests are ecosystem services evaluation and management, GIS modeling and applied econometrics.

First conference participation

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We presented the firsts results of the recharge.green project in an international scientific conference, held in Kaunas (Lithuania), on the 29th – 30th May. The conference was entitled “Economic evaluation of forest management sustainability” and the presentation showed the preliminary results of the Triglav National Park case study. The park was chosen for its objective […]

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About Gianluca Grilli

Gianluca Grilli has an Ms in environmental economics. He is a PhD student in environmental engineering at the University of Trento, Italy. He works as a researcher at the Institute of Renewable Energy at Eurac. His main research interests are ecosystem services evaluation and management, GIS modeling and applied econometrics.

Workshop on local biomass production and multi-objective forest management

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Slovenia Forest Service in collaboration with the Department of Forestry and Renewable Forest Resources of Biotehnical Faculty (University of Ljubljana) organized a transnational implementation workshop on local biomass production and other ecosystem services in Triglav National Park and other forest areas in Slovenia. The workshop was attended by 66 representatives in the fields of forest […]