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Energy Infrastructure and Exploration Areas. Characteristics, Relationships, and Local Acceptance



Druh Odborná kniha
Fakulta / Pracoviště MU

Fakulta sociálních studií

Popis This book aims to describe exploration activities, their methods, and the impact they have on their environment. In an accessible manner, it will also try to explain the legislative framework surrounding the issue of exploration areas and to explain how activities connected with building energy infrastructure may influence the public. The book deals with energy infrastructure on two levels: First, it looks at exploration areas when used to look for energy raw materials (natural resources which can be used as sources of energy), focusing on oil, gas and the front end of the nuclear fuel cycle, i.e. uranium prospects and mining, and the geological aspects of the rear end, i.e. localization and prospecting sites suitable for geological repository of the decommissioned nuclear fuel. Second, it focuses on the issue of local acceptance and local oppositions. It introduces the phenomena of local opposition, its most influential reflections in social science theory, and methodological tools to provide deeper understanding of the particular opposition movements. The main ambition of this book is to introduce a comprehensive approach towards a site evaluation. Apart from traditional geological exploration and technological planning we include techniques developed to better understand the local communities and help them voice their expectations, concerns and conditions for approval. The more the local community knows about the particular technology and its interaction with its immediate environment and the more is known about the community’s priorities the more efficient its participation on the project development can be. In this sense, the book is intended as a contribution to bringing the communities, authorities and investors closer together.
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