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Innovations and Sustainability: Use of Alternative Energies

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Abstract:

This chapter examines policies and practices associated with the introduction of alternative energies in areas undergoing tourism development. It presents the first results of ongoing research related to the installation of solar and wind power generators in the historical town and popular tourist destination of Sozopol, Bulgaria and Ramea Island, Newfoundland, Canada. In both locations, the introduction of alternative energies has had positive economic and environmental impact. They have a positive role as image makers for these destinations as green tourist resorts. However, while in Sozopol solar energy installations are welcomed by tourists and locals, wind turbines provoke mixed feelings in the locals of Ramea.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5848/CSP.3259.00005

Publication date: January 1, 2011

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