Show simple item record

dc.creatorPavlaković, Barbara
dc.creatorOkanović, Andrea
dc.creatorVasić, Bojana
dc.creatorJešić, Jelena
dc.creatorSprajc, Polona
dc.date.accessioned2023-04-07T14:32:15Z
dc.date.available2023-04-07T14:32:15Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.issn2192-0567
dc.identifier.urihttps://redun.educons.edu.rs/handle/123456789/473
dc.description.abstractBackground As the countries of the Western Balkans (WB) have committed to sustainable development, the process of regulatory and economic adjustment is underway. As part of the aforementioned fact, the WB countries have commenced exploitation of energy from renewable sources, among which hydropower is the most important. The main objective of the study is to analyse the status of renewable energy transition in the WB region, focusing on the construction and exploitation of small hydropower plants (SHPPs), as well as a proposal for an original model for decision making in this field, based on a multidimensional decision-making space. Namely, in most cases, there is resistance to the construction of SHPPs in the WB territory, as well as divided opinion among investors, companies, environmental movements, academia, and citizens on this issue. This shows that the entire decision-making process has to be reviewed and re-designed. Results The results of the study show that the construction of SHPPs caused damage to environmentally protected areas, living conditions of local communities, touristic and agricultural potential. All of the foregoing matters have led to mass protests by citizens and a high degree of mistrust so that the future of SHPPs in the WB is extremely uncertain. The assessment of the acceptability of existing SHPPs through the proposed model showed that 74% of SHPPs cannot be considered acceptable from the aspect of the location where they were built, and from the aspect of the impact on the quality of life of the local population. Accordingly, this paper provides suggestions for much-needed improvements. Conclusions The construction of SHPPs is causing numerous controversies, opposition, and resistance. To find the right solution, and contribute to sustainable energy and economic development, it is necessary to develop a fully transparent and objective policy system in this field, and to use contemporary models for decision making with emphasis on the involvement local communities in the decision-making process.en
dc.publisherBMC, LONDON
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MESTD/inst-2020/200156/RS//
dc.relationSlovenian Research Agency [P5-0018]
dc.relationAP Vojvodina, Provincial Secretariat for Higher Education and Scientific Research, Republic of Serbia [142-451-2589/2021-01/1]
dc.rightsopenAccess
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.sourceEnergy Sustainability and Society
dc.subjectWestern Balkansen
dc.subjectSustainable energy transitionen
dc.subjectSmall hydropower plantsen
dc.subjectModellingen
dc.subjectEnvironmental awarenessen
dc.subjectDecision-making processen
dc.titleSmall hydropower plants in Western Balkan countries: status, controversies and a proposed model for decision makingen
dc.typearticle
dc.rights.licenseBY
dc.citation.issue1
dc.citation.other12(1): -
dc.citation.rankM22~
dc.citation.volume12
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/s13705-022-00335-7
dc.identifier.fulltexthttp://redun.educons.edu.rs/bitstream/id/277/470.pdf
dc.identifier.rcubconv_1112
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-85125018929
dc.identifier.wos000755114100001
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record