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Renewable energy and rural tourism in Portugal

public.project.responsible_investigator_cria: Luís Silva

public.project.research_group: Environment, Sustainability and Ethnography


public.project.keyword

Renewable energy | Rural tourism | Stakeholders | Case studies | Portugal

public.project.institution_funder

Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT)

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public.project.closed

public.project.start_date

01-09-2018

public.project.end_date

30-06-2019

public.project.reference

DL 57/2016/CP1349/CT0009


public.project.abstract

This project tackles the nexus between the production of electricity through renewable sources and rural tourism in Portugal from an anthropological perspective. The main purpose is to further understand the links between the contemporary transition to a low-carbon society and the rural economic transition. The research topic will be studied at two levels: national and local, through field work with participant observation, semi-structured interviews, and bibliographical and documentary research. The project includes case studies of different renewable energy production technologies in the North, Centre and Alentejo regions.