Die Debatten um neue Stromtrassen als Symptomkonflikte der Energiewende

Journal article

Publication Details

Author(s): Schmitt T
Journal: Geographische Rundschau
Publisher: Westermann Schulbuchverlag GmbH
Publication year: 2016
Journal issue: 11
Pages range: 18-25
ISSN: 0016-7460
Language: German


Due to the nuclear phase-out and the expansion of renewable energies,

new power lines are being planned in Germany. In 2014 quarrels

and debates arose over the planning of high-voltage co-current lines.

Critics described the projects as oversized, and complained about how

cultural landscapes would be spoiled by the overhead lines. In reaction

to political pressure from the regions concerned, the federal government

decided that all new direct current lines should be laid underground,

which is much more expensive but avoids negative impacts

on cultural landscapes. The article discusses whether the concepts of

nimbyism (‘not in my back yard’) and Wutbürger (‘enraged citizens’)

are adequate for explaining conflicts over energy infrastructure plans.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Schmitt, Thomas PD Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Geographie (Kulturgeographie und Orientforschung)

How to cite

Schmitt, T. (2016). Die Debatten um neue Stromtrassen als Symptomkonflikte der Energiewende. Geographische Rundschau, 11, 18-25.

Schmitt, Thomas. "Die Debatten um neue Stromtrassen als Symptomkonflikte der Energiewende." Geographische Rundschau 11 (2016): 18-25.


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