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Legal basis of landscape protection in relation to the RES investments implementation

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In recent years, Poland has seen a dynamic growth of investments in the energy sector using renewable energy sources. From Poland's adoption of the National Action Plan for energy from renewable sources (year 2010) the number of biogas power plants in Poland increased by 36%, biomass power plants and wind power plants with 200% and the solar power plants as much as 4000%. The smallest increase was recorded in the case of hydroelectric power by only 5%. The development of new renewable energy investments is often accompanied by significant changes in the landscape. To a large extent this is due to the scale of objects or their accumulation. The aim of the study is to determine if the instruments of landscape protection can be considered as sufficient in landscape protection from negative changes in relation to the investment RES. We analyzed the provisions relating to planning, implementation of the investment, environmental protection, nature conservation and protection of monuments. These provisions largely allow you to limit the negative impact of the RES on the landscape. They are connected mainly with the restrictions in locating RES investments in the landscape as well as reducing the impact of which may cause RES investments on the landscape. It should however be emphasized that they relate to selected projects or selected landscapes (eg. priority landscapes). Mainly, these instruments seem to be an effective tool for landscape protection in case of implementation of RES installations producing electricity on an industrial scale. However, there is a shortage of effective measures to protect the landscape in the nucleus of the implementation of micro-installations of renewable energy sources.
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57
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603-610
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  • Department of Landscape Architecture, Biotechnology and Landscape, Faculty of Horticulture, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, 159 Nowoursynowska Str., 02-776 Warszawa, Poland, renata_giedych@sggw.pl
  • Department of Landscape Architecture, Biotechnology and Landscape, Faculty of Horticulture, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, 159 Nowoursynowska Str., 02-776 Warszawa, Poland, hanna_szumilas@sggw.pl
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