Geothermal Energy and Society

  • Adele Manzella
  • Agnes Allansdottir
  • Anna Pellizzone

Part of the Lecture Notes in Energy book series (LNEN, volume 67)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Adele Manzella
    Pages 1-18
  3. Michele Contini, Eleonora Annunziata, Francesco Rizzi, Marco Frey
    Pages 39-53
  4. Agnes Allansdottir, Anna Pellizzone, Alessandro Sciullo
    Pages 55-65
  5. Simone Carr-Cornish, Lygia Romanach, Cameron Huddlestone-Holmes
    Pages 71-90
  6. Michel Malo, Frédéric Malo, Karine Bédard, Jasmin Raymond
    Pages 91-103
  7. Philippe Chavot, Anne Masseran, Cyrille Bodin, Yeny Serrano, Jean Zoungrana
    Pages 105-122
  8. Spyridon Karytsas, Olympia Polyzou, Constantine Karytsas
    Pages 123-144
  9. Örn D. Jónsson, Bjarni F. Karlsson, Rögnvaldur J. Saemundsson
    Pages 145-158
  10. Anna Pellizzone, Agnes Allansdottir, Adele Manzella
    Pages 159-178
  11. Katherine Luketina, Phoebe Parson
    Pages 193-216
  12. Marnel Arnold Ratio, Jillian Aira Gabo-Ratio, Anna Leah Tabios-Hillebrecht
    Pages 217-238
  13. Olivier Ejderyan, Franziska Ruef, Michael Stauffacher
    Pages 239-257
  14. Melek Akca Prill
    Pages 259-277
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 279-288

About this book


This book addresses the societal aspects of harnessing geothermal resources for different uses, such as power production, heating and cooling. It introduces a theoretical framework for a social scientific approach to the field, and presents a preliminary collection of empirical case studies on geothermal energy and society from across the world. By providing a conceptual and methodological framework to the study of geothermal energy and societies, it brings together information and analyses in the field that to date have been sparse and fragmented.

The contributors explore the diverse aspects of the relationship between the harnessing of geothermal resources and the societies and local communities in which these developments take place. After introducing geothermal technologies, renewable energy concepts as well as their social and policy context and the regulative and environmental aspects of geothermal energy, the book analyzes and discusses twelve global case studies, and compares the social engagement tools applied with those used in other sectors.

Of interest to researchers from a range of disciplines who wish to explore the issues surrounding energy and society, it is also a valuable resource for geothermal experts and postgraduate students wish to study the field in greater detail.


Social Acceptance of geothermal energy Geothermal Energy Public Engagement Renewable Energies Responsible Innovation societal aspects of harnessing geothermal resources Social Considerations in Geothermal Development social impacts of geothermal energy Public acceptance of geothermal energy

Editors and affiliations

  • Adele Manzella
    • 1
  • Agnes Allansdottir
    • 2
  • Anna Pellizzone
    • 3
  1. 1.National Research CouncilInstitute of Geoscience and Earth ResourcesPisaItaly
  2. 2.Fondazione Toscana Life SciencesSienaItaly
  3. 3.National Research CouncilInstitute of Geoscience and Earth ResourcesPisaItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-78285-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-78286-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-1284
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-1292
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