The Park of Renewable Energy geoethical project

Sibi, Patrizia and Valletta, Mario (2012) The Park of Renewable Energy geoethical project. Annals of geophysics, 55 (3). pp. 501-505. ISSN 2037-416X

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The Park of Renewable Energy is an environmental technology park in the middle of Italy that has an innovative integrated system for the production of renewable energy. Recently, the Park launched a public invitation: to become part of a great widespread community for the production of renewable energy, and to promote energy conservation and a sustainable lifestyle. This empowerment process that turns consumers into energy producers – and also into those who convey the culture of sustainability – might, over time, give life to a community that actually lives according to the geoethical principles of biosustainability. The route for the identification and dissemination of the Park of Renewable Energy community is an interesting example of the generative process, whereby rather than doggedly pursuing a predetermined objective, such as a model to be implemented, the actors involved, “look for directions and values that are inherent in the means available” [Bateson 2000], including communication networks and methodologies of social participation. The community components focus their attention on the action and relationship effects, rather than on ways to reach a predefined goal. In this perspective, the Park of Renewable Energy experience aims to become an interesting object of observation and reflection for its green ethics. This ecological approach promises unexpected new creations: there is a chance we will at last see the birth of a sustainable form of social organization adapted to the human community.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sustainable community; Renewable energy; Energy producers; Social participation; Green ethics.
Subjects: 100 Filosofia e Psicologia > 170 Etica
500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 550 Scienze della Terra
Depositing User: Roberto Wiedman
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2013 15:49
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2013 15:49

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