Energy Infrastructure and Exploration Areas
This book aims to describe exploration activities, their methods, and the impact they have on their environment. In an accessible manner, it will also try to explain the legislative framework surrounding the issue of exploration areas and to explain how activities connected with building energy infrastructure may influence the public. The book deals with energy infrastructure on two levels: First, it looks at exploration areas when used to look for energy raw materials (natural resources which can be used as sources of energy), focusing on oil, gas and the front end of the nuclear fuel cycle, i.e. uranium prospects and mining, and the geological aspects of the rear end. Second, it focuses on the issue of local acceptance and local oppositions. It introduces the phenomena of local opposition, its most influential reflections in social science theory, and methodological tools to provide deeper understanding of the particular opposition movements. The main ambition of this book is to introduce a comprehensive approach towards a site evaluation.