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Disaggregating the SWOT Analysis of Marine Renewable Energies

Frontiers in Energy Research. 2018;6 DOI 10.3389/fenrg.2018.00138

 

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Journal Title: Frontiers in Energy Research

ISSN: 2296-598X (Online)

Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.

LCC Subject Category: General Works

Country of publisher: Switzerland

Language of fulltext: English

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AUTHORS


Giulia Goffetti (Ecodynamics Group, Department of Physical, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Siena, Siena, Italy)

Massimiliano Montini (Department of Business and Law, University of Siena, Siena, Italy)

Francesca Volpe (Department of Business and Law, University of Siena, Siena, Italy)

Massimo Gigliotti (Ecodynamics Group, Department of Physical, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Siena, Siena, Italy)

Federico M. Pulselli (Ecodynamics Group, Department of Physical, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Siena, Siena, Italy)

Gianmaria Sannino (National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, Rome, Italy)

Nadia Marchettini (Ecodynamics Group, Department of Physical, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Siena, Siena, Italy)

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Blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 12 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

Energy transitions require strategic plans that minimize inefficiencies and maximize energy production in a sustainable way. This aspect is fundamental in the case of innovative technologies based on marine renewable energies. Marine renewable energies involve problems and advantages which imply a reconceptualization of marine space and its management. Through an holistic SWOT analysis the main strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats are highlighted in this paper, considering social, economic, legal, technological, and environmental dimensions. We disaggregate the SWOT analysis for marine renewable energy technologies in order to create an overview of pros and cons for every dimension and better identify specific hotspots and possible solutions in different fields.