Renewable Energy Sources in a Post-Socialist Transitional Environment: The Influence of Social Geographic Factors on Potential Utilization of Very Shallow Geothermal Energy within Heating Systems in Small Serbian Town of Ub

Faculty/Professorship: University of Bamberg  
Author(s): Jocić, Nikola; Müller, Johannes; Požar, Tea ; Bertermann, David
Title of the Journal: Applied Sciences
ISSN: 2076-3417
Publisher Information: Basel : MDPI
Year of publication: 2020
Volume: 10
Issue: 8
Pages: 1-19
Language(s): English
DOI: 10.3390/app10082739
Energetic stability is a precondition for a regular functioning of society and economy. Actual climate change raised the awareness of population and policy makers about the importance of exploited energy sources. Renewable energy sources are revealed as the solution which should satisfy both needs—a need for energetic stability, as well as a need for producing ‘clean’ and ‘sustainable’ energy, and therefore reduce humans’ influence on the climate change. Very shallow geothermal energy offers wide range for utilization, among others for heating and cooling living spaces. This article shows potentials of low temperature heating system networks in a small Serbian town of Ub. In addition to technical possibilities, this article combines geographical and social, as well as political and economic circumstances in the town of Ub, which emerge as a result of a complex (post-socialist) transitional vortex.
GND Keywords: Ub ; Erneuerbare Energien ; Geothermik
Keywords: renewable energy sources ; very shallow geothermal potential (vSGP) ; low temperature district heating ; post-socialist transitional environment
DDC Classification: 910 Geography & travel  
RVK Classification: RP 30701   
Type: Article
Release Date: 27. May 2022