This issue is focused on integrated energy planning intended as a set of approaches, processes and practices aimed at bringing together different objectives and disciplinary contributions. The aim is to debate on tools and methods for the planning and evaluation of the impacts of energy infrastructures in the Mediterranean countries, according to the three following topics: 1. Plans and programs aiming at matching spatial, environmental and energy planning, pursuing the international objectives concerning energy efficiency, development of renewables, security of energy supply and competitiveness, ensuring the compatibility with other territorial resources. 2. Reflections on the need for implementing energy scenarios in compliance with principles of environmental sustainability and context-specific landscape quality objectives. Renewable sources, albeit their professed "intrinsic" sustainability, can negatively affect the environmental balance (flora, avifauna, water regimes) and the landscape, with outcomes and trade-offs sometimes neglected. 3. Testing tools, methods and paths addressed to skills and professional profiles able to support the development of integrated strategies at a supranational, national and local level.
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