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Measuring preferences for low-carbon energy technologies in South-East England: the case of electricity generation

Fimereli, E., Mourato, S. and Pearson, Peter J. G. 2008. Measuring preferences for low-carbon energy technologies in South-East England: the case of electricity generation. Presented at: 16th Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE), Gothenburg, Sweden, 25-28 June 2008.

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Abstract

This paper reports on a mail survey that investigated public preferences in South-East England for the use of low-carbon energy technologies in electricity production, namely on-shore wind, biomass and nuclear power. Using a labelled choice experiment the perceived importance and value to the public of distance and the impacts of these energy options on biodiversity, carbon emissions, land occupation and household cost was explored. Results suggest that the attributes, the name of technology, respondents’ demographic characteristics, general attitudes towards the environment and energy, previous knowledge and experience with the technologies were significant choice determinants. Considering the current debate about the further development of low-carbon technologies and in particular of nuclear power and biomass in the UK and worldwide, this survey aims to provide an insight into the factors that could potentially influence their public acceptability.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Architecture
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
T Technology > TH Building construction
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Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:32
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/40686

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