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TitlePublic perceptions of environmental friendliness of renewable energy power plants
Author(s)Botelho, Anabela
Pinto, Lígia
Lourenço-Gomes, Lina
Valente, Marieta
Sousa, Sara
KeywordsSocial acceptance
Renewable energy sources
Environmental preferences
Eliciting perceptions
Environmental impacts
Issue dateDec-2016
JournalEnergy Procedia
CitationBotelho, A., Pinto, Lígia M.C.,Lourenço-Gomes, Lina, Valente, Marieta, Sousa, Sara (2016). Public Perceptions of Environmental Friendliness of Renewable Energy Power Plants, Energy Procedia, Volume 106, December 2016, Pages 73-86, ISSN 1876-6102. doi: 10.1016/j.egypro.2016.12.106
Abstract(s)Demanding EU targets for renewables create challenges for governmental decisions regarding energy sources and plant sitting. In this study we explore perceptions of the Portuguese general population regarding renewable energy power plants. In particular we study how these are affected by dimensions such as home distance to the power plant and its visibility, familiarity with the different energy sources, involvement in terms of employment, and socioeconomic characteristics. We find considerable differences in perception depending on familiarity and involvement with energy sources, environmental friendliness, and specific environmental impacts. Assessment of public perceptions of renewables should thus include these different dimensions.
TypeConference paper
AccessOpen access
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