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Not in whose backyard? Public perception of post-carbon energy technologies.

Not in whose backyard? Public perception of post-carbon energy technologies.

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Published by henrikkarlstrom
Presentation at the 2012 International Sustainable Transitions conference in Copenhagen.
Presentation at the 2012 International Sustainable Transitions conference in Copenhagen.

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Published by: henrikkarlstrom on Nov 22, 2012
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Not in whose back yard?Public perception of post-carbonenergy technologies
Henrik Karlstrøm and MarianneRyghaugIST Conference 2012
 
The dilemma of renewables
It is a stated, and popular, policy goal toincrease investments in renewable
Renewables are generally very favourablyviewed by the public
Still, specific construction plans often meetwith opposition, both on the local andnational level
 
Theories of opposition
NIMBY
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Physical proximity makes negative consequences of construction more clear to the public
Knowledge deficit
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More information makes attitudes towards renewablesmore positive
Politics
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Attitudes towards renewables are connected to partyaffiliation
Other factors
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Involving citizens early in planning processes tends toincrease support

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