publication . Article . 2015

The influence of values on evaluations of energy alternatives

Goda Perlaviciute; Linda Steg;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 May 2015 Journal: Renewable Energy, volume 77, pages 259-267 (issn: 0960-1481, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Although both promoted as sustainable, nuclear and renewable energy elicit different evaluations in people. People expect (whether true or not) different implications for the environment and for consumers' resources from these energy alternatives. But what factors define the perceived importance of these environmental and individual consequences, and will this affect people's attitudes toward energy alternatives? Do these factors also influence perceptions of consequences of energy alternatives? The authors propose that people's biospheric (e.g. valuing nature) and egoistic (e.g. valuing wealth) values affect evaluations of energy alternatives in three important...
free text keywords: Attitudes, Evaluations, Nuclear energy, Renewable energy, Values, NUCLEAR-POWER, CLIMATE-CHANGE, ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERN, SIGNIFICANT BEHAVIOR, VALUE ORIENTATIONS, PUBLIC-ATTITUDES, RISK PERCEPTION, RESEARCH AGENDA, WIND POWER, BELIEFS, Practical implications, Wind power, business.industry, business, Renewable energy, Colored, Public economics, Climate change, Nuclear power, Economics, Environmental resource management, Risk perception, Perception, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common
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