Publication type: Conference other
Type of review: Peer review (abstract)
Title: Not only experts matter : the role of lay people’s expectations about the energy future in acceptability evaluations
Authors: Braunreiter, Lukas
Blumer, Yann
et. al: No
Proceedings: Behave 2018 : Book of Abstracts
Page(s): 67
Pages to: 68
Conference details: BEHAVE 2018 - 5th European Conference on Behaviour and Energy Efficiency, Zurich, 5-7 September 2018
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher / Ed. Institution: ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Zürich
Language: English
Subjects: Expectation; Public acceptance; Public support; Switzerland; Energy transition; Survey
Subject (DDC): 333.79: Energy
Abstract: Public support is a key enabling factor for the transition from fossil-fuel based energy carriers to renewables. Accordingly, many empirical studies focus on public support for energy policies or energy infrastructure. These studies identify a range of contextual (e.g., risks, benefits fairness, and spatial proximity) and psychological factors (e.g., place-attachment, trust, and individual values) that shape public support. One aspect that is usually not considered in these studies are individuals’ expectation, which have shown to play a key role in explaining decisionmaking processes of experts in the energy system. Even though the broader population might not have a comprehensive understanding of the constraints and interdependencies of the energy system, this does not equal an absence of personal meaning of or beliefs towards energy technologies or systems. In fact, also lay people have strong and differentiated opinions about the energy future, which can in turn shape their perception of energy technologies and policies. Consequently, as the decisions related to energy system and infrastructure planning are no longer purely technocratic in most countries, expectations of lay people may indeed be relevant for understanding public support for energy transitions.
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Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Institute for Organizational Viability (IOV)
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