Sustainable energy solutions for the Aegean Archipelago Islands: What is the public attitude?

Stephanides, Phedeas, Chalvatzis, Konstantinos, Li, Xin, Mantzaris, Nikos, Prodromou, Michalis, Papapostolou, Christiana and Zafirakis, Dimitris (2019) Sustainable energy solutions for the Aegean Archipelago Islands: What is the public attitude? Energy Procedia, 159. pp. 243-248. ISSN 1876-6102

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Abstract

In contributing towards the realisation of plans to transform the Aegean into a “green” archipelago, the internationally acclaimed TILOS research consortium seeks to transfer tacit knowledge of smart micro-grids beyond the island of Tilos. However, research on public acceptability of sustainable energy technologies suggests that local opposition might undermine such plans. In order to minimize the problems of technological transfers it is, thus, imperative to embark on an early-stage exploration of public attitudes towards proposed interventions. In this paper, we draw on survey data from across the Aegean to uncover the widespread acceptability of green energy solutions. Simultaneously, though, we uncover how broad acceptability does not always translate into actual acceptance of the TILOS energy model, especially with respect to solutions that affect the end-user. In turn, we argue that these findings should inform future interventions with the ultimate aim of securing public support to “green” the Aegean.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
Faculty of Science > Tyndall Centre for Climatic Change
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2019 11:30
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2020 00:09
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/70343
DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2018.12.057

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