Publikationstyp: Beitrag in wissenschaftlicher Zeitschrift
Art der Begutachtung: Peer review (Publikation)
Titel: We choose what we like : affect as a driver of electricity portfolio choice
Autor/-in: Jobin, Marilou
Siegrist, Michael
et. al: No
DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2018.08.027
Erschienen in: Energy Policy
Band(Heft): 2018
Heft: 122
Seite(n): 736
Seiten bis: 747
Erscheinungsdatum: Nov-2018
Verlag / Hrsg. Institution: Elsevier
ISSN: 0301-4215
Sprache: Englisch
Schlagwörter: Affect; Electricity system; Energy mix; Portfolio preference
Fachgebiet (DDC): 333.79: Energie
Zusammenfassung: Numerous countries are restructuring their electricity systems. Transitioning to electricity systems that are considered acceptable by the public requires that the public's preferences be taken into account. In this study, we investigate the type of energy technology portfolio that people prefer for Switzerland, and why they prefer it, when they are faced with two realistic constraints: (i) the limited domestic potential for the expansion of power plants and (ii) the requirement to not dismantle existing infrastructure. We find that the affect evoked by particular energy technologies is consistently the most important driver of the proportion of those technologies included in an energy portfolio. The regression models for the investigated technologies explain between 14% and 54% of the variance, providing strong support for the affect heuristic. We further find that concerns regarding environmental impacts, costs or climate change play an additional role for portfolio preferences. This is reflected in four different clusters we identified for the German-speaking Swiss population who potentially hold opposing views as to what they consider the best electricity mix. For policymakers, our findings suggest that positive affective reactions towards energy technologies are necessary, although concerns must also be considered if the implementation is to be widely accepted.
Volltext Version: Publizierte Version
Lizenz (gemäss Verlagsvertrag): Lizenz gemäss Verlagsvertrag
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisationseinheit: Institut für Innovation und Entrepreneurship (IIE)
Enthalten in den Sammlungen:Publikationen School of Management and Law

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