Environmental citizenship and public attitudes to hydrogen energy technologies

Flynn, R., Bellaby, P. and Ricci, M. (2008) Environmental citizenship and public attitudes to hydrogen energy technologies. Environmental Politics, 17 (5). pp. 766-783. ISSN 0964-4016 Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/10823

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09644010802421539


Some of the principal arguments in the debate about environmental citizenship are examined with reference to the development of hydrogen energy systems. In particular, qualitative evidence is drawn from a study of public attitudes towards hydrogen energy technologies and their perceived risks and benefits. Using data from focus groups in three areas of the UK, it is argued that while there is awareness of the importance of energy issues, opinions about innovation using hydrogen are generally neutral, and there is little indication of the collective and solidaristic values said to characterise environmental citizenship.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:environmental citizenship, hydrogen energy, public attitude
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Geography and Environmental Management
ID Code:10823
Deposited By: J. Triggle
Deposited On:06 Aug 2010 08:17
Last Modified:20 Sep 2016 00:47

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