Public Perceptions and Willingness to Pay for Renewable Energy: A Case Study from Greece
AbstractThe purpose of this study is to discover the factors shaping public opinion about renewable energy sources and investigate willingness to pay for expansion of renewable energy sources in the electricity mix. Data was collected through a questionnaire applied in Nikaia, an urban municipality of Greece. The respondents have a positive attitude towards renewable energy systems. Most of them have good knowledge of solar and wind energy systems and are using solar water heating, while several respondents own a solar PV system. Environmental protection is seen as the most important reason for investing in a renewable energy system. Willingness to pay for a wider penetration of RES into the electricity mix was estimated to be 26.5 euros per quarterly electricity bill. The statistical analysis revealed the existence of a relationship between RES perceived advantages and willingness to pay for renewable energy. Furthermore, by using a binary logit model, willingness to pay was found to be positively associated with education, energy subsidies, and state support. View Full-Text
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Ntanos, S.; Kyriakopoulos, G.; Chalikias, M.; Arabatzis, G.; Skordoulis, M. Public Perceptions and Willingness to Pay for Renewable Energy: A Case Study from Greece. Sustainability 2018, 10, 687.
Ntanos S, Kyriakopoulos G, Chalikias M, Arabatzis G, Skordoulis M. Public Perceptions and Willingness to Pay for Renewable Energy: A Case Study from Greece. Sustainability. 2018; 10(3):687.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ntanos, Stamatios; Kyriakopoulos, Grigorios; Chalikias, Miltiadis; Arabatzis, Garyfallos; Skordoulis, Michalis. 2018. "Public Perceptions and Willingness to Pay for Renewable Energy: A Case Study from Greece." Sustainability 10, no. 3: 687.
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