TITLE

Differences in Public Perceptions of Geothermal Energy Technology in Australia

AUTHOR(S)
Carr-Cornish, Simone; Romanach, Lygia
PUB. DATE
March 2014
SOURCE
Energies (19961073);Mar2014, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p1555
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In Australia, geothermal energy technology is still considered an emerging technology for energy generation. Like other emerging energy technologies, how the public perceive the technology and under what conditions they are likely to accept or oppose the technology, remains relatively unknown. In response, this exploratory research utilised online focus groups to identify: (1) the extent of agreement with geothermal technology before and after information, including media reports focusing on a range of the technology's attributes; and (2) how the characteristics of individuals with different levels of agreement vary. After information, within the sample of 101 participants, fewer reported being unsure, the minority disagreed and the majority agreed. Overall, the preference was for projects to be located away from communities. Participants that disagreed or were unsure, were more likely to report lower subjective knowledge of the technology, lower perceived benefits and higher risks, and were less likely to believe people in their community would have the opportunity to participate in consultation. These characteristics suggest there are advances to be made by analyzing what contributes to different levels of acceptance. The findings also suggest that the location of projects will be an important consideration and that the conditions of acceptance are likely to vary amongst community members.
ACCESSION #
95262985

 

Related Articles

  • Artificial Neural Network for Short-Term Load Forecasting in Distribution Systems. Hernández, Luis; Baladrón, Carlos; Aguiar, Javier M.; Calavia, Lorena; Carro, Belén; Sánchez-Esguevillas, Antonio; Pérez, Francisco; Fernández, Ángel; Lloret, Jaime // Energies (19961073);Mar2014, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p1576 

    The new paradigms and latest developments in the Electrical Grid are based on the introduction of distributed intelligence at several stages of its physical layer, giving birth to concepts such as Smart Grids, Virtual Power Plants, microgrids, Smart Buildings and Smart Environments. Distributed...

  • Geothermal Energy in 2010.  // Power Engineering;Jul2010, Vol. 114 Issue 7, p10 

    The article reports on the increase in the number of countries producing geothermal power and the total worldwide geothermal power capacity under development in 2010. Accoding to a report issued by the International Geothermal Association (IGA), about 10,715 molecular weight (MW) of geothermal...

  • Global plant capacity.  // Geothermal Energy Report;2005, Issue 2, p22 

    Presents information on the geothermal electrical-generating capacity of several countries. Growth of the geothermal power-generation industry in the U.S.; Development of geothermal power in the Philippines; Capacity of Indonesia for geothermal energy development.

  • Distributed Generation--The Promise and the Problem. Lehfeldt, Richard // Electric Light & Power;Jul/Aug2010, Vol. 88 Issue 4, p12 

    The article discusses the aspects of distribution generation, an energy efficient technology capability which provides both advantages and disadvantages, according to experts. The author refers to a statement by the author's colleague that the legal and regulatory framework built by pioneers are...

  • Coordinated Control of Distributed and Bulk Energy Storage for Alleviation of Post-Contingency Overloads. Yunfeng Wen; Chuangxin Guo; Shufeng Dong // Energies (19961073);Mar2014, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p1599 

    This paper presents a novel corrective control strategy that can effectively coordinate distributed and bulk energy storage to relieve post-contingency overloads. Immediately following a contingency, distributed batteries are implemented to provide fast corrective actions to reduce power flows...

  • Review of AGC and Primary Frequency Regulation. SUN Peng; TANG Xiaojun; WANG Haohuai; ZHONG Wuzhi; WANG Jian; LUO Hongmei // Advanced Materials Research;2014, Vol. 986-987, p1263 

    This paper introduces the current research status of primary frequency regulation and AGC control strategy. Firstly, some important parameters about primary frequency regulation are introduced. Secondly, describes the development on the theory of AGC. Thirdly, the basic concept of CPS and ACE...

  • Dezentrale Automatisierung der Verteilnetze Automatisierungskonzept für die dezentrale Ãœberwachung und Betriebsoptimierung von Verteilnetzen. Hübner, Christian; Diedrich, Christian; Jumar, Ulrich // Automatisierungstechnik;May2014, Vol. 62 Issue 5, p337 

    Der Aufbau aktiver Verteilnetze erfordert ein dezentrales Automatisierungskonzept, das auf bewährte Technologien und Standards aus der Industrieautomation zurückgreift und eine flexible Erweiterbarkeit der Netzautomatisierungsfunktionen erlaubt. Dies kann durch Kombination der IEC-Normen...

  • ISSUES AND PROSPECTS.  // Global Energy Market Research: Yemen;Dec2012, p5 

    The article focuses on the plans for the development of energy production in Yemen. It mentions that the country has made an investment for the establishment of new facilities and for the rehabilitation and expansion of other plants to provide large network of distribution. It states that the...

  • Distributed Generation Influence on Power Distribution System Development in Poland. Przygrodzki, Maksymilian // Journal of Energy & Power Engineering;Sep2012, Vol. 6 Issue 9, p1509 

    A lot of individual electricity sources of small power common (called distributed generation) occurred in Polish power sector during the last period. Gradual increases of distributed generation will cover current and future demand of consumers as well as allow to keep essential reserves in...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics