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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.

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Abstract

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
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Social Research
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Environmental Politics
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0964-4016
Depositing User: Users 29196 not found.
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2009 11:58
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2014 14:08
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/2638

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