Social acceptance of renewable energy: Some examples from Europe and Developing Africa

Pollmann, Olaf and Podruzsik, Szilárd and Fehér, Orsolya (2014) Social acceptance of renewable energy: Some examples from Europe and Developing Africa. Working Paper. Corvinus University of Budapest Faculty of Economics, Budapest.

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This article was first published in Society and Economy, 2014. vol. 36. no. 2. p. 217-231.


Current energy systems are in most instances not fully working sustainably. The provision and use of energy only consider limited resources, risk potential or financial constraints on a limited scale. Furthermore, the knowledge and benefits are only available for a minor group of the population or are outright neglected. The availability of different resources for energy purposes determines economic development, as well as the status of the society and the environment. The access to energy grids has an impact on socio-economic living standards of communities. This not fully developed system is causing climate change with all its related outcomes. This investigation takes into consideration different views on renewable energy systems — such as international discussions about biomass use for energy production, “fuel versus food”, biogas use — and attempts to compare major prospects of social acceptance of renewable energy in Europe and Africa. Can all obstacles to the use of renewable energy be so profound that the overall strategy of reducing anthropogenic causes of climate change be seriously affected?

Item Type:Monograph (Working Paper)
Series Name:Corvinus Economics Working Papers - CEWP
Series Number / Identification Number:2014/07
Uncontrolled Keywords:renewable energy, energy production, future technology, society
JEL classification:D71 - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making: Social Choice; Clubs; Committees; Associations
O13 - Economic Development: Agriculture; Natural Resources; Energy; Environment; Other Primary Products
Q01 - Sustainable Development
R11 - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
Divisions:Faculty of Business Administration > Institute for Environmental Science > Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development
Faculty of Food Science > Department of Food Economy
Subjects:Energy economy
ID Code:1607
Deposited By: Ádám Hoffmann
Deposited On:20 Jun 2014 10:05
Last Modified:25 Jul 2014 11:57

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