Barriers & Benefits Residential Solar PV Systems

Danielle Woon Markham July 12, 2010 01:22 AM
Hi all, Just wondering if anyone has or knows of any research or studies that have been done looking at what the barriers may be and surely the benefits as well of installing r…

Ecological behavior and its environmental consequences: A life cycle assessment of a self-report measure

Kaiser, F., Doka, G., Hofstetter, P., & Ranney, M. (2003). Ecological behavior and its environmental consequences: A life cycle assessment of a self-report measure. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 23(1), 11-20.
The environmental impact of individuals, namely, how much they pollute and what resources they consume, is of paramount importance. However, even environmental psychologists rarel…

Environmental Attitudes and Diffusion of Innovations: The Energy Saving Case

Martín, R., Corraliza, J., & Berenguer, J. (2003). Environmental attitudes and diffusion of innovations: The energy saving case. People, places, and sustainability (pp. 291-301). Ashland, OH US: Hogrefe & Huber Publishers. Retrieved from PsycINFO database.
(from the chapter) Assesses the influence of different environmental attitudes and habits on behavioral intentions affecting sustainability. The sample was made up of 253 Spanish …

Nonlinear Models for the Adoption and Diffusion of Innovations for Industrial Energy Conservation

Jacobsen, J., & Guastello, S. (2007). Nonlinear models for the adoption and diffusion of innovations for industrial energy conservation. Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences, 11(4), 499-520.
Four different theoretical models for explaining the diffusion of innovation were compared for 13 energy-related innovations—the Theory of Planned Behavior, the S-curve for Diffus…

Thought for Fuelling Change: A Review of Three Models for Understanding Environmentally Significant Transitions

Klupfel, E.J., Pfeiffer, W.C., Filson, G.C. (2003). Thought for fuelling change: A review of three models for understanding environmentally significant transitions. Environmentalist, 23(1), 29-38.
For over a century, western economic development has depended upon the use of combustible hydrocarbons for its energy needs. The 20th century saw the prolific exploitation of foss…

A Sociotechnical Mapping of Domestic Biomass Heating Systems in Austria

Rohracher, H. (2002). A sociotechnical mapping of domestic biomass heating systems in Austria. Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 22(6), 474-483.
Introducing the perspective of science and technology studies (STS) to the analysis of the design and adoption of environmentally friendly technologies may help develop more effec…

How does Environmental Concern Influence Specific Environmentally Related Behaviors? A New Answer to an Old Question

Bamberg, S. (2003). How does environmental concern influence specific environmentally related behaviors? A new answer to an old question. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 23(1), 21-32.
The present study tests the hypothesis that environmental concern influences specific behavior indirectly via its impact on the generation and evaluation of situation-specific bel…

A Dirty Word or a Dirty World? Attribute Framing, Political Affiliation, and Query Theory

Hardisty, D. J.; Johnson, E. J. & Weber, E. U. (2009). A Dirty Word or a Dirty World? Attribute Framing, Political Affiliation, and Query Theory. Psychological Science Online First, XX(X), 107.
We explored the effect of attribute framing on choice, labeling charges for environmental costs as either an earmarked tax or an offset. Eight hundred ninety-eight Americans chose…

Roof-top Leasing for Solar Panels

Kayla Kalalian Midhurst November 18, 2009 09:04 AM
As a school board we have been approached by a few companies looking to lease our roof-top space for the installation of solar panels. Has anyone heard of any issues with thi…

Electricity Generation from Wind Turbines

Clove Berger Olympia November 15, 2009 11:50 PM
The wind possesses great amounts of power. Among the many uses of wind energy and power, its conversion into electricity is the most striking. This power can be converted into ele…

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