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Title: Price and Values Impact Renewable Energy Support
Contributor(s): Phillips, Keri (author)orcid ; Hine, Donald (supervisor)orcid ; Phillips, Wendy (supervisor)orcid 
Publication Date: 2018-05-21
DOI: 10.4226/95/5b04cf57991ca
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Abstract: The survey comprised demographic items and measures to assess both political and values orientations. These were followed by contingent choice questions to assess participants’ support for the 50% RET at eight cost amounts. Abstract: This study investigated how projected electricity prices and personal values influence public support for a 50% renewable energy target (RET) in Australia. In an online experiment, 404 participants rated their support for a 50% RET across eight projected increases in their quarterly power bills. Multi-level modelling indicated that: (1) support for the 50% RET fell as the projected price of electricity increased, (2) although participants with low self-enhancement values and high self-transcendent values were most supportive of the 50% RET, these value-based differences disappeared as projected electricity prices increased. We discuss the implications of these findings for energy policy design and communications.
Publication Type: Dataset
Field of Research (FOR): 170113 Social and Community Psychology
090608 Renewable Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Solar Cells)
Keywords: Personal values
Electricity price
Renewable energy
Policy acceptability
Energy policy
Multilevel modelling
Location: northlimit=-9.6532506590176; southlimit=-44.986924119902; westlimit=111.57775729894; eastLimit=155.87463229895; projection=WGS84
Australian Residents – all states.
Format: 1 SPSS .SAV file.
Access rights: Mediated
Open Access Embargo: 2018-05-21
HERDC Category Description: X Dataset
CC License of All Rights Reserved: CC BY-NC-ND: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivatives 3.0 AU
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