Education, Communication and Decision Making on Renewable and Sustainable Energy
Ioannou, Konstantinos (editor)
In the last two decades, we have witnessed the evolution of the energy sector. Many countries throughout the world have been shifting their energy production methods from fossil fuel use to more environmentally friendly methods. These methods are described by the term “Renewable Energy Methods” and entail the production of energy from Renewable Energy Sources (RES) based on wind, water, biomass, solar energy, and geothermal energy. This shift is mainly driven by the increase in public awareness of environmental problems and climate change, which are both related to the increase in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. The main goal of this Special Issue is to determine methodologies that can be applied in education in order to raise the awareness of students as well as their families about issues related to renewable sources and energy conservation. Furthermore, the authors studied the factors, parameters, and criteria that affect the decision-making involved in the selection of appropriate types of renewable energy sources in order to select the optimal form, both financially and environmentally. Finally, an attempt is made to recognize methods for communicating the usage of RES and energy savings to the public. Such communication methods are necessary because, in many communities, there are issues surrounding the acceptance of RES installation, as the public considers them to be factors of environmental degradation.
Keywordsrenewable energy; governance; community energy; citizens’ energy companies; actor plurality; acceptance; energy transition; auction scheme; Germany; Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV); barriers; sustainability; multi-functionality; proposal; educative-communication approach; sustainable agriculture; negative externalities; GHG emissions; NARDL model; Renewable Energy Enterprises; Internet; benchmark; education for sustainable development; environmental protection; curriculum; teacher; renewable resources; natural gas; energy market; customer satisfaction; industrial customers; multicriteria analysis; Renewable energy sources; energy poverty; citizen attitudes; Thessaloniki; marine renewable energy; co-existence; co-location; Dempster Shafer Analytic Hierarchy Process; multi-criteria analysis; environmental Kuznets curve; deforestation; ARDL with bounds test; willingness-to-invest; energy investments; renewable energy sources (RES); perceptions; attitudes; department of forestry; environmental science; university students; decision-making; education; communication; investments; policy; RES
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Publication date and placeBasel, Switzerland, 2020
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