Relating individual perceptions of carbon dioxide to perceptions of CCS: An international comparative study

Kenshi Itaoka, Anne Maree Dowd, Aya Saito, Mia Paukovic, Marjolein De Best-Waldhober, Peta Ashworth

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    Abstract

    This international study investigated how individual perceptions of CO 2 relate to perceptions of CCS and how information influenced attitudes towards low carbon energy options, particularly CCS. Respondents were found to have a general understanding of CO2 but poor knowledge of its scientific dimensions. These misperceptions were directly related to misperceptions of CCS, yet indirectly related to their opinion on CCS implementation. Information on CO2 natural phenomena and behaviour in CCS had a negative effect on CCS perceptions. CO2 characteristics information (specifically properties and chemistry) had a favourable effect and often mitigated the negative effects of the other information.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)7436-7443
    Number of pages8
    JournalEnergy Procedia
    Volume37
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    Event11th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, GHGT 2012 - Kyoto, Japan
    Duration: Nov 18 2012Nov 22 2012

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Energy(all)

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