Journal article

Factors influencing intention to invest in a community owned renewable energy initiative in Queensland, Australia

Richard Proudlove, Sue Finch, Sebastian Thomas

ENERGY POLICY | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

Government support for the ongoing use of fossil fuels has polarised public opinion in Australia regarding the country's transition to low carbon energy generation. Despite this, polls indicate a desire for more meaningful engagement in the global energy transition amongst the Australian populace, which has stimulated a growing interest in Community Owned Renewable Energy (CORE). This study used a questionnaire based on the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) to evaluate intention to invest in a CORE project that would be sited in Queensland, Australia. The analysis also sought to identify the considerations that would have the greatest association with this intention. 67% of respondents indic..

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