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The perception of risks related to electricity generation

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Abstract

Some of the key findings are discussed of psychological research on the perception of risks and attitudes with respect to the use of uranium and coal for electricity generation. It appears that attitudes are mostly not based on ideology but rather determined by a trade-off of expected risks and advantages. Lay estimates of probabilities are compared with expert judgements. In the last section attitudes of people living near existing or planned power plants are analyzed. Serious doubts are raised about the possibilities to give residents economic compensation for exposure to risks. 1 fig., 29 refs.
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1987
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
ECN-87-510179; EDB-87-062165
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Milieu. Tijdschr. Milieukunde; (Netherlands); Journal Volume: 2:1
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; FOSSIL-FUEL POWER PLANTS; HAZARDS; PUBLIC OPINION; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; ATTITUDES; COAL; NETHERLANDS; RISK ASSESSMENT; CARBONACEOUS MATERIALS; ENERGY SOURCES; EUROPE; FOSSIL FUELS; FUELS; MATERIALS; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; POWER PLANTS; THERMAL POWER PLANTS; WESTERN EUROPE; 016000* - Coal, Lignite, & Peat- Health & Safety; 054000 - Nuclear Fuels- Health & Safety; 290200 - Energy Planning & Policy- Economics & Sociology; 320900 - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Education & Public Relations- (1980-)
OSTI ID:
6740490
Research Organizations:
Netherlands Energy Research Foundation, Petten
Country of Origin:
Netherlands
Language:
Dutch
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: MILIE
Submitting Site:
HEDB
Size:
Pages: 2-6
Announcement Date:
Apr 01, 1987

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Citation Formats

Midden, C J, Daamen, D D, and Verplanken, B. The perception of risks related to electricity generation. Netherlands: N. p., 1987. Web.
Midden, C J, Daamen, D D, & Verplanken, B. The perception of risks related to electricity generation. Netherlands.
Midden, C J, Daamen, D D, and Verplanken, B. 1987. "The perception of risks related to electricity generation." Netherlands.
@misc{etde_6740490,
title = {The perception of risks related to electricity generation}
author = {Midden, C J, Daamen, D D, and Verplanken, B}
abstractNote = {Some of the key findings are discussed of psychological research on the perception of risks and attitudes with respect to the use of uranium and coal for electricity generation. It appears that attitudes are mostly not based on ideology but rather determined by a trade-off of expected risks and advantages. Lay estimates of probabilities are compared with expert judgements. In the last section attitudes of people living near existing or planned power plants are analyzed. Serious doubts are raised about the possibilities to give residents economic compensation for exposure to risks. 1 fig., 29 refs.}
journal = {Milieu. Tijdschr. Milieukunde; (Netherlands)}
volume = {2:1}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Netherlands}
year = {1987}
month = {Jan}
}