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‘I reject your reality and substitute my own!’ Why more knowledge about CO2 storage hardly improves public attitudes
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ECN Policy Studies 1-12-2012
ECN report number: Document type:
ECN-M--12-079 Conference Paper
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Lack of societal acceptance of energy (transition) technologies is often attributed to a lack of knowledge among the public. The underlying assumption is that more knowledge improves attitudes about a technology. This assumption will be tested in this paper by examining the influence of the scores on a CCS Knowledge Test on attitudes towards CO2 capture and storage (CCS). Furthermore the paper will examine the influence of perceptions of CCS (ideas that cannot be deemed ‘true’ or ‘false’) on attitude towards CCS and will analyse how knowledge and perceptions jointly influence attitude as well as in interaction. Implications of the results for communication about CCS are discussed.

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