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Public responses to climate change and low-carbon energy

Citation Whitmarsh, L. & Upham, P Public responses to climate change and low-carbon energy. Routledge, London. 2012.
Author(s) Whitmarsh, L. & Upham, P
Publisher Routledge, London
Editor Roberts, T., Upham, P., McLachlan, C., Mander, S., Gough, C., Boucher, P. & Abi-Ghanem, D.
ISBN 978-0-415-50262-7
Opus Title Low-Carbon Energy Controversies
Pages 2

Governments, big business and communities are coming under increased pressure to develop low carbon energy supply technologies. Within the context of the climate change debate a delicate balance has to be reached between local environmental protection and our need for reliable low carbon energy.

This books brings together ten years of research conducted by the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and uses a range of case studies from carbon capture and storage to on-shore wind farms to explore the complex nature of disputes between a wide variety of stakeholder groups. Topics covered include:

  • the importance of context
  • the relationship between risk and trust
  • sense of place
  • role of the media

An invaluable resource for researchers and readers in local or national government, industry or community groups who wishto deepen their understanding of controversy around low carbon technology and how to overcome it.