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Main Title Public awareness of carbon capture and storage : a survey of attitudes toward climate change mitigation : analyses of 2006 results /
Author Curry, Thomas Edward
Publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Laboratory for Energy and the Environment,
Place Published Cambridge, MA :
Year Published 2007
Report Number MIT LFEE 2007-01 WP
OCLC Number 174963438
Subject Added Ent Carbon sequestration--United States--Public opinion
Internet Access
Description Access URL
http://sequestration.mit.edu/pdf/LFEE_2007_01_WP.pdf
Holdings
Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
EJBM POD Internet only Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/19/2007
Collation {48} p. : ill. ; digital, pdf file
Notes Title from title screen (viewed on Oct. 18, 2007). Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes The Carbon Capture and Sequestration Technologies Program in the Laboratory for Energy and the Environment at MIT conducted a survey of public attitudes on energy use and environmental concerns. Over 1,200 people, representing a general population sample of the United States, responded. The survey asked a representative sample of the American public seventeen questions about the environment, global warming, and climate change-mitigation technologies. The analysis in this thesis uses the survey responses to draw conclusions about the level of public understanding and awareness of global climate change and carbon dioxide capture and storage and to suggest implications for public outreach. The survey results show that carbon dioxide capture and storage and carbon sequestration are largely unknown to the general public, and there is significant confusion over which environmental issue the technology is intended to address. The environment is not a top priority for the U.S. public, and global warming is not the top environmental concern, even for those concerned about the environment. The public's willingness to pay to solve global warming increases when an individual is concerned about the environment or believes that immediate action is necessary to address global warming. An experiment within the survey shows that a large portion of the public supports investment in renewable energy technologies but that support decreases when cost information for all climate mitigation technologies is provided.
Access Notes Mode of access: Internet from the EPA web site.
Author Added Ent
Ansolabehere, Stephen;
Herzog, Howard
Corporate Au Added Ent Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Laboratory for Energy and the Environment.
PUB Date Free Form c2007.
Series Title Untraced Publication ; no. MIT LFEE 2007-01 WP
BIB Level m
OCLC Time Stamp 20071018094830
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 02888ntm 2200337Ia 45020