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Public attitudes and concerns about ammonia as an energy vector

Guati-Rojo, Andrea, Demski, Christina, Poortinga, Wouter and Valera-Medina, Agustin 2021. Public attitudes and concerns about ammonia as an energy vector. Energies 14 (21) , 7296. 10.3390/en14217296

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Abstract

Ammonia is gaining popularity around the world due to its advantages as an energy vector over other zero-carbon fuels and has the potential to be a key component for deep decarbonisation of energy systems. However, little is known about public attitudes and concerns about the technology, one of the factors that will determine its successful implementation. This research examined public perception of green ammonia technologies through online surveys conducted in Mexico (n = 563) and the UK (n = 357). The results suggest that most of the participants in the two countries support the development of these technologies, with men being more likely to show support than women. Participants in Mexico and the UK had both negative and neutral associations of ammonia as a chemical, but overall perceptions of green ammonia were surprisingly positive. A multiple regression analysis indicates that support for this technology is highly dependent on the way participants perceive the benefits and the risks of implementing green ammonia as a fuel or for storage in their countries. Perceptions of green ammonia presented in this study must be interpreted cautiously because of the novelty of the concept. Therefore, additional research should be carried out to determine the positive opinion of green ammonia obtained in the research.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Architecture
Engineering
Psychology
Additional Information: This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License
Publisher: MDPI
ISSN: 1996-1073
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 4 November 2021
Date of Acceptance: 18 October 2021
Last Modified: 31 May 2022 06:19
URI: https://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/145290

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