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Projection bias in environmental beliefs and behavioural intentions - an application to solar panels and eco-friendly transport

Clot, S. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4964-825X, Grolleau, G. and Ibanez, L. (2022) Projection bias in environmental beliefs and behavioural intentions - an application to solar panels and eco-friendly transport. Energy Policy, 160. 112645. ISSN 0301-4215

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2021.112645

Abstract/Summary

The projection bias corresponds to the human tendency to project current preferences into the future as if present preferences will remain unchanged, omitting a range of external influences over the current preferences. We design a survey experiment to investigate the projection bias relevance on two environmentally friendly initiatives, namely solar panels and eco-friendly transport. We found that beliefs and behavioral intentions are subject to positive change when individuals are solicited a day when the weather is congruent with the proposed changes. We draw several policy and managerial implications for environmental issues.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Politics, Economics and International Relations > Economics
ID Code:102134
Publisher:Elsevier

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