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Consumers’ Attitudes to Support Green Energy: A Case Study in Shanghai
  Residents’ willingness to use green energy products is a major concern for different stakeholders and policymakers due to the reformed Chinese electricity market since 2015. This study focused on the Chinese consumer’s willingness to opt and pay for environmentally-friendly electricity sources in Shanghai’s residential sector. A questionnaire survey was used to find out the influence of gender, age, education, awareness and income level on consumers’ attitudes to alter their energy sources to green ones. The results indicated that income level and awareness are significant barriers in the usage of green energy products. Increasing the respondent’s awareness about the issues of non-green energy products convinced 97% of them to change their electricity sources completely or partly, in line with their monthly income. This clearly shows that clarifying the benefits of green energy products is a key tool to achieve a green environment in China.

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    20 June 2019

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    Historic Funder (pre-Worktribe)


Vand, B., Hast, A., Bozorg, S., Li, Z., Syri, S., & Deng, S. (2019). Consumers’ Attitudes to Support Green Energy: A Case Study in Shanghai. Energies, 12(12),



willingness to pay; green energy product; consumer attitude; renewable energy sources; China

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