The Change Of Residents’ Attitudes Towards Renewable Energy Sources In 2006–2014 As A Reflection Of Primary Research

Domán Szilvia, Tamus Antalné, Erdélyi Tamás, Elena Horská


Within the frame of the North Hungarian region’s eco-energy program, we examined the change of residents’ attitudes to alternative energy
sources during a multi-stage primary research. The level of familiarity and knowledge of the population, the examination of the source
of knowledge and the analysis of renewable energy sources’ judgment were the main areas of the standard interviews. According to our
hypothesis, all of the information supply and attitudes related to the subject changed in a positive direction. The use of renewable energy
sources is mainly dependent on the consumers’ and residents’ attitude in the given region. Consequently, we consider the knowledge of
residents’ attitude particularly important and that the multi-stage research was needed. Primary research was performed in form of standard
interviews in households during 2006. Our research in 2009 and 2014 indicated the next phase, where we studied, how the relationship of the
parties concerned to renewable energy sources has changed during the past three years.

alternative energy resources, population survey, primary research

Dr. Erdélyi Tamás, Károly Róbert College Gyöngyös, Hungary e-mail:

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