PURE - Public Understanding of Renewable Energy

Lars Broman
Strömstad Academy, Strömstad, Sweden

Tara. C Kandpal
Centre for Energy Studies, Indian Institute of Technology IIT-Delhi, India

Ladda ner artikelhttp://dx.doi.org/10.3384/ecp110572478

Ingår i: World Renewable Energy Congress - Sweden; 8-13 May; 2011; Linköping; Sweden

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 57:26, s. 2478-2484

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Publicerad: 2011-11-03

ISBN: 978-91-7393-070-3

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


Public understanding of science PUS is a central concept among science communicators. Public understanding of renewable energy PURE is proposed as an important sub-concept of PUS. The aim of our paper is to interest and invite renewable energy scientists to join a PURE research project. Four separate important questions for a PURE research project can be identified: (A) Is PURE important? (B) Which issues of PURE are the most important ones; according to renewable energy scientists? (C) What understanding of renewable energy has the general public today; worldwide? (D) How to achieve PURE?


Public understanding of science; PURE; Renewable energy; science communication; science centre


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