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Acceptability of gas in future energy systems

Social Psychology

This project aims to study factors influencing the acceptability of gas in future energy systems. Among others, we consider the perceived advantages and disadvantages of gas now and in the future, and trust in gas production companies. The project is funded by the Topconsortia Knowledge and Innovation Gas (in Dutch: Topconsortia voor Kennis en Innovatie Gas) and Gasunie, the Netherlands.

Main project

This project is part of project "Acceptability of policy, technology and system changes".

Researchers and partners

Behavioural and Social Sciences, Psychology
  • Goda Perlaviciute, Social Psychology
  • Elisabeth Hoekstra, Social Psychology
  • Linda Steg, Social Psychology


Courses connected to this project
  • Master Environmental Psychology


  • Perlaviciute, G., Steg, L., & Hoekstra, E. J. (2016). Is gas perceived as sustainable? Insights from value-driven evaluations in the Netherlands. Energy Research & Social Science, 20, 55-62. doi: 10.1016/j.erss.2016.06.002
Successful grant proposals and other achievements
  • Topconsortia Knowledge and Innovation Gas

University's focus areas

  • Energy
  • Sustainable Society
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