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Public support for gas production in the province of Groningen, The Netherlands

Social Psychology

This project aims to examine people’s opinion about gas production in the province of Groningen, including perceptions and evaluations of risks and benefits of gas production, and trust in gas production companies and local and national governments.

Main project

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

Researchers and partners

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


Courses connected to this project
  • Master Environmental Psychology


  • Perlaviciute, G., & Steg, L. (2015). The influence of values on evaluations of energy alternatives. Renewable Energy, 77, 259-267.
  • Perlaviciute, G., & Steg, L. (2014). Contextual and psychological factors shaping evaluations and acceptability of energy alternatives: Integrated review and research agenda. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 35, 361-381.
Successful grant proposals and other achievements
  • Topsector Energy

University's focus areas

  • Energy
  • Sustainable Society
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