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Individual acceptance of the biogas innovation: A structural equation model
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Carsten H. Emmann، نويسنده , , Ludwig Arens، نويسنده , , Ludwig Theuvsen، نويسنده ,
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ماهنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2013
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The rapid spread of biogas production in Germany has resulted in an increased public debate over this new business branch. Today the production of biogas is much more controversially debated than several years ago. At the same time it could be proven that even among farmers themselves the acceptance of biogas production in some regions is somewhat dampened due to accompanying “collateral damages”. Therefore, the goal of this paper is to identify relevant influencing factors that determine the acceptance of the innovation “biogas” among farmers by applying a causal analysis. Initial results among the five investigated determinants show that not only an individual attitude toward biogas but also the farmersʹ personal innovativeness strongly and significantly influences an individualʹs acceptance of the innovation “biogas”.
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Personal innovativeness , Renewable energy , structural equation model
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Energy Policy
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