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Peer Review Status: Unrefereed
Title: Green Hypocrisy?: Environmental Attitudes and Residential Space Heating Expenditure
Author(s): Traynor, Laura
Lange, Ian
Moro, Mirko
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Citation: Traynor L, Lange I & Moro M (2012) Green Hypocrisy?: Environmental Attitudes and Residential Space Heating Expenditure. Stirling Economics Discussion Paper, 2012-12. Stirling Management School.
Keywords: green hypocrisy
heating expenditures
environmental attitudes
JEL Code(s): Q40
Issue Date: May-2012
Publisher: Stirling Management School
Series/Report no.: Stirling Economics Discussion Paper, 2012-12
Abstract: In the UK, the largest proportion of household energy use is for space heating. Popular media make claims of a green hypocrisy: groups which have the strongest attitude towards the environment have the highest emissions. This study examines whether environmental attitudes and behaviours are associated with space heating energy use using data from the British Household Panel Survey. Results find that environmentally friendly attitudes generally do not lead to lower heating expenditures though environmentally friendly behaviours are associated with lower heating expenditure. Also, the effect of these attitudes and behaviours do not change as income increase.
Type: Working or Discussion Paper
Affiliation: Economics

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