Efficient energy use and renewable sources of energy in Slovenia: a survey of public perception
Š. Bojnec, D. Paplerhttps://doi.org/10.17221/83/2010-AGRICECONCitation:Bojnec Š., Papler D. (2011): Efficient energy use and renewable sources of energy in Slovenia: a survey of public perception. Agric. Econ. – Czech, 57: 484-492.
This paper presents unique survey results with opinions on the competitive supply and efficient energy use, sources of energy and renewable sources of energy. The multivariate factor analysis with three common factors confirms the significance of the price competitive supply of energy, energy costs for the economy, and the sustainable energy supply development and ecological perception in the energy use. Among renewable sources of energy, significance is given to the solar, hydro, biogas, and biomass energy, where the energy use and the renewable energy production in agriculture can play a greater role. Education and promotion activities are expressed as important for strengthening the knowledge, awareness, and social responsibility of the sustainable energy development and the use of renewable sources of energy.Keywords:
energy efficiency, renewable sources of energy, operation management, sustainability, social responsibility