Energy Sustain Soc 2021 21;11(1):26. Epub 2021 Jul 21.
Department of Ocean Technology, Policy, and Environment, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba Japan.
Background: Public awareness is crucial for successful deployment of tidal energy, a renewable energy source that can provide clean electricity to remote islands. However, considering public attitudes on tidal energy are not well known, especially in developing countries, a barrier exists in implementing public engagement strategies. This study aims to contribute by identifying strategies for information provision-the initial step in public engagement-and estimate how these can be engaged to enhance support for tidal energy among the local public in a remote area of a developing country, in this case, Flores Timur Regency, Indonesia, considering their socio-cultural background. Read More