A comparison of feed-in tariff's and home energy display's based on potential users perceptions

Kettle, Samuel (2010) A comparison of feed-in tariff's and home energy display's based on potential users perceptions. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The purpose of this project was to compare two key government approaches to reducing UK carbon emissions and the feed-in tariff (FIT) and the roll-out of home energy displays (HEDs), based on potential users perceptions of what prevents them from making an energy usage reduction. The project identifies the state of knowledge with regard to barriers for people in achieving an energy usage reduction. Primary research was then conducted into the barriers for potential users selected at random. Once the key barriers for potential users are identified, the two government approaches will be compared using those respondents’ data as criteria for comparison. Conclusions that can be drawn from the project are that the key barriers for respondents include financial limitations, a lack of reliable information about different products/services available, and a lack of understanding of what is best for particular properties. Furthermore, the project concludes that a HED roll-out is a superior approach to the FIT, however the FIT is still a worthwhile scheme which has great potential to reduce energy use in the home.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: ?? EDAM ??
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:49
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:16
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/1025

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