Despite the potential energy savings and economic benefits associated with compact fluorescent light bulbs, their adoption by the residential sector has been limited to date. In this paper, we present a theoretical model that focuses on the agents' ability to perceive the correct cost of lighting and on the role of environmental attitudes as key determinants of the adoption decision. We use original data from Ireland to test our theoretical predictions. Our results emphasize the importance of education, information and environmental awareness in the adoption decision.
|Number of pages||20|
|Journal||Scottish Journal of Political Economy|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2010|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Economics and Econometrics
- Sociology and Political Science