AWARENESS ON RENEWABLE ENERGY AMONG GENERAL POPULATION - A SURVEY
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 2824-2841
AbstractHeavy dependence of fossil fuels among people contributes to GHG emissions and air pollution. This survey assesses the awareness of renewable energy sources among the general population. Various factors and benefits of switching back to renewable energy sources includes reduction in atmospheric pollution and saving from monthly energy bills can be done if solar energy was used instead of electrical energy. With the advancement of smart technologies conversion of renewable energy from one source to another became easier, This study consists of structured questionnaires administered to participants through online google forms link. The data was collected and statistically analysed using SPSS software. The people were aware of the benefits of renewable energy, they needed to educate the society regarding the prevention of environment pollution by switching to renewable energy sources consumption. The association between groups was assessed by Chi Square test where p < 0.05 was considered statistically significant. This study concludes that there is awareness upto a certain extent among people on renewable energy sources. Even though not significant, the majority of the 15 to 20 years aged study population knows better about renewable energy than the other age groups. The awareness about the benefits of renewable energy is required for a better future.
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