Side Effects of Biogas Plants Perceived by German Citizens - An Analysis of German (Mass)Media and an Online Survey in Bavaria

W. Stiehler, T. Decker & K. Menrad
Despite positive general attitudes towards renewable energies in Germany, there are partially massive obstacles for these new technologies when it comes to direct confrontation with people. Biogas perceived from a people´s perspective is probably the most complex renewable energy technology, coming along with a long list of po¬tential side effects confronting them in their roles as citizens, residents and consumers. This paper shows the results of an analysis of German (mass)media and of an online...