Renewable energy and environmental awareness and opinions: A survey of university students in Canada, Romania, and Turkey

Ozil E., Ugursal V. I., AKBULUT U., Ozpinar A.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GREEN ENERGY, vol.5, no.3, pp.174-188, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/15435070802107025
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.174-188
  • Keywords: renewable energy awareness and opinion, environmental awareness and opinion
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: No


To explore the opinions and the level of awareness of university students on renewable energy and environment issues in the fields of engineering and economics/business in Canada, Romania, and Turkey, surveys were conducted in several universities in these three countries. The survey results that are presented and discussed here indicate that while there are differences between the three groups, they are small and can be explained by cultural and socioeconomic factors. A larger study with an expanded survey questionnaire applied to a wider spectrum of groups in a larger set of countries would be useful to identify differences and educational needs.