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Nordlund, Annika
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Nair, G., Olofsson, T., Nordlund, A. & Hudson, C. (2019). Comparative evaluation of city dwellers' perspectives on household energy use based on housing tenure: survey results from Northern Sweden (1ed.). In: Johansson, Dennis, Bagge, Hans, Wahlström, Åsa (Ed.), Dennis Johansson, Hans Bagge, and Åsa Wahlström (Ed.), Cold climate HVAC 2018: sustainable buildings in cold climates. Paper presented at 9th International Cold Climate Conference, Sustainable new and renovated buildings in cold climates, Kiruna – Sweden 12-15, March 2018 (pp. 791-801). Switzerland: Springer Publishing Company
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Comparative evaluation of city dwellers' perspectives on household energy use based on housing tenure: survey results from Northern Sweden
2019 (English)In: Cold climate HVAC 2018: sustainable buildings in cold climates / [ed] Dennis Johansson, Hans Bagge, and Åsa Wahlström, Switzerland: Springer Publishing Company, 2019, 1, p. 791-801Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The successful implementation of energy efficiency measures in the residential sector will depend to a large extent on the attitudes and perceptions of the end-users since they are the final decision maker. The tenure of the housing could influence the building occupants' perspectives on energy issues. In this study we conducted a comparative evaluation of perspectives on energy use of three categories of households: those living in single family houses, tenants and owners' of apartment. The analysis is based on responses to a mail-in questionnaire by approximately 650 residents in Umeå, Sweden. Majority of the respondents believed that their annual household energy use is less. Residents in single-family houses, as compared to the other two types of tenure of the housing, were more likely to believe their heat energy use as high and likely to take actions to reduce the energy use. Financial incentives such as subsidy or lower interest rate were preferred by most of single-family homeowners (45%) to motivate them to take actions to reduce energy use. While personalized information to reduce energy use and lower interest rate and reduced rent are preferred by more residents in the other two categories. The implications for promoting energy efficient measures based on housing tenure is discussed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Switzerland: Springer Publishing Company, 2019 Edition: 1
Series
Springer Proceedings in Energy, ISSN 2352-2534, E-ISSN 2352-2542
Keywords
Perception, Occupants, Energy efficiency
National Category
Civil Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-152727 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-00662-4_66 (DOI)978-3-030-00661-7 (ISBN)978-3-030-00662-4 (ISBN)
Conference
9th International Cold Climate Conference, Sustainable new and renovated buildings in cold climates, Kiruna – Sweden 12-15, March 2018
Available from: 2018-10-21 Created: 2018-10-21 Last updated: 2019-06-10Bibliographically approved
Adman, P., Bergquist, A.-K., Bonnedahl, K. J., Eckerberg, K., Eimermann, M., Enlund, D., . . . Örestig, J. (2019). DN Debatt. 171 forskare: ”Vi vuxna bör också klimatprotestera”. Dagens Nyheter
Open this publication in new window or tab >>DN Debatt. 171 forskare: ”Vi vuxna bör också klimatprotestera”
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2019 (Swedish)In: Dagens Nyheter, ISSN 1101-2447, , p. 1Article in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [sv]

Vuxna bör följa uppmaningen från ungdomarna i Fridays for future-rörelsen och protestera eftersom det politiska ledarskapet är otillräckligt. Omfattande och långvariga påtryckningar från hela samhället behövs för att få de politiskt ansvariga att utöva det ledarskap som klimatkrisen kräver, skriver 171 forskare i samhällsvetenskap och humaniora.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: , 2019. p. 1
Keywords
klimatpolitik
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
political science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-163587 (URN)
Note

Debattartikel som 171 human- och samhällsvetenskapliga forskare har undertecknat.

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Available from: 2019-09-26 Created: 2019-09-26 Last updated: 2019-10-08Bibliographically approved
Orru, K., Poom, A. & Nordlund, A. (2019). Socio-structural and psychological factors behind car use: Comparing Northern and Eastern Europe. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 119, 313-325
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Socio-structural and psychological factors behind car use: Comparing Northern and Eastern Europe
2019 (English)In: Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, ISSN 0965-8564, E-ISSN 1879-2375, Vol. 119, p. 313-325Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study explores cross-cultural differences in car travel behaviour in a northern and an eastern European country, namely Sweden and Estonia. We assess the role of country-specific socio-structural circumstances, and the influence of individual motivations, including social values, perceived seriousness of environmental problems associated with car use, and car use reduction intentions, in shaping the frequency of car use for different purposes. The results show that compared to Swedish people, people in Estonia are more dependent on cars in their everyday travel. Our study shows that higher social position is associated with higher frequency of car trips in more stratified Estonian society, but not necessarily where socio-economic differences are less pronounced, as in Sweden. Regarding the relative significance of values and intentions next to socio-economic determinants, values and intentions have a greater explanatory power of car use frequency in Estonia, compared to Sweden. That values and preferences play a smaller role in car travel frequency in the socio-economically more secure Sweden, indicates that car travel is a basic habit, which is not easily discernible through individual values and attitudes in more affluent societies. Differences in car travel frequencies between the respondents from different settlement types in Estonian but no differences between settlement types in Sweden, shows that a country's broader approach to managing the economic and social viability of its regions, may shape car travel needs and opportunities. The results of this study may have implications in terms of ways of curbing emissions from transportation in different parts of Europe.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2019
Keywords
Car use frequency, Cross-cultural analysis, Social and spatial stratification, Sweden, Estonia
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-156604 (URN)10.1016/j.tra.2018.12.007 (DOI)000456755100023 ()
Available from: 2019-02-20 Created: 2019-02-20 Last updated: 2019-02-20Bibliographically approved
Nordlund, A., Jansson, J. & Westin, K. (2018). Acceptability of electric vehicle aimed measures: effects of norm activation, perceived justice and effectiveness. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 117, 205-213
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Acceptability of electric vehicle aimed measures: effects of norm activation, perceived justice and effectiveness
2018 (English)In: Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, ISSN 0965-8564, E-ISSN 1879-2375, Vol. 117, p. 205-213Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this study a model was applied on consumer acceptance of commonly implemented EV focused measures. The model is based on a norm-activation process as defined in the Value-Belief-Norm theory and the Norm-Activation Model. The study was based on a questionnaire survey study on three groups of car owners; conventional fossil fuel vehicle owners (CV, n = 312, owners of vehicles run on alternative fuels except electricity (AFVnon-electric, n = 386), and owners of some form of electric vehicle (EV, n = 494). The results indicate that activating a personal normative reasoning in people can have a positive influence on the level of acceptance of EV aimed policy measures. It is important that policy makers develop policies that are perceived as just and effective, which as a consequence are then more acceptable to citizens.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2018
Keywords
Norm-activation, Beliefs, Transportation policy, Acceptability, Electric vehicle
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-152533 (URN)10.1016/j.tra.2018.08.033 (DOI)000446151200016 ()2-s2.0-85052299450 (Scopus ID)881251 (Local ID)881251 (Archive number)881251 (OAI)
Funder
Swedish Energy Agency, 37031-1
Available from: 2018-10-10 Created: 2018-10-10 Last updated: 2019-02-15Bibliographically approved
Nordlund, A., Nair, G., Hudson, C. & Olofsson, T. (2018). Att utveckla en stadsdel på ett hållbart sätt: en fråga om energi, transporter och människor. Umeå: Transportforskningsenheten, Umeå Universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att utveckla en stadsdel på ett hållbart sätt: en fråga om energi, transporter och människor
2018 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Transportforskningsenheten, Umeå Universitet, 2018. p. 59
Series
TRUM, ISSN 1403-6924 ; 2018:1
Keywords
Hållbar stadsutveckling, Universitetsstaden, Attityder och beteende, Energianvändning, Resbeteende, Åtgärder, Samhällsplanering
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-147957 (URN)
Projects
Umeå – En testbädd för hållbar stadsutveckling
Funder
Swedish Energy Agency
Available from: 2018-05-23 Created: 2018-05-23 Last updated: 2018-06-19Bibliographically approved
Westin, K., Jansson, J. & Nordlund, A. (2018). The importance of socio-demographic characteristics, geographic setting, and attitudes for adoption of electric vehicles in Sweden. Travel Behaviour & Society, 13, 118-127
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The importance of socio-demographic characteristics, geographic setting, and attitudes for adoption of electric vehicles in Sweden
2018 (English)In: Travel Behaviour & Society, ISSN 2214-367X, E-ISSN 2214-3688, Vol. 13, p. 118-127Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Although the number of different types of EVs is increasing, they still constitute only a small share of the total vehicle market. There are a number of barriers to car owners' adoption of an EV: travel needs, charging infrastructure, the individual car owner's socio-economic characteristics, attitudinal factors, and environmental concern. In this study, the characteristics and geographic location of all private car owners in Sweden (N = 4,447,118) are charted. Through analysis of survey data (N = 1192), the importance of socio-demographic attributes, geographic conditions, car interest, personal and social norms, and environmental concern is estimated. Mapping EV ownership shows that, so far, EV adoption has mainly occurred in metropolitan areas and also to some extent in hotspots outside the metropolitan areas, and that these hotspots are tourist regions that may be exposed to EVs via, for example, Norwegian tourists in the Swedish case. Logistic regression analyses show that age and education level have positive impacts on EV ownership. Residential area also has an influence to some extent, pointing to a slight neighborhood effect in EV adoption. However, the most important factor influencing EV ownership is the individual's personal norms. In addition to showcasing EV adoption patterns in Sweden, the contribution of this study is to point to the importance of the attitudinal factor of personal norm even when geographical conditions and socio-demographic characteristics are controlled for. Implications of the findings are discussed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2018
Keywords
Electric vehicle, Adoption, Socio-demographic attributes, Geographic setting, Norms, Attitudes
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-152241 (URN)10.1016/j.tbs.2018.07.004 (DOI)000444461000010 ()881251 (Local ID)881251 (Archive number)881251 (OAI)
Funder
Swedish Energy Agency
Available from: 2018-10-04 Created: 2018-10-04 Last updated: 2019-02-15Bibliographically approved
Egan Sjölander, A., Nordlund, A., Fick, J. & Jansson, S. (2018). The multiple meanings of water: wastewater treatment and reuse seen from a communication perspective. In: : . Paper presented at 7th European Communication Conference (ECC) "Centres and Peripheries: Communication, Research, Translation", Lugano, Switzerland, Oct 31 - Nov 3, 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The multiple meanings of water: wastewater treatment and reuse seen from a communication perspective
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
media and communication studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-152473 (URN)881251 (Local ID)881251 (Archive number)881251 (OAI)
Conference
7th European Communication Conference (ECC) "Centres and Peripheries: Communication, Research, Translation", Lugano, Switzerland, Oct 31 - Nov 3, 2018
Available from: 2018-10-05 Created: 2018-10-05 Last updated: 2019-06-19Bibliographically approved
Granström, R., Hillman, K., Nordlund, A. & Zampoukos, K. (2017). Användarnas beteende och syn på laddbara bilar: rapport från projektet SELF-i. Umeå: Transportforskningsenheten, Umeå universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Användarnas beteende och syn på laddbara bilar: rapport från projektet SELF-i
2017 (Swedish)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Transportforskningsenheten, Umeå universitet, 2017. p. 67
Series
TRUM-Rapport, ISSN 1403-6924 ; 01
Keywords
Attityder och beteende, Laddbara bilar, framtidens resande, Styrmedel, Laddning
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-137293 (URN)881251 (Local ID)881251 (Archive number)881251 (OAI)
Projects
SELF-i
Funder
Swedish Energy Agency, 40374-1
Available from: 2017-06-29 Created: 2017-06-29 Last updated: 2019-02-15Bibliographically approved
Jansson, J., Nordlund, A. & Westin, K. (2017). Examining drivers of sustainable consumption: the influence of norms and opinion leadership on electric vehicle adoption in Sweden. Journal of Cleaner Production, 154, 176-187
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Examining drivers of sustainable consumption: the influence of norms and opinion leadership on electric vehicle adoption in Sweden
2017 (English)In: Journal of Cleaner Production, ISSN 0959-6526, E-ISSN 1879-1786, Vol. 154, p. 176-187Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Transportation accounts for a large and growing part of carbon dioxide emissions. With an increasing vehicle fleet worldwide private car use is becoming an acute problem in need of urgent attention and action. Policy interference and cleaner cars are not enough; alternative fuel vehicles such as electric vehicles need to be adopted by consumers as well. Previous research on pro-environmental consumer behavior and sustainable consumption has proven the importance of norms and pro-environmental attitudes. However, little research has focused on understanding interpersonal influence found influential in consumer behavior research relating to innovation adoption. Consumer opinion leading and opinion seeking are two such interpersonal influence attitudinal constructs that have not been empirically analyzed in relation to sustainable consumption and alternative fuel vehicles. The main aim of this study is thus to analyze the influence of a set of attitudinal constructs on electric and flexfuel vehicle adoption: personal norms, social norms, ecological attitudes, opinion leading, and opinion seeking. Data from a questionnaire survey on three groups of electric vehicle adopters and non-adopters is used (N=1,192). The results confirm the importance of personal norms, opinion leading and opinion seeking in the three groups also when controlling for socio-demographic factors. The main contribution of this study is that it shows the importance of both interpersonal influence and attitudinal factors as drivers for eco-innovation adoption. The study also contributes in showing that electric vehicle and flexfuel vehicle adopters differ in relation to non-adopters on several factors.

Keywords
Consumer behavior, interpersonal influence, sustainable consumption, eco-innovation adoption, flexfuel vehicles, electric vehicles
National Category
Business Administration Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Social Psychology Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
Research subject
consumer behavior; sustainable development
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-133076 (URN)10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.03.186 (DOI)000401201900018 ()881251 (Local ID)881251 (Archive number)881251 (OAI)
Funder
Swedish Energy Agency, 37031-1
Note

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Available from: 2017-03-30 Created: 2017-03-30 Last updated: 2019-02-15Bibliographically approved
Nordlund, A., Schenk, T. & Westin, K. (2017). Forest Beliefs in an Urbanizing World: Views on and Usage of Forest Areas Among Persons with and Without a Migration Biography in Germany and Sweden. Society & Natural Resources, 30(2), 160-176
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Forest Beliefs in an Urbanizing World: Views on and Usage of Forest Areas Among Persons with and Without a Migration Biography in Germany and Sweden
2017 (English)In: Society & Natural Resources, ISSN 0894-1920, E-ISSN 1521-0723, Vol. 30, no 2, p. 160-176Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Previous studies have shown that environmental values of inhabitants of urban areas differ to some extent from those of people living in rural contexts. In the light of increasing urbanization, it is sometimes argued that these differences are becoming even greater, as people are becoming more and more alienated from nature. In the context of a larger survey study on beliefs about forests and forest management among the general public in Germany and Sweden, the influences of people’s migration biographies on their patterns of forest usage, their environmental concerns about forests, and the expectations and values they ascribe to forests are explored. While previous findings on differences between urban and rural populations are confirmed, we also find variation within these groups depending on their history of moving between the two spatial categories. This study thus adds a dynamic aspect to the discussion on the urban–rural perspective on beliefs about forests.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2017
Keywords
Beliefs, environment, forest management, Germany, migration, Sweden, urbanization
National Category
Human Geography Environmental Sciences Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-126943 (URN)10.1080/08941920.2016.1238988 (DOI)000388600500003 ()881251 (Local ID)881251 (Archive number)881251 (OAI)
Funder
Mistra - The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research
Available from: 2016-10-24 Created: 2016-10-24 Last updated: 2019-02-15Bibliographically approved
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