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Inspired by: FP7 » Many people are willing to pay more to get wind energy

version: 6 / updated: 2011-02-08
id: #1633 / version id: #587
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Originally submitted by: Tuomo Kuosa
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Last changed by: Maurizio Sajeva
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Source of inspiration

European Commission Framework Programme for RTD (FP7)

Theme/activity of inspiration

Theme 5 - Energy

Sub-theme/area of inspiration

Renewable electricity generation

Signal's headline

(max. 9 words)
Many people are willing to pay more to get wind energy

Signal's description

(approx. 150 words)
Please describe the Weak Signal (approx. 150 words)
Despite the fact that you can only get standard energy from a soscet in your wall, many people are willing to pay more to get wind energy.


wind energy, costs, values


(max. 250 characters)
Despite the fact that you can only get standard energy from a soscet in your wall, many people are willing to pay more to get wind energy.

Signal's first apperance



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Level 1: important for a particular country
Level 2: important for a particular world region
Level 3: important for the European Union
Level 4: important for the whole world

Filters preventing the signal's monitoring

cultural/religious filters (values, traditions, faith, spiritual beliefs)
institutional filters (rules, laws, regulations)
economic filters (business/market interests)
political filters (party or ideological interests)
social filters (class, status, education level)

Major risks & opportunities associated to the signal

Please choose the most appropriate timeframe option(s) to which you would like to provide inputs.
Risks Opportunities
beyond 2050 new consciousness and ethical trade

Potential stakeholders' actions

short-term actions
(after 2015)
Academic/Research sector more research in the field more education and research in the field

Signal's relevance for European Grand Challenges

where? please justify:
particularly relevant Europe world
Diseases, health and well-being
Energy security/dynamics
Globalization vs. localization
Techno-security, hazard & risk
Sustainability and climate change

Signal's relevance for thematic research areas

please justify:
particularly relevant
Environment (including Climate Change)

Pan-European strategies influencing the signal

please justify:
particularly relevant
Developing and funding world-class research infrastructures
Increasing the efficiency and impact of public research through Joint Programming (i.e. combining national and pan-European research efforts) or the optimisation of research programmes and priorities, for example.
Fostering and facilitating coherent international cooperation in science and technology

Research-friendly strategies potentially improving understanding of the signal

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please justify:
particularly relevant
Overcoming sub-criticality and systemic failures
To be subcritical means that the effort in a particular field or subfield lacks resources, equipment or a sufficient number of researchers to achieve a desired goal
Strengthening the actors in the research-friendly ecology
(i.e. Research funding organisations, universities, businesses, Research and Technology Organisations, Researchers and Citizens)
Creating a closer link between researchers & policy-makers
(e.g. supporting both thematic and cross-cutting policies, highlighting the strategic purpose of the European Research Area, etc.