Department     College of Asia Pacific Studies
   Position   Professor
Language English
Publication Date 2021/07/30
Type Research paper
Peer Review Peer reviewed
Title Energy Poverty among College Students in Japan in a Survey of Students’ Knowledge, Attitude and Practices towards Energy Use.
Contribution Type Joint Work
Journal Sustainability
Journal TypeAnother Country
Publisher MDPI
Volume, Issue, Page 13(15),pp.1-17
Total page number 17
Responsible for 2021; 13(15):8484.
Author and coauthor Nazarahari A, Ghotbi N, Tokimatsu K.
Details In order to investigate the problem of energy/fuel poverty in Japan, we examined the knowledge, attitude, and practices towards energy usage of a random group of 447 college students in an international university in Japan. The majority of the students were living independently in private or shared accommodations, depended on portable heating/cooling appliances, and were billed directly for their electricity usage. The responses of 205 Japanese and 236 non-Japanese students to a detailed survey about energy consumption for daily living and its cost were collected. The examined variables included students’ monthly income/allowance, energy bills, attributes of energy use including room temperature setting for cooling in summer and heating in winter, the students’ awareness of energy fees, and their attitude towards energy use vs. saving in energy costs.
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