1st Edition

Comparative Renewables Policy
Political, Organizational and European Fields



ISBN 9780367187668
Published October 30, 2020 by Routledge
278 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Challenging one-eyed technology-focused accounts of renewables policy, this book provides a ground-breaking, deep-diving and genre-crossing longitudinal study of policy development.

The book develops a multi-field explanatory approach, capturing inter-relationships between actors often analyzed in isolation. It provides empirically rich and systematically conducted comparative case studies on the political dynamics of the ongoing energy transition in six European countries. While France, Germany, Poland and the United Kingdom opted for ‘technology-specific’ renewables support mixes, Norway and Sweden embarked on ‘technology-neutral’ support mixes. Differences between the two groups result from variations in domestic political and organizational fields, but developments over time in the European environment also spurred variation. These findings challenge more simplistic and static accounts of Europeanization.

This volume will be of key interest to scholars and students of energy transitions, comparative climate politics, policy theory, Europeanization, European integration and comparative European politics more broadly, as well practitioners with an interest in renewable energy and climate transition.

 

The Open Access version of this book, available at: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9780429198144, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

Table of Contents

Part I: Setting the Stage

1. Introduction

Elin Lerum Boasson, Merethe Dotterud Leiren and Jørgen Wettestad

2. Comparing renewable support mixes

Elin Lerum Boasson and Merethe Dotterud Leiren

3. A Dynamic Multi-field Approach

Elin Lerum Boasson

4. Europeanization of renewables support

Elin Lerum Boasson

Part II: Case Studies

5. Germany: From feed-in tariffs to greater competition

Merethe Dotterud Leiren and Inken Reimer

6. The United Kingdom: From market-led policy towards technology steering

Tim Rayner, Merethe Dotterud Leiren, and Tor Håkon Jackson Inderberg

7. Poland: Incumbent stability amid legislative volatility

Kacper Szulecki

8. France: From renewables laggard to technology-specific devotee

Elin Lerum Boasson, Catherine Banet and Jørgen Wettestad

9. Sweden: Electricity-certificate champion

Elin Lerum Boasson, Hugo Faber and Karin Bäckstrand

10. Norway: Certificate supporters turning opponents

Elin Lerum Boasson

Part III: Assessments and Conclusions

11. Comparative assessments and conclusions

Elin Lerum Boasson, Merethe Dotterud Leiren and Jørgen Wettestad

12. Implications for climate research and policy studies

Elin Lerum Boasson

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Biography

Elin Lerum Boasson is Associate Professor and Deputy Head of the Political Science Department at the University of Oslo. She is also Senior Researcher at CICERO – Centre for International Climate Research, Oslo, Norway.

Merethe Dotterud Leiren is Research Director and Political Scientist at CICERO – Centre for International Climate Research, Oslo, Norway.

Jørgen Wettestad is Research Professor at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Oslo, Norway.

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