Local Energy Governance: Opportunities and Challenges for Renewable and Decentralised Energy in France and Japan examines the extent of the energy transition taking place at a local level in France and Japan, two countries that share ambitious targets regarding the reduction of GHG emissions, their share of renewable energy and their degree of market liberalization. This book observes local energy policies and initiatives and applies an institutional and legal analysis to help identify barriers but also opportunities in the development of renewable energies in the territories. The book will highlight governance features that incubate energy transition at the local level through interdisciplinary contributions that offer legal, political, sociological and technological perspectives. Overall, the book will draw conclusions that will also be informative for other countries aiming at promoting renewable energies. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of energy policy and energy governance.
Table of Contents
Table of contents
Magali Dreyfus and Aki Suwa
PART 1: NATIONAL FRAMEWORK OF ENERGY GOVERNANCE
Chapter 1 Searching for alternatives to fossil and fission based energy sources in France
Guillaume Dezobry and Magali Dreyfus
Chapter 2 Energy transition in Japan: The political landscape and civil society’s contribution
PART 2: LOCAL GOVERNMENT POWERS IN THE ENERGY SECTOR
Chapter 3 Local authorities and energy in France. Increasing duties, limited means of action
Chapter 4 Local energy governance: The Japanese context, development and typology
Chapter 5 Barriers to renewable energy. A case analysis of the Garorim Bay tidal plant project in South Korea
Bomi Kim and Youhyun Lee
Part 3: LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF RENEWABLE ENERGY AT THE LOCAL LEVEL: CITIZENS, COMMUNITIES AND COMPANIES
Chapter 6 Local public companies, local authority shareholders and electricity: rarely one, never two, always three
Chapter 7 Analysis of the value added to local economies by municipal power suppliers in Japan
Kenji Inagaki and Takuo Nakayama
PART 4: 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY TERRITORIES WITH 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY
Chapter 8 The voluntary initiatives, "positive energy territory" and "positive energy territory for green growth", first steps towards a decentralization of the French energy system?
Chapter 9 The feasibility of a 100% renewable energy scenario at the village level in Japan from an economic standpoint
Chapter 10 Actors, motives and social implications of 100% renewable energy territories in Austria and Germany
PART 5: TECHNOLOGICAL ISSUES IN ENERGY TRANSITION: MARKET, GRIDS AND SMART CITIES
Chapter 11 Digital and energy transition in French cities: limits and asymptote effects
Chapter 12 Analysis of supply-demand balances in the western Japan grids in 2030: Integrating large-scale photovoltaic and wind energies: Challenges in cross-regional interconnections
Asami Takehama and Manabu Utagawa
Chapter 13 A glimpse into smart cities: opportunities for the development of energy cooperatives for citizens and businesses in Mexico
Luis Román Arciniega Gil
Conclusion and avenues for further research
Magali Dreyfus and Aki Suwa
Magali Dreyfus is a Researcher at CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research). She is based at CERAPS (Center for European Research on Administration, Politics and Society) – Lille University in France. Formerly, she was a Visiting Fellow at GRIPS (National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies) and a Research Fellow at United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), in Tokyo, Japan.
Aki Suwa is a Professor at the Faculty of Contemporary Society, Kyoto Women’s University (KWU), and an Instructor at the College of Policy Science, Ritsumeikan University. Her main responsibility at these institutions is to conduct research on environment and sustainable policy and approach, based on community and regional analysis in Japan and in Asia. Prior to her appointment she was a Research Fellow at the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS). Her research focuses on how environmental understanding facilitate policy formulation, and how this subsequently influences the degree of the policy implementation on ground. Prior to working in UNU-IAS, she completed a doctorate from the University College London, the University of London. She also holds a MSc degree in the Environmental Technology and Policy from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine.