Promoting Sustainable Electricity in Europe: Challenging the Path Dependence of Dominant Energy Systems

Front Cover
Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2009 - Technology & Engineering - 344 pages
. . . this book is a timely and significant read for anyone with an interest in the operation of the energy sector. Karen Morrow, International Energy Law & Taxation Review This is a timely and comparative assessment of initiatives to promote renewabl
 

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

The conclusions reached are of direct relevance for the ongoing debate as to the most effective policy instruments for achieving sustainable energy and climate policies in Europe. Promoting Sustainable Electricity in Europe will be of interest to academics and researchers involved in environmental management, energy studies, technology and sustainable developmet.(W. M. Lafferty - Business & Economics - 2008) 

Contents

Promoting green electricity in Europe the challenge of integrating contextual factors
1
muddling through in the Dutch delta
45
pathcreation dynamics and winds of change
73
putting the wind up the political system
102
greening electricity while growing the economy
130
big is beautiful promoting bioenergy in regionalindustrial contexts
159
an incidental frontrunner faces new challenges
189
greening the power market in a context of liberalization and nuclear ambivalence
219
trying to maintain maximal RESE in a petroleumdriven economy
250
Energy path dependence and the promotion of RESE in Europe
279
Index
331
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information