The Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions by Douglas ArentThe Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions by Douglas Arent

The Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions

EditorDouglas Arent, Channing Arndt, Mackay Miller

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The 21st Conference of the Parties (CoP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) shifted the nature of the political economy challenge associated with achieving a global emissions trajectory that is consistent with a stable climate. The shifts generated by CoP21place country decision-making and country policies at centre stage. Under moderately optimistic assumptions concerning the vigour with which CoP21 objectives are pursued, nearly every country will attempt to design and implement the most promising and locally relevant policies for achieving theiragreed contribution to global mitigation. These policies will vary dramatically across countries as they embark on an unprecedented era of policy experimentation in driving a clean energy transition. This book steps into this new world of broad-scale and locally relevant policy experimentation. The chapters focus on the political economy of clean energy transition with an emphasis on specific issues encountered in both developed and developing countries. The authors contribute a broad diversityof experience drawn from all major regions of the world, representing a compendium of what has been learned from recent initiatives, mostly (but not exclusively) at country level, to reduce GHG emissions. As this new era of experimentation dawns, their contributions are both relevant andtimely.
Douglas Arent is Executive Director of JISEA. He is also a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and serves on the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Steering Committee on Social Science and the Alternative Energy Future. He is a member of the National Research Council Committee to advise the U...
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Title:The Political Economy of Clean Energy TransitionsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:640 pages, 9.21 × 6.02 × 0.03 inPublished:May 13, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I. The Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions1. Douglas Arent, Channing Arndt, Mackay Miller, Finn Tarp, and Owen Zinaman: Introduction and Synthesis2. Benjamin K. Sovacool: The history and politics of energy transitions: Comparing contested views and finding common groundPart II. Climate Policy3. Jesse D. Jenkins and Valerie J. Karplus: Carbon pricing under political Constraints: insights for accelerating clean energy transitions4. Julien Bueb, Lilian Richieri Hanania, and Alice Le Clezio: Border adjustment mechanisms: Elements for economic, legal, and political analysis5. Erik Gawel, Sebastian Strunz, and Paul Lehmann: Support policies for renewables: Instrument choice and instrument change from a public choice perspectivePart III. Institutions and Governance6. Stefan Cetkovic, Aron Buzogany, and Miranda Schreurs: Varieties of clean energy transitions in Europe: Political-economic foundations of onshore and offshore wind development7. Shouro Dasgupta, Enrica De Cian, and Elena Verdolini: The political economy of energy innovation8. Dewi Yuliani: Is feed-in-tariff policy effective for increasing deployment of renewable energy in Indonesia?9. Eric Nazindigouba Kere: Do political economy factors matter in explaining the increase in the production of bioenergy?10. Jonas Sonnenschein: Understanding indicator choice for the assessment of RDandD financing of low-carbon energy technologies: Lessons from the Nordic countries11. David Onyinyechi Agu and Evelyn Nwamaka Ogbeide-Osaretin: An inquiry into the political economy of the global clean energy transition policies and Nigeria's federal and state governments' fiscal policiesPart IV. Actors and Interests12. Karoliina Isoaho, Alexandra Goritz, and Nicolai Schulz: Governing clean energy transitions in China and India13. Michael R. Davidson, Fredrich Kahrl, and Valerie J. Karplus: Towards a political economy framework for wind power: Does China break the mould?14. Britta Rennkamp and Radhika Bhuyan: The social shaping of nuclear energy technology in South Africa15. Almas Heshmati and Shahrouz Abolhosseini: European energy security: challenges and green opportunitiesPart V. Incumbency16. Ross Astoria: Incumbancy and the legal configuration of hydrocarbon infrastructure17. Cherrelle Eid, Rudi Hakvoort, Martin de Jong: Global trends in the political economy of smart grids18. Henok Birhanu Asmelash: Falling oil prices and sustainable energy transition: Towards a multilateral agreement on fossil-fuel subsidiesPart VI. Sector Reform19. Lucy Baker: Post-apartheid electricity policy and the emergence of South Africa's renewable energy sector20. Eric Kehinde Ogunleye: Political economy of Nigerian power sector reform21. Jose Maria Valenzuela and Isabel Studer: Climate change policy and power sector reform in Mexico under the golden age of gas22. Santiago Bucaram, Mario Andres Fernandez, and Diego Grijalva: Sell the oil deposits! A financial proposal to keep the oil underground in the Yasuni National Park, EcuadorPart VII. Social Inclusion23. Chika Ezeanya and Abel Kennedy: Integrating clean energy use in national poverty reduction strategies: Opportunities and challenges in Rwanda's Girinka programme24. Sabrina McCormick: Renewable energy in the Brazilian Amazon: the drivers of political economy and climate25. Wikus Kruger, Louise Tait, and Jiska de Groot: The political economy of household thermal energy choices in developing countries: comparing the LPG sectors in Indonesia and South AfricaPart VIII. Regional Dynamics26. Kim Hang Pham Do and Ariel Dinar: The linkages of energy, water, and land use in Southeast Asia: Challenges and opportunities for the Mekong region27. Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira and Celio Andrade: The political economy of clean energy transitions at sub-national level: Understanding the role of international climate regimes in energy policy in two Brazilian states28. Gilles Lepesant: Implementing EU renewable energy policy at the subnational level: navigating between conflicting interestsPart IX. Moving Forward29. Douglas Arent, Channing Arndt, Mackay Miller, Finn Tarp, and Owen Zinaman: Moving forward