The Politics Of Low-carbon Innovation: The Eu Strategic Energy Technology Plan by Per Ove EikelandThe Politics Of Low-carbon Innovation: The Eu Strategic Energy Technology Plan by Per Ove Eikeland

The Politics Of Low-carbon Innovation: The Eu Strategic Energy Technology Plan

byPer Ove Eikeland, Jon Birger Skjaerseth

Hardcover | July 10, 2019

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"Although technological innovation is undoubtedly crucial for addressing climate change, low-carbon innovation policies and politics have hardly been studied. This book clearly reveals the promises and pitfalls of European efforts in this field - recommended reading!"
-Sebastian Oberthür, Institute for European Studies, Belguim

"This compact volume effectively addresses a surprisingly unknown territory in an otherwise well-explored landscape. In doing so, it will provide a useful resource to all who follow the uneven progress of climate and energy policy in the EU context, as well as those who are interested in policies to stimulate technology development more broadly."
-Tim Rayner, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of East Anglia, UK

The EU Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) was aimed at accelerating low-carbon innovation by raising, coordinating and concentrating resources to certain low-carbon technologies. At the ten-year anniversary of the SET-Plan, this book examines why it was adopted and what it has achieved. Using an analytical framework developed to capture the 'politics of innovation', the authors trace the history of the Plan from initiation to implementation, and then explain its development as seen from the perspectives of the EU institutions, member-states, industry, the research community and international technology markets. The concluding chapter discusses lessons and prospects for European low-carbon innovation towards 2030 and beyond. This new work fills a void in the literature on EU climate and energy policies, and will appeal to scholars, students and practitioners in these fields.
Per Ove Eikeland is Senior Research Fellow at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway. His research interests include European energy and climate policies, national energy transitions and corporate strategies. His main publications include the booksCorporate Responses to EU Emissions TradingandLinking EU Climate and Energy Policies.  Jon...
Title:The Politics Of Low-carbon Innovation: The Eu Strategic Energy Technology PlanFormat:HardcoverDimensions:142 pagesPublished:July 10, 2019Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3030179125

ISBN - 13:9783030179120


Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Analytical framework

Chapter 3 Development of the SET-Plan

Chapter 4 Explaining making of the SET-Plan

Chapter 5 Explaining implementation of the SET-Plan

Chapter 6 Conclusions and prospects

Appendix 1 List of Interviews