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Renewable Energy Policy and Politics

A handbook for decision-making

Edited by Karl Mallon

Routledge – 2006 – 288 pages

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    978-1-84407-126-5
    February 28th 2006

Description

Understanding why renewable energy policies succeed and fail is essential for a range of stakeholders in the energy and environmental sectors. Clear information on why and how to secure successful renewable energy markets is much needed. Renewable Energy Policy and Politics meets that need, bringing together the experience of world leaders in this field. The book addresses the politics of renewable energy, the key players required to drive energy reform and those likely to resist change. The interplay between government, industry and society is discussed and explained with a balanced hand, offering a rare insight into political campaigning on energy. International case studies are included, complemented by a step-by-step breakdown of the elements required to achieve legislation. This book sets out the rules of the game, the stakes and the strategies for success. It will be an invaluable tool for policy makers, energy consultants, non-governmental organizations and other professionals working in the fields of energy policy, climate change and environmental policy. Students and researchers keen to enhance their knowledge of renewable energy markets and policy development will also find this essential reading.

Reviews

'Used wisely, the intelligence brought together by the international authors in this book can unlock the full potential of our renewable resources.' Corin Millais, CEO, European Wind Energy Association 'This book is of major importance for the implementation of renewable energy. This is a lively book from which one learns as from a lively teacher.' Wind Engineering, vol 30 no 1 2006 'Addressing the politics of renewable energy, the key players required to drive energy reform, and those likely to resist change and offering a rare insight into political campaigning on energy.' Natural Resources Journal, Winter 2006, Vol. 46, No. 1, University of New Mexico 'Essential for the range of stakeholders in the energy and environmental sectors. Clear information on why and how to secure successful renewable energy markets…The book also addresses the politics of renewable energy, the key players required to drive energy reform, and those most likely to resist change.' Abstracts of Public Administration, Development & Environment (APADE) 'The crucial challenge for the world renewable energy industry is to expand the global market beyond the current handful of key driver countries. This book squares up the past failures and sets out clearly and definitively the essential elements needed to achieve that goal. Mallon's book delves deep into the political process and explains the pressures on policy makers for and against the required energy reform. Used wisely, the intelligence brought together by the international authors in this book can unlock the full potential of our renewable resources.' Corin Millais, CEO, European Wind Energy Association

Contents

Introduction * Myths, Pitfalls and Oversights * Ten Features of Successful Renewable Markets * An A to Z of Stakeholders * The Politics of Achieving Legislation * A Harsh Environment: The Non-Fossil Fuel Obligation and the UK Renewables Industry * Renewable Policy Lessons from the US: The Need for Consistent and Stable Policies * Development of Renewable Energy in India: An Industry Perspective * Spanish Renewable Energy: Successes and Untapped Potential * A History of Support for Solar Photovoltaics in Germany * Sustainable Energy Policy Reform in Cambodia *

Author Bio

Karl Mallon, author and editor, is Director of the Transition Institute (a renewable energy business incubator and consultancy), and former Head of Energy Solutions for Greenpeace.

Name: Renewable Energy Policy and Politics: A handbook for decision-making (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Karl Mallon. Understanding why renewable energy policies succeed and fail is essential for a range of stakeholders in the energy and environmental sectors. Clear information on why and how to secure successful renewable energy markets is much needed. Renewable Energy...
Categories: Renewable Energy, Energy policy and economics, Environmental Policy, Governance - Politics & International Relations, Energy