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The governance of industry rules and energy system innovation: The case of codes in Great Britain

Matthew Lockwood, Catherine Mitchell, Richard Hoggett and Caroline Kuzemko

Utilities Policy, 2017, vol. 47, issue C, 41-49

Abstract: •Detailed energy industry rules are crucial to realising policy goals, but typically overlooked.•Governance arrangements determine ease of rule change for policy goals.•Delegation is a widespread institutional design principle but has risks of capture and inertia.•The case of code governance in Britain gives a demonstration of these risks.•A reform agenda is outlined and wider lessons drawn out.

Date: 2017
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