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The Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions

Edited by Douglas Arent, Channing Arndt (), Mackay Miller, Finn Tarp () and Owen Zinaman

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Abstract: This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations. 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 CoP21 place 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 their agreed 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 diversity of 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 and timely. Contributors to this volume - Shahrouz Abolhosseini, National Iranian Oil Company David Onyinyechi Agu, University of Nigeria Celio Andrade, Federal University of Bahia Douglas Arent, Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory Channing Arndt, United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research Henok Birhanu Asmelash, Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law Ross Astoria, University of Wisconsin at Parkside Lucy Baker, University of Sussex Julien Bueb, Centre d'Analyse, de Prevision et de Strategie Radhika Bhuyan, Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection Santiago J. Bucaram, Universidad San Francisco de Quito Aron Buzogany, Freie Universitat Berlin Stefan ?etkovi?, Freie Universitat Berlin Shouro Dasgupta, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei Michael Davidson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Enrica De Cian, Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici Jiska de Groot, University of Cape Town Martin de Jong, Delft University of Technology Ariel Dinar, University of California, Riverside Cherrelle Eid, Delft University of Technology Chika Ezeanya, University of Rwanda Mario Andres Fernandez, Landcare Research Erik Gawel, Leipzig University Alexandra Goritz, Third Generation Environmentalism Diego Grijalva, Universidad San Francisco de Quito Rudi Hakvoort, Delft University of Technology Lilian Richieri Hanania, Attorney Almas Heshmati, Jonkoping University and Sogang University Karoliina Isoaho, University of Helsinki Jesse Jenkins, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Fredrich Kahrl, Energy and Environmental Economics Valerie Karplus, MIT Sloan School of Management Abel Kennedy, University of Rwanda Eric Nazindigouba Kere, African Development Bank Wikus Kruger, University of Cape Town Alice Le Clezio, Sciences Po Paris Paul Lehmann, Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research Gilles Lepesant, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Sabrina McCormick, George Washington University Mackay Miller, National Grid Evelyn Nwamaka Ogbeide-Osaretin, Adegboyega University Eric Kehinde Ogunleye, Federal Ministry of Budget and National Planning Kim Hang Pham Do, Massey University Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and Fudan University Britta Rennkamp, University of Cape Town Miranda Schreurs, Freie Universitat Berlin Nicolai Schulz, London School of Economics and Political Science Jonas Sonnenschein, Lund University Benjamin K. Sovacool, University of Sussex Sebastian Strunz, Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research Isabel Studer, Mexican Agency of International Cooperation for Development Louise Tait, University of Cape Town Finn Tarp, UNU-WIDER and University of Copenhagen Jose Maria Valenzuela, El Colegio de Mexico Elena Verdolini, Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici Dewi Yuliani, independent researcher Owen Zinaman, 21st Century Power Partnership

Date: 2017
ISBN: 9780198802242
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