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Renewables : the politics of a global energy transition

Author: Michaël Aklin; Johannes Urpelainen
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : The MIT Press, 2018.
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A comprehensive political analysis of the rapid growth in renewable wind and solar power, mapping an energy transition through theory, case studies, and policy.
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Aklin, Michaël.
Renewables.
Cambridge, MA : The MIT Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017028648
(OCoLC)993134386
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michaël Aklin; Johannes Urpelainen
ISBN: 9780262344609 0262344602
OCLC Number: 1029200673
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Intro; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Preface; I The Argument; 1 Introduction; 1.1 Renewable Energy: Political and Economic Challenges; 1.2 Summary of the Argument; 1.3 Ideas, Implications, and Contributions; 1.4 Plan of the Book; 2 Renewable Energy: Past, Present, and Future; 2.1 Renewable Energy: Opportunities and Challenges; 2.2 Historical Energy Transitions; 2.3 The Early Years of Renewable Energy; 2.4 Localized Expansion; 2.5 Globalizing Renewable Energy; 3 Policy Responses to External Shocks: A Theory; 3.1 External Shocks; 3.2 Politicization 3.3 National Lock-In and Global Convergence3.4 Research Strategy; II A Political History of Renewable Energy; 4 External Shocks: Destabilizing the Carbon Economy; 4.1 The 1973 and 1979 Oil Crises: Of Shocks and Policy Responses; 4.2 Summary of Comparative Case Studies; 4.3 Frontrunners in Key Industrialized Countries: United States and Germany; 4.4 Why Did France and the United Kingdom Not Respond?; 4.5 Contrasting the Danish and Finnish Cases; 5 Politicization: When the Stakes Grow Too High; 5.1 Renewable Energy Growth and Policies Across Nations; 5.2 Summary of Comparative Case Studies 5.3 Politicization of Renewable Energy in the United States5.4 The German Case; 5.5 Limits to Politicization and Opposition in Denmark; 5.6 The Dogs That Did Not Bark; 6 Lock-In: An Era of Rapid Growth; 6.1 A Global Boom in Renewable Energy Investment; 6.2 Summary of Comparative Case Studies; 6.3 Rapid Growth in Pioneer Countries: Denmark and Germany; 6.4 The Comeback of an Early Leader: The United States; 6.5 Renewables Arrive in France and the United Kingdom; 6.6 The Case of Spain; 6.7 The Global Diffusion of Renewable Energy; 6.8 Renewables in Emerging Giants: China and India 6.9 Beyond China and IndiaIII The Road Ahead; 7 Improving National Policy; 7.1 Seizing the Opportunity: Tailored Policy Responses; 7.2 Creating Winners and Advocacy Coalitions; 7.3 Managing the Lock-In of Renewables; 7.4 Guiding International Cooperation; 7.5 Promoting Renewables across Borders; 8 Conclusion; 8.1 Renewables and Global Energy Futures; 8.2 Implications for Energy; 8.3 Implications for International and Comparative Political Economy; 8.4 Powering the Future With Renewables; Notes; References; Index
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