This book focuses on Renewable Energy (RE) governance - the institutions, plans, policies and stakeholders that are involved in RE implementation - and the complexities and challenges associated with this much discussed energy area. Whilst RE technologies have advanced and become cheaper, governance schemes rarely support those technologies in an efficient and cost-effective way. To illustrate the problem, global case-studies delicately demonstrate successes and failures of renewable energy governance. RE here is considered from a number of perspectives: as a regional geopolitical agent, as a tool to meet national RE targets and as a promoter of local development. The book considers daring insights on RE transitions, governmental policies as well as financial tools, such as Feed-in-Tariffs; along with their inefficiencies and costs. This comprehensive probing of RE concludes with a treatment of what we call the aMega-Whata question - who is benefitting the most from RE and how society can get the best deal? After reading this book, the reader will have been in contact with all aspects of RE governance and be closer to the pulse of RE mechanisms. The reader should also be able to contribute more critically to the dialogue about RE rather than just reinforce the well-worn adage that aRE is a good thing to happena.The problem today in the GIR is that the economic stimuli that helped the 2IR emerge into being dominant around the world was based on government basic economic aid such as ... gmail.com X. Li Department of Culture and Global Studies, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark e-mail: ... A Springer-Verlag London 2013 363 1 Introduction: Cases of Corporate and Business Influences Corporate interests.
|Title||:||Renewable Energy Governance|
|Author||:||Evanthie Michalena, Jeremy Maxwell Hills|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-11-29|