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The Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions

Douglas Arent, Channing Arndt, Mackay Miller, Finn Tarp, and Owen Zinaman

Abstract

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 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 in the world will set about to design and implement the most promising and locally relevant policies for achieving their ... More

Keywords: climate change, clean energy transition, political economy, CoP21, UNFCCC, global emissions, policy experimentation, GHG emissions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198802242
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198802242.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Douglas Arent, editor
Executive Director, Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Channing Arndt, editor
Senior Research Fellow, United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research

Mackay Miller, editor
Professional Scholar, Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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Part I The Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions

1 Introduction and Synthesis

Douglas Arent, Channing Arndt, Mackay Miller, Finn Tarp, and Owen Zinaman

3 Carbon Pricing under Political Constraints

Jesse D. Jenkins and Valerie J. Karplus

4 Border Adjustment Mechanisms

Julien Bueb, Lilian Richieri Hanania, and Alice Le Clézio

6 Varieties of Clean Energy Transitions in Europe

Stefan Ćetković, Aron Buzogány, and Miranda Schreurs

7 The Political Economy of Energy Innovation

Shouro Dasgupta, Enrica de Cian, and Elena Verdolini

12 Governing Clean Energy Transitions in China and India

Karoliina Isoaho, Alexandra Goritz, and Nicolai Schulz

13 Towards a Political Economy Framework for Wind Power

Michael R. Davidson, Fredrich Kahrl, and Valerie J. Karplus

15 European Energy Security

Almas Heshmati and Shahrouz Abolhosseini

17 Global Trends in the Political Economy of Smart Grids

Cherrelle Eid, Rudi Hakvoort, and Martin de Jong

Part IX Moving Forward

29 Moving Forward

Douglas Arent, Channing Arndt, Finn Tarp, and Owen Zinaman

End Matter