A Comparison of Energy Transition Governance in Germany, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom

Article, Other literature type OPEN
Erik Laes ; Leen Gorissen ; Frank Nevens (2014)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
  • Journal: Sustainability, volume 6, issue 3 2, pages 1-24 (issn: 2071-1050)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3390/su6031129
  • Subject: TD194-195 | Renewable energy sources | climate policy | energy transition; transition governance; climate policy | energy transition | transition governance | TJ807-830 | GE1-350 | Environmental sciences | Environmental effects of industries and plants
    • jel: jel:Q2 | jel:Q3 | jel:Q0 | jel:Q | jel:Q5 | jel:Q56 | jel:O13

This paper reviews and analyzes the challenges of energy transition governance towards a low-carbon society as a political achievement. The main research question is how specific “transition governance approaches” (as advocated by transition theory) can be embedded/anch... View more
  • References (70)
    70 references, page 1 of 7

    Voβ, J.-P., Bauknecht, D., Kemp, R., Eds. Reflexive Governance for Sustainable Development; Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK, 2006.

    Doern, B.; Gattinger, M. Power Switch: Energy Regulatory Governance in the Twenty-First Century; University of Toronto Press: Toronto, ON, Canada, 2004.

    European Commission (EC). A Roadmap for Moving to a Competitive Low Carbon Economy in 2050; European Commission: Brussels, Belgium, 2011.

    Unruh, G. Understanding carbon lock-in. Energy Policy 2000, 28, 817-830.

    5. Van den Bergh, J.C.J.M.; Truffer, B.; Kallis, G. Environmental innovation and societal transitions: Introduction and overview. Environ. Innov. Soc. Transit. 2011, 1, 1-23.

    6. Loorbach, D. Transition management for sustainable development: A prescriptive, complexity-based governance framework. Governance 2010, 23, 161-183.

    7. Grin, J.; Rotmans, J.; Schot, J. Transitions towards Sustainable Development; Routledge Studies in Sustainability Transitions; Routledge: London, UK, 2010; Volume 1.

    8. Voβ, J.-P.; Bornemann, B. The politics of reflexive governance: Challenges for designing adaptive management and transition management. Ecol. Soc. 2011, 16, Article 9. Available online: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol16/iss2/art9/main.html (accessed on 6 January 2014).

    9. Avelino, F.; Rotmans, J. Power in transition: An interdisciplinary framework to study power in relation to structural change. Eur. J. Soc. Theory 2009, 12, 543-569.

    10. Meadowcroft, J. Environmental political economy, technological transitions and the state. New Pol. Econ. 2005, 10, 479-498.

  • Metrics
    No metrics available
Share - Bookmark