Environmental Risk Mitigation

Coaxing a Market in the Battery and Energy Supply and Storage Industry

  • Barbara Weiss
  • Michiyo Obi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Barbara Weiss, Michiyo Obi
    Pages 1-8
  3. Barbara Weiss, Michiyo Obi
    Pages 9-32
  4. Barbara Weiss, Michiyo Obi
    Pages 75-106
  5. Barbara Weiss, Michiyo Obi
    Pages 137-153
  6. Barbara Weiss, Michiyo Obi
    Pages 199-210
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 211-280

About this book


This book presents an extensive review of the context and an analysis of the market for clean energy technologies, with batteries as the primary case study. The focus of this book is on clean energy technology and in particular, on renewable energy and portable, mobile, and stationary battery and energy supply. The authors examine how effectively countries with large and advanced economies are building and coaxing the markets needed to effectively mitigate environmental risk. The analysis takes a country-level perspective of some of the largest and most technologically advanced economies in the world including China, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States. The authors explore the measures being taken to foster markets that effectively reduce environmental risk, increase its resilience and even its recovery. In the concluding chapter, the authors suggest that while the market for environmental risk mitigation remains nascent, the possibility for its rapid development is high. A number of market coaxing mechanisms to promote its more rapid development are proposed. The book will be of interest to researchers, policy makers, business strategists, and academics in the fields of political science and business management.

Barbara Weiss is an analyst at the St. Petersburg Institute of International Political Economy, USA. She has a Master’s degree in International Business Studies and a Ph.D. in International Political Economy from the University of Tsukuba, Japan. Her research interests are market structure and competition and risk analysis. She speaks three languages and has lived in Northeast Asia and Europe, as well as in Canada and the US.

Michiyo Obi is Professor of Faculty of Policy Studies at Nanzan University, Japan. She holds a Ph.D. in International Political Economy from the University of Tsukuba, Japan. Her research interests include the global governance of climate change based on the theory of social constructivism, focusing on policy ideas, recognition, and norms.


Risk Mitigation risk management decarbonization environmental stressors green energy production environmental management environmental policy

Authors and affiliations

  • Barbara Weiss
    • 1
  • Michiyo Obi
    • 2
  1. 1.St. Petersburg Institute of International Political EconomyFloridaUSA
  2. 2.Nanzan UniversityNagoyaJapan

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-33956-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-33957-3
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