Multiplying Mighty Davids?

The Influence of Energy Cooperatives on Germany's Energy Transition

  • Sarah Debor

Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Sarah Debor
    Pages 1-11
  3. Sarah Debor
    Pages 21-35
  4. Sarah Debor
    Pages 103-126
  5. Sarah Debor
    Pages 323-351
  6. Sarah Debor
    Pages 353-362
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 363-425

About this book


This book systematically describes and evaluates the impact of energy cooperatives as a key driving force in the German energy transition toward a sustainability-oriented energy sector. Based on a comprehensive survey and three case studies, it provides an instructive overview of the overall dimensions and scope of energy cooperatives in Germany, and of their history, structure and current investment projects. The book not only contributes to the energy policy discourse in Germany, but also highlights the role of energy cooperatives to enable an international readership to explore their potential in other countries. Further, it makes a theoretical contribution toward substantially supplementing actor research in general, and enterprise research in particular, in the field of sustainability transitions science.


German Energy Transition German Energiewende German Energy Cooperatives Sustainability Transitions Science Actor Research Enterprise Research

Authors and affiliations

  • Sarah Debor
    • 1
  1. 1.Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and EnergyWuppertalGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-77627-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-77628-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1933
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-7178
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