Energy Transition

Financing Consumer Co-Ownership in Renewables

  • Jens Lowitzsch

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Rationale for Consumer Ownership in Renewable Energies

  3. Consumer (Co-)Ownership: Conventional Models and Consumer Stock Ownership Plans

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Jens Lowitzsch, Florian Hanke
      Pages 139-162
    3. Carsten Croonenbroeck, Pasqual Slevec
      Pages 185-196
  4. Country Reports

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-199
    2. Vítězslav Malý, Miroslav Šafařík, Roman Matoušek
      Pages 201-222
    3. Anita Rønne, Flemming Gerhardt Nielsen
      Pages 223-244
    4. Pierre Wokuri, Melike Yalçın-Riollet, Claire Gauthier
      Pages 245-270
    5. Özgür Yildiz, Boris Gotchev, Lars Holstenkamp, Jakob R. Müller, Jörg Radtke, Laura Welle
      Pages 271-293
    6. Andrea Borroni, Felicia van Tulder
      Pages 295-318
    7. Sanne Akerboom, Felicia van Tulder
      Pages 319-344
    8. Katarzyna Goebel
      Pages 345-367
    9. Rebecca Willis, Neil Simcock
      Pages 369-394
    10. Maria Krug-Firstbrook, Claire Haggett, Bregje van Veelen
      Pages 395-419
    11. Millán Diaz-Foncea, Ignacio Bretos
      Pages 421-449
    12. Anna Ebers Broughel, Alexander Stauch, Benjamin Schmid, Pascal Vuichard
      Pages 451-476
  5. North America

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 477-477
    2. Felicia van Tulder, Sharon Klein, Erika Morgan
      Pages 479-506
    3. J. J. McMurtry, M. Derya Tarhan
      Pages 507-531
  6. South America

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 533-533
    2. Liss Böckler, Marcio Giannini Pereira
      Pages 535-557
    3. Sarah Feron, Gloria Baigorrotegui, Cristian Parker, José Opazo, Raúl Cordero
      Pages 559-584
  7. Asia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 585-585
    2. Satyendra Nath Mishra, Jens Lowitzsch
      Pages 587-610
    3. Junaid Alam Memon, Anwar Hussain
      Pages 611-635
    4. Jörg Raupach-Sumiya
      Pages 637-659
  8. Summary of the Results and Their Implications for Policy-Making

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 661-661
    2. Gloria Baigorrotegui, Jens Lowitzsch
      Pages 663-701
    3. Wolf-Peter Schill, Alexander Zerrahn, Friedrich Kunz
      Pages 703-731
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 777-794

About this book


This book addresses energy transition in cities, from fossil to renewable energy sources, by proposing citizens’ financial participation (ownership) in renewable energies, including consumer stock ownership plans (CSOP). 

The editor deals with financial, organisational, legal and social conditions of a new system of decentralised energy production co-owned by consumers of energy and presents concrete methods and measures to explain this model. This approach is completed by an overview of the actual framework and experiences in different countries. The editor focuses on distributed energy and financial participation, rooted in economic theory, as a way forward towards achieving a low carbon society. 


Sustainability goals Smart grids New institutional economics Consumer Stock Ownership Plans (CSOP) Government policy Domestic energy markets EU legislation

Editors and affiliations

  • Jens Lowitzsch
    • 1
  1. 1.European University ViadrinaFrankfurt (Oder)Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-93517-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-93518-8
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Finance, Business & Banking