Sustainability Innovations in the Electricity Sector

  • Dorothea Jansen
  • Katrin Ostertag
  • Rainer Walz

Part of the Sustainability and Innovation book series (SUSTAINABILITY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Katrin Ostertag, Friederike Hülsmann
    Pages 41-55
  3. Katrin Ostertag, Nele Glienke, Karoline Rogge, Dorothea Jansen, Ulrike Stoll, Sven Barnekow
    Pages 83-96
  4. Barbara Praetorius, Mari Martiskainen, Raphael Sauter, Jim Watson
    Pages 117-140

About this book


The future of modern societies depends on their ability to deal with the challenge of climate change in the coming decades. One essential component is a better understanding of innovation processes in the energy sector. This book focuses on sustainability innovations in renewable energies, combined heat and power, and energy service contracting, and analyses the institutions, actors and functions within the innovation system. Of particular interest is the question of whether the joint effect of EU-driven market liberalization and climate policies will succeed in establishing market forces that will drive actors towards more climate-friendly energy production. A special focus is on the role of local utilities in the electricity sector as opposed to large transmission net operators or regional net operators. The countries covered in the contributions include Germany, Denmark, the UK, Switzerland, and the Netherlands.


Cogeneration Energy Services Innovation Renewable Energy Utilities

Editors and affiliations

  • Dorothea Jansen
    • 1
  • Katrin Ostertag
    • 2
  • Rainer Walz
    • 3
  1. 1.Sciences, Chair of Sociology of OrganisationGerman University of AdministrativeSpeyerGermany
  2. 2., Sustainability and Infrastructure SystemFraunhofer Institute for Systems and InnKarlsruheGermany
  3. 3.and Innovation Research, Sustainability and InfrastructureFraunhofer Institute for SystemsKarlsruheGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Physica-Verlag HD
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7908-2729-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7908-2730-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-1030
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