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Renewable Energies in Germany’s Electricity Market

A Biography of the Innovation Process

  • Elke Bruns
  • Dörte Ohlhorst
  • Bernd Wenzel
  • Johann Köppel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Elke Bruns, Dörte Ohlhorst, Bernd Wenzel, Johann Köppel
    Pages 1-5
  3. Elke Bruns, Dörte Ohlhorst, Bernd Wenzel, Johann Köppel
    Pages 7-13
  4. Elke Bruns, Dörte Ohlhorst, Bernd Wenzel, Johann Köppel
    Pages 15-87
  5. Elke Bruns, Dörte Ohlhorst, Bernd Wenzel, Johann Köppel
    Pages 89-159
  6. Elke Bruns, Dörte Ohlhorst, Bernd Wenzel, Johann Köppel
    Pages 161-228
  7. Elke Bruns, Dörte Ohlhorst, Bernd Wenzel, Johann Köppel
    Pages 229-260
  8. Elke Bruns, Dörte Ohlhorst, Bernd Wenzel, Johann Köppel
    Pages 261-331
  9. Elke Bruns, Dörte Ohlhorst, Bernd Wenzel, Johann Köppel
    Pages 333-365
  10. Elke Bruns, Dörte Ohlhorst, Bernd Wenzel, Johann Köppel
    Pages 367-386
  11. Elke Bruns, Dörte Ohlhorst, Bernd Wenzel, Johann Köppel
    Pages 387-402
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 403-408

About this book

Introduction

This cross-sectional, interdisciplinary study traces the “history of innovation” of renewable energies in Germany. It features five renewable energy sectors of electricity generation: biomass, photovoltaic, wind energy, geothermal energy and hydropower. The study analyzes the development of the respective technologies as well as their contribution to electricity generation. It focuses on driving forces and constraints for renewable energies in the period between 1990 and today. Through tracking the innovations and mapping the actors, the book answers questions such as: Which technological developments, pivotal actors and actor constellations, which political strategies, goals and instruments play a major role in the innovation process? What legal, administrative, economic and social conditions have been and still are most significant? How do the conflicting aims of environmental protection objectives, including the goals to battle climate change, fit into the larger picture of energy production? Which are the variables that most affect the expansion of renewable energy usage, and in what way?

Keywords

climate change mitigation energy policy governance innovation renewable energy

Authors and affiliations

  • Elke Bruns
    • 1
  • Dörte Ohlhorst
    • 2
  • Bernd Wenzel
    • 3
  • Johann Köppel
    • 4
  1. 1., Dept. of Landscape Architecture and EnviBerlin Institute of TechnologyBerlinGermany
  2. 2., Center for Technology and Society (ZTG)Berlin Institute of TechnologyBerlinGermany
  3. 3.Ingenieurbüro für neue Energien (IfnE)TeltowGermany
  4. 4.Fak. VII-Architektur Umwelt Gesellschaft, Inst. Landschaftsarchitektur undTU BerlinBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-9905-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-9904-4
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-9905-1
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