© 2007

Wind Power in Europe

Politics, Business and Society


Part of the Energy, Climate and the Environment Series book series (ECE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Joseph Szarka
    Pages 1-21
  3. Joseph Szarka
    Pages 22-45
  4. Joseph Szarka
    Pages 46-61
  5. Joseph Szarka
    Pages 138-160
  6. Joseph Szarka
    Pages 161-181
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 200-228

About this book


At a time when humanity is challenged by fossil fuel depletion and climate change, this book explains the development of wind power as a major energy growth sector, stressing the interactions between political, economic and social dimensions as the key to understanding public acceptability and uptake.


climate climate change development energy Europe growth Policy research wind

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of BathUK

About the authors

JOSEPH SZARKA is Reader in European Studies at the University of Bath, UK. He is the author of Business in France and The Shaping of Environmental Policy in France, and has published widely on politics and policy-making, particularly on economic, environmental and energy policy.

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'Szarka provides a solid, well-argued and structured analysis of wind energy in Europe. His conclusions provide insightful lessons for future (wind) energy policy at national and European level.' - Raphael Sauter, Journal of Common Market Studies