Renewable Energy Transformation or Fossil Fuel Backlash

Vested Interests in the Political Economy

  • Espen Moe

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

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Introduction

Renewable energy is rising within an energy system dominated by powerful vested energy interests in fossil fuels, nuclear and electric utilities. Analyzing renewables in six very different countries, the author argues that it is the extent to which states have controlled these vested interests that determines the success or failure of renewables.

Keywords

Renewable energy energy policy wind power solar photovoltaic (PV) vested interests Japan China Germany USA Denmark Norway feed-in tariff (FIT) political economy Conservation energy nuclear renewable energy structural change wind

Authors and affiliations

  • Espen Moe
    • 1
  1. 1.Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)TrondheimNorway

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137298799
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-57116-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-29879-9
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