Energy, Climate and the Environment

Renewable Energy Transformation or Fossil Fuel Backlash

Vested Interests in the Political Economy

Authors: Moe, Espen

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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.

About the authors

Espen Moe is Associate Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway. He received his doctorate in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles, USA. He is the author of Governance, Growth and Global Leadership (2007) and editor of The Political Economy of Renewable Energy and Energy Security (with P. Midford, 2014).

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Moe, Espen

    Pages 1-37

  • Japan: No Structural Change, Save for a Structural Shock? Vested Interests Pre- and Post-Fukushima

    Moe, Espen

    Pages 38-71

  • China: No Energy Transformation, but Full Speed Ahead. Or …?

    Moe, Espen

    Pages 72-101

  • The US: Renewable Energy Doing (Reasonably) Well. Despite the State or Because of It?

    Moe, Espen

    Pages 102-136

  • Germany: At a Crossroads, or Social and Political Consensus Setting It on a Course for Structural Change?

    Moe, Espen

    Pages 137-165

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Renewable Energy Transformation or Fossil Fuel Backlash
Book Subtitle
Vested Interests in the Political Economy
Authors
Series Title
Energy, Climate and the Environment
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-29879-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137298799
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-29878-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 291
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