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Feed-in tariffs in the European Union

Renewable energy policy, the internal electricity market and economic expertise

Authors: Cointe, Béatrice, Nadaï, Alain

  • Discusses how feed-in tariffs promote renewable energy in Europe
  • Investigates the relations between markets, politics and expertise in Europe based on a detailed case study. 
  • Considers FITs as market and political agencements and contributes to the discussion of “market-oriented” policies
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About this book

This book is a sociological account of the historical trajectory of feed-in tariffs (FITs) as an instrument for the promotion of renewable energy in Europe. Chapters analyse the emergence and transformations of feed-in tariffs as part of the policy arsenal developed to encourage the creation of markets for RES-E in Europe. The authors explore evolving conceptions of renewable energy policy at the intersection between environmental objectives, technological change and the ambition to liberalise the internal electricity market. They draw conclusions on the relationships between markets and policy-making as it is instituted in the European Union, and on the interplay between the implementation of a European vision on energy and national politics. Distinctive in both its approach and its methods the books aim is not to discuss the design of feed-in tariffs and their evolution, nor is it to assess their efficiency or fairness. Instead, the authors seek to understand what makes feed-in tariffs what they are, and how this has changed over time. 


About the authors

Béatrice Cointe is a researcher in Science and Technology Studies. She wrote a PhD thesis on the emergence of photovoltaics in France at the Centre for International Research on Environment and Development (CIRED). She has held post-doctoral positions in Aix-Marseille University, France and at TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture in the University of Oslo, Norway.
Alain Nadaï is a senior interdisciplinary social scientist at CIRED, the Centre for International Research on Environment and Development, which is part of the French CNRS. His research activity has been centred on environmental controversies and policies, landscape policies, and energy transition policies. He is currently researching the societal and spatial changes induced by energy transition processes. He has contributed as a lead author to the IPCC Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation (SRREN, 2011).

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Agencing Feed-in Tariffs in the European Union

    Cointe, Béatrice (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

  • FITs and European Renewable Energy Policy Before 1996: A Tale of Two Beginnings

    Cointe, Béatrice (et al.)

    Pages 25-38

  • Tariffs, Quotas and the Ideal of Pan-European Harmonisation from 1996 to 2001

    Cointe, Béatrice (et al.)

    Pages 39-57

  • 2001–2008: European-Scale Experimentation in Renewable Energy Policy-Making

    Cointe, Béatrice (et al.)

    Pages 59-85

  • Turbulence and Reforms in European Renewable Energy Policy After 2008

    Cointe, Béatrice (et al.)

    Pages 87-110

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Feed-in tariffs in the European Union
Book Subtitle
Renewable energy policy, the internal electricity market and economic expertise
Authors
Series Title
Progressive Energy Policy
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-76321-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-76321-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-76320-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09464-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 138
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